Blossoms everywhere. I love these spring weeks in Philadelphia. So very pretty. I wrote this weeks ago: Effective -25°F and I'm looking back at this profile to remind myself why I'm here! Brr-rrr! Since my 14 years in Chicago, I haven't been this cold. Traded sego palms and crepe myrtle for cherry blossoms and lilacs. I've moved from sunny, funky Austin, TX (hence pabaustin). New adventures lie ahead in Center City, Philadelphia. I can hear street music. Someone is practicing clarinet. Is that what it means to live around the corner from Avenue of the Arts. Passionate about international, ethnic, and cultural variety, cities, outdoor markets. Sculpture and architecture--natura l and man-made. Water. Sunlight. Thunderstorms. Snowy days. Curling up w a book in front of a fire, next to someone I love. Physical intimacy. Adore cooking w friends. I've lived and traveled extensively overseas and my frames of reference are global. Interested in science and a wide variety of cutting-edge research areas--questions people ask and how they go about answering them. Edit papers for international doctoral candidates, post docs. (I need to make new connections at the many universities here.) Like to write. Politically liberal, and active. Play it again: a fabulous trek in the Grand Canyon--sky was clear and moon was full--one bloody cold December. I made my second trek last March, despite a cracked sternum. My two daughters inspire me. They're intellectual, sensitive, experimental, and challenge me to engage in new adventures. We exchange ideas and opinions and work to respect each other's boundaries. Not a couch potato: prefer lectures, seminars, walking, swimming, working out. Like theater, jazz, blues, chamber music. Wait,Wait Don't Tell Me, Jon, Stephen, and Austin bumper stickers make me laugh, biographies, historical fiction. Think we'd enjoy one another? Please read on, carefully. For the right guy, I'll transition elsewhere.