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…
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...