I love my job (I teach at a university), and highly respect it in others. My daughter and I are very close, although she is a grad students and lives in a different state. I travelled a lot (conferences), but also back and forth to Russia once in a few years (where I am originally from). I like reading, travelling, foreign films, friends, good conversations, museums, European cities, and perhaps spending ten days a year near the ocean. I like cooking, too, but it's not my passion.