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.
I have been a graphic artist for most of my working life, and for the past 18 years have worked on children's books for a Westchester publisher.
I am extremely fortunate to have many close friends, quite a few of them who 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, though 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 of my being is that I love trying new cuisines with flavors I have never experienced, in addition to loving Indian,
Thai and Middle Eastern foods.
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.