Grew up in reformed Jewish neighborhoods going to reformed Jewish Hunter College Junior/High school for the gifted in New York City and State University of New York at Albany with B.A. in Sociology/Mass Communications/Resea rch Methodology. Grew up with, feels most comfortable with, and has many friends who are, culturally but not religiously Jewish. Loves renaissance festivals, food and craft festivals, art museums, ethnic dining (love Jewish food), a variety of music. Visually oriented enjoys digital photography and digital photography editing, designing necklaces from bead collection, crocheting sweaters, sewing patchwork, viewing art exhibitions and listening to a variety of DVDs. Also likes to concoct soups/stews with pressure cooker, one pot meals with microwave oven, read a lot , and watch public (general, kids, Japanese) TV. Very articulate and eloquent aspiring writer. Politically and socially liberal pro-choice, anti-war, pro-union.