Former Manhattanite, now a home-owner in Queens. Former business-owner and holder of a first degree black-belt (22 years ago.) Lived in Israel for one year.Returned to graduate school for a degree in special education and have embarked on a new career working with special needs pre-schoolers. I am a hiker and a world traveler, trying never to go back to the same country twice. I love foreign films, getting subscriptions to small theater productions and curling up with a good book. I have many long-term friendships which I truly value.