I'm a clinical psychologist working in a residential treatment center, I have a beautiful puppy named Bernice and I'm looking for a serious relationship. I'm polite, irreverent, creative, compassionate, and often racy conversationalist, and I love laughing above most other things. I like to find out who people are, form meaningful connections and I'm generally very accepting. My greatest passions are discussing books and film, singing and writing music, maintaining an active and integral role in my community, and helping people in need. I'm creatively ambitious, but I keep my life very simple, manageable. Whatever I am -- whatever my faults or short-comings, and whatever my achievements and gifts -- I firmly believe in two things: everyone is equal, and there is plenty.