I see the world through a writer's eyes. I am curious by nature and interested to know about what interests others, what moves them. I value authenticity, but also kindness, and sometimes find myself navigating the tension between the two. I'm not always happy with the result, but glad it's still a question for me. I am moved by earnestness and generosity in a sometimes harsh world. I love moving through nature, preferably on a bike, river raft, or train. I daydream about riding a motorcycle along a country road or through the redwoods. My brain is realistic, but my heart is optimistic. I am easy going and have a sense of humor that surprises people. (Stephen Colbert cracks me up!) I love movies/theater, mountain biking, poker, music and most things Apple. I support NPR and can't stand Fox News. My parents watch Fox News. I still love my parents. I can be opinionated about certain issues, but not too proud to change my mind. I am irreverent when it's called for (which is often), but also good-hearted. I am exhausted by people who are relentlessly upbeat and prefer those who are willing to experience the full spectrum of their emotions. I don't always experience the full spectrum of my emotions... I think that may be where you come in.