My friends describe me as compassionate, resilient, nurturing and straightforward. I grew up in NOLA and am a committed New Orleans Saints fan -- I pay way too much to DirectTV to have access to all of the games. I enjoy preparing meals and entertaining friends -- cocktails and wines tailored to the celebration are part of the fun. I read books of all genres and the DMN and NYT on the weekends. Life isn't always easy but there is so much beauty and goodness to experience. For me the most important aspect of a relationship is having someone to share it all -- the pain and the joys -- with me.