As divisive as politics has become these days, I should mention that I am a proud liberal. I'd rather my tax dollars support education and single payer health care rather than war. I don't think the very wealthy should be able to buy our government. We need hand counted paper ballots; voting machines can be (and often are) rigged.
Still there? Good.
I live in the perfect location! My home is surrounded by trees. When the trees are leafed out, I can't see any other buildings at all. I'm off a dead end road, so it's very quiet and peaceful. I see deer and wild turkeys often, and have seen a coyote and a porcupine.
And yet I'm only a ten minute drive from downtown Wausau, which boasts an amazing performing arts scene, a small but vibrant art museum and even some decent restaurants. The Wisconsin river runs through town, and has a world-class whitewater kayak course. It's fun to watch all the different kayak races.
I enjoy my local UU church, which has hosted Tibetan Buddhist teachers several times a year. Much to my surprise, I've become pretty interested in Buddhism. The Tibetan Buddhist teachers I've met seem so happy, peaceful and content. I want more of that in my life, and have been reading texts, attending teachings and meditating for the last few years. I'm calmer and more content because of it.
I have two grown sons, one still in WI and the other out in Berkeley, CA, in grad school.
I play some violin/fiddle, though not as often as I'd like. love Celtic music, and play some fiddle tunes myself. I'd love to have a Celtic music jam around here, but no luck yet.
I've been divorced for a gadzillion years and am pretty used to being on my own. Still, it would be nice to find someone special to share my life. Who knows what will happen next? Anything is possible. We never know what life has in store for us, just around the next bend.
I am enthusiastic, impulsive, and welcoming
I love to travel, and have been taking a couple of trips most years. I also travel locally, sometimes to Minneapolis or Chicago for a variety of arts and performance events, not to mention good food. I'm meditating with a Tibetan Buddhist group pretty regularly. I don't pretend to understand even the basics of Buddhism, but I'm so impressed with the Tibetan Buddhist lamas I've met through their teaching visits. I want to be more like them, to have more peace, joy and contentment in my life. So I figure it's worth trying what they do (and trying to figure out what they do) to see if it helps.
I enjoy canoeing and kayaking, tho I don't get out often enough. It feels great to get out on the water, especially on a warm day. But whatever the weather, it feels like entering another, more natural world, just paddling along on top of the water and looking at the world. When I'm on the water I know that all is not lost.
I love seafood, good steaks, fresh veggies, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and most anything different from the regular hamburger routine (tho I do enjoy the occasional burger, too). Well made beer and good wine are an important complement to daily life.
Subject to change at whim.....
Tibetan Buddhism. I admire the teachers and practitioners I meet and want some of their joy, serenity, peace and happiness in my life. So I'm doing some reading and trying to see what it's all about.
Pets, friends and family.
But that's just where I'm at right this moment. Ask me again tomorrow.
Typical? No such thing.