67Wausau, United States
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My self-summary
I love poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick. (Only kidding about the poetry.)

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
What I’m doing with my life
I am enjoying life! I'm volunteering at the Woodson Art Museum as a docent, which mostly means leading tours for school groups and hanging out with toddlers once a month. It's great fun. I also volunteer with our local performing arts venue, and see/hear a lot of good performances.

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’m really good at
I'm really good at being friendly and welcoming. I get along splendidly with most dogs, especially large and medium sized dogs. (I am not a fan of really tiny dogs.) I play violin, and I enjoy playing chamber music. I'm not Itzak Perlman, but I have a good time making music. I like folk music, especially Celtic, Cape Breton and the like, as well as classical.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea. You'll have to tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore's "Lamb" but none of his other books, Anne McCaffrey when I need an escape, Celtic music, Bach, cellos, Yo Yo Ma.

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.....
Six things I could never do without
Travel. A quiet place to retreat. My car (I live out in the country a bit, and public transportation is unavailable). The performing arts. Air, food, water and all that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music. Live music. Musicians. Being present. How music helps me be present. How I admire some people because I want to be them, or be like them. Can I be a German cellist in my next life? Please? (joking about the next life stuff.)

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.
On a typical Friday night I am
During fall, winter and spring I'm often out at the Grand Theater, ushering for a live music event. Other Friday nights I'm staying in, cooking myself a meal and relaxing, hanging on this infernal computer, or just reading and zoning out. Other Fridays I might be out at a house party with friends, or out for a bite to eat.

Typical? No such thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wear several toe rings.
You should message me if
Anything I've said here prompts you to get in touch. I always enjoy hearing from new people.
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