I'm a pretty easy-going person; I really can't be offended by anything except willful ignorance. I think that curiosity makes the world a better place and therefore am up for just about anything. All this doesn't mean that I'm not passionate about certain things: cooking and cocktails, recycling, science education...an eclectic mix of issues.
I love nothing more than being blown away by live shows; creative storytelling in any form is beautiful. Seeking these stories out takes me to live music shows, theater, dance recitals, gallery openings, chef's tastings, sporting events (Sporting KC & Royals especially) and any other place something interesting has a chance of happening.
The happiest years of my life were spent on stage and I drifted from that in pursuit of "stability". Lesson learned; pursue happiness and stability will tag along (sometimes a little farther back than you would like, but it'll be there).
crossword puzzles & scrabble
working with children
making a Singapore Sling and other tasty things
I've been on a Red Line Chemistry kick lately, great Kansas City hard rock band. Also, Amber Rubarth in the singer/songwriter vein.
Haven't been watching much TV, but I do like Burn Notice, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and the odd Science Channel marathon.
Favorite authors/books: "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson, "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, the poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye, "What's the Matter with Kansas?", almost any popular or more difficult book on cosmology, Steve Martin's memoire "Born Standing Up".
Love food. Period. In moderation, of course!
the next stage
a good fedora
someone who smiles every time I perform (deserving or not)
knowledge of the past
I guess if there's another topic that gets more time than others it would be politics. I mean the actual policy aspect of it (you know, the part that our politicians have forgotten). I try to get involved in city issues and sometimes bigger ones as well. Not so much as it consumes all my time but when I think something is important I like to get involved.