For starters, I am new to the Issaquah area - moving this month from Beaverton, Oregon. I would describe myself as thoughtful, caring, giving, and committed - far from perfect, but aspiring to achieve positive outcomes for myself, for those I love, and for the community. People say I'm funny and yes, that's always been a part of who I am and the ways I behave. I can also be intense or serious - which is partly related to my analytic approach to the "business" of life. I do tend to question the status quo and some conventional wisdom. I work at keeping things in balance and in perspective, since I don't organically or automatically default to an "everything in moderation" or "everything is OK" response to life. I have a fundamental belief in the good will of people and faith that the natural order will be sustained, and that each of us plays a key role in that process.