I recently moved to Santa Fe from California and am still at the "I can't believe I really live here" stage, which I hope will last forever. Having grown up in New York, and after living most of my adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, I find that I may not be a city girl after all. Who knew? Some of my passions and loves include my two grown children, my parents (in small doses), writing, reading (mostly non-fiction but I'm also hopelessly addicted to Latin American writersI think it's their wonderful mix of cynicism and romanticism), hiking, politics, quiet dinners with friends, lazy sunday mornings with the nyt, music (mostly 50s and 60s r&r, blues and jazz), travel, and life. On a more personal note, I tend to lean left politically, am passionate about both life and love, smile often, laugh easily and am one of life's lucky people. I'd love to find someone who wants to share some of my passions with me as much as I want to share his passions with him.