59 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I am honest, generous, active and adventurous. I am imaginative, playful, energetic and a bit mischievous! I find myself quite easy to get along with – most of the time. I enjoy most things in life and I cope quite well when things are not so enjoyable. I’ve lived through quite a lot… I am very affectionate, emotionally intelligent and I have yet to find a conflict, personal or political, that could not be solved with open and honest communication. I cook, wash dishes, do housework and always leave the seat down!

I am happiest on my bicycle or walking through woods or up mountains. I love exploring new places, meeting new people, singing round a campfire, dancing round the kitchen and spending time with my grown daughters, their partners and friends – as well as hanging out with my own friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances.

AND I am passionately committed to working for a more compassionate, less violent, fairer and more sustainable world. That is what gets me up in the mornings and what will continue to drive me forward until the day I die. It’s also what makes relationships difficult, so I’m looking for a soulmate who connects with me on that level.

I was born in the USA, grew up in Scotland, lived most of my life in London but have also worked in several other countries, mostly warzones. I love being back in London but I am not tied to staying here if my soulmate turns out to be somewhere else!

Oh, and I write songs – you can hear some if you search for my profile name…
What I’m doing with my life
listening to the small, still voice within and letting it speak and sing and act through me to transform the world...
I’m really good at
singing, laughing, dancing, writing...
The first things people usually notice about me
my infectious smile? the twinkle in my eye? my disarming accent? the fact that I actually look like the photos on my profile?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Thoreau, Gandhi, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, Hannah Arendt, Martin Buber, Rainer Maria Rilke, Steven Pinker, Dorothy Rowe, Johan Galtung, Daniel Dennett, Daniel Goldman, Marshall Rosenberg, Peter Russell, Abraham Heschel, Kenneth Boulding, Jonathan Schell, Brian Swimme, Mary Oliver, Rachel Naomi Remen...

Movies: Life is Beautiful, Millions, Shawshank Redemption, All the President's Men, Battle of Algiers, Fly Away Home, 7 days and 7 nights, Gandhi, Italian Lessons, To Kill a Mockingbird, Heaven Can Wait, If!, Pushing Tin, The King's Speech, Friendly Persuasion, The Full Monty, Billy Eliot, Midnight in Paris, North by Northwest, Groundhog Day!

TV Shows: West Wing, the Daily Show, Colbert Report

Music: Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Elgar Cello Concerto, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Emporer Concerto, Shostakovitch #5, Aaron Copland Quiet City, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Stephen Sondheim, Rhapsody in Blue, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, The Script, Sting, Katy Perry, Owl City, Maroon 5, David Wilcox, Peter Mayer, Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift!

Food: Fresh corn-on-the-cob, sautéed asparagus, cheese soufflé, baked potato, broad beans, a good beef stroganoff, corned beef hash, cole slaw with toasted sunflower seeds, haggis, stovies (another Scottish dish I will never see again), salmon, Thai Green Curry, chicken korma, real Swiss muesli...
The six things I could never do without
There are no 'things' I could NEVER do without, depending of course on the circumstances. But if the question is what do I treasure above all else in my life, they would be my 2 daughters and my son-in-law. Apart from them, I'm pretty partial to fresh air, trees, flowers, birds, animals, grass and a body of water to feast my eyes on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why the world is the way it is and why people are the way they are, and how change happens in nature and in our brains and in our cultures and societies and how we can most effectively prod along and speed up those changes so that the world gets itself onto a more sustainable course before its too late.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally with friends, either listening to live music or providing some live music myself!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
hm, I'll have to think about that some more...
You should message me if
What I have said resonates with you and you would like to explore it further!