Friends describe me as very caring, humorous, & passionate about my loved ones and the work I do. I love to walk, hike, kayak, paint, share my interest in the creative process with others and encourage their exploration. Some of the books on my night stand are: The Gift: Poems by Hafiz The Great Sufi Master, I Will Never Leave You, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, Why Him? Why Her? Art is a Way of Knowing, The Power of Now, There are also some relaxation CD's and a couple of mindfulness meditation CD's as well. I am deeply interested in the experience of being human and love good conversation... even mediocre is okay sometimes! So, who am I?....My dad always said that compassion is the measure of a man. I agree and aim to balance it with humor, wit and a sense of adventure & curiosity. Einstein said that we either live as if nothing is a miracle or everything is a miracle. I vote "everything!" The awe I feel in the presence of nature feeds my innate tendency toward gratitude and optimism.