I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: spending time with family and friends, good meals, outdoors, fun movies. I have three grown children, two of whom are married; all are independant. Looking forward to whatever adventures this stage of my life has to offer: exploring new places, new intellectual challenges, new activities and a new companion to share these with. I moved to the DC area seven years ago for a new job as a patent examiner and am still working full time. I have enjoyed the opportunity to explore the city, museums and lectures as I am an enthusiastic proponent of life-long learning.