I'm an outgoing person with an optimistic perspective. I enjoy my work as a free lance feature writer, writing profiles of interesting people and also writing about performing arts, which gives me a chance to attend plays, concerts, dance programs. I'm also a retired college teacher, having taught in the English department at Community College of Philadelphia. I'm committed to public education, so I've become a mentor with the Philadelphia Futures program for promising high school students. Giving back is an important value at this stage of my life. So are my friendships and family relationships. As for interests, I enjoy theater, movies, music, travel. I also have a keen interest in liberal poltics. And I take pride in staying fit and working out regularly. .