Who am I? I'm the sparkle in your life to give you warmth, laughter and passion. I'm eclectic and multi-faceted with a curious nature to learn and to explore new places. Sharing humor with stimulating conversation while giving and receiving affection with respect, acceptance and trust are the key to a lasting relationship. I have a strong creative side that needs to be expressed....decorat ing, creating in the garden, cooking, mosaics and my passion, designing and creating beaded jewelry. I've traveled to many parts of the world ....climbing down a 30 foot ladder into an opal mine in Australia in Brazil bargaining for gems on the street just to name a few atypical experiences. The day starts with reading the LA Times, but a goal is to read Time magazine before another one arrives. I'm an extrovert with a strong social network and community involvement. I have a son who is married and has a precious two year old.This who I am, and now it's time to share my life with a loving , fun, communicative, patient partner who has a zest for life. I'm not a native of Southern California but love living here.