I am a 60 year -old former New Yorker transplanted to Florida. Now in my third career as a middle /high school English /Language Arts teacher, I am thankful for all variety of life experiences and my very diverse family and group of friends,who have provided me with endless hours of "material" to use in the classroom. I remain a liberal Democrat who will continue to campaign for Obama. I watch the NY Yankees every chance I get , still homesick for the good old days in Brooklyn, Long Island, and Greenwhich Village, After studying Art History and Film in college, I worked in the film industry for 10 years (MGM, primarily) and have many favorites, but especially love Woody Allen Films, any joint by Spike Lee and documentaries by and about intelligent, open-minded people. My two best friends in my head are Bill Maher and Anderson Cooper and so now you know I am quite a character. I have two successful, amazingly normal and well-adjusted grown sons, and one gorgeous granddaughter and when I am not missing them, I am enjoying my new single life here in South Florida.