I'm pretty, bright, affectionate -- and passionate about my interests, which include my work, family and many friends, art and music, the environment, Judaism, ethnic food, reading, travel, spirituality, interfaith dialogue and making the world a better place. I like to hang out, and also to hike. I like to dance and to be still. I like to laugh with Monty Python and Craig Ferguson and "Men in Black," make art and music and good food, and to be silly and sometimes serious with the kids in my life. Through my work, I love helping healing happen. I've spent a year each living in Israel and England, and have traveled around Europe, most recently heading to Spain and Turkey with an interfaith dialogue group. Getting to do these things with people I care about makes life feel especially rich.