Ballet/opera aficionado; music, esp. classical, jazz. strings-piano-organ. Inveterate reader: Historical non-Fiction, e.g., Gore Vidal's Lincoln; political/social economics, e.g., Paul Krugman- The Conscience of a Liberal/End This Depression Now!; Freakonomics- Levitt/Dubner; Robert Reich-I'll Be Short: Essentialsfor a Decent Working Society/Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it; mysteries; plays; poetry; philosophy/theology/history.
Fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves (human/animals); never losing a child's self of wonder; performing random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of beauty, because I can.
Insatiable thirst for knowledge; Intuitive; intelligent; introspective; sensitive; empathetic; dry, self-deprecating sense of humor; appreciative of irony; animal lover; enjoy knowing people from diverse backgrounds, and hearing their opinions.
Fractured both ankles skydiving in 1998; still had the highest marks for best jump.
What Gives Me Hope
Sites like Care2, populated by individuals like all of us; Children.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
Anne of Green Gables; The Razor's Edge; A Separate Peace; 1984; Black Like Me; Cry The Beloved Country; All Quiet On The Western Front; Fear of Flying-Erica Jong; Das Boot; Gandhi; Chariots of Fire; Pearl Buck novels; The Little World of Don Camillo series-Giovanni Guareschi; Steinbeck; Hemingway; Tuesdays With Morrie; The Five People You Meet in Heaven; Frost; Dickinson; Sandburg; Yeats; Whitman; GB Shaw; Tennessee Williams; Albee; Tennyson...so many more, so little room.
They fed my imagination; opened my eyes, my heart and my soul; made me think; made me laugh; and, made me cry: They are my constants in a chaotic world.