I am an upbeat person who has many interests - art, music (jazz, world music and classical are my preferences), theater, travel, being outdoors (summer is my favorite season) and am open to interests of others.
I am an avid reader and find that generally I prefer foreign authors who open my horizons to other cultures. As to art, I studied at Pratt Institute and enjoy seeing art exhibits. A graphic artist for most of my working life, for the past 19 years have worked on children's books for a Westchester publisher.
Though I'm happy to have many interests, I am open to welcoming new venues and insights of others and learning additional fun or serious experiences.
Extremely fortunate to have many close friends, quite a few of them laugh quite heartily at my Woody Allen'ish sense of humor (though sometimes I hear a few groans). I enjoy American and foreign films and speak a bit of French, not fluently, but have gotten around France using the little I know.
I am fairly avid about swimming and power walking and try to stay fit and healthy, physically and emotionally. Another facet is that I love trying new cuisines with
unusual flavors. My favorites are Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern foods and hope
that I find someone who also enjoys new flavors.
So I think that about sums me up for the moment, though I don't know if a brief summary can truly describe one's personality and character. Of course, am hoping it's enough for at least a beginning. I would like to add what is very important to me is to be with someone considerate, has a good sense of humor and enjoys and is open to discussions of the world, politics, and ideas.