Off the top of my head, I'd say that I was a risk-taker and an optimist, the two no doubt related. I'm a liberal and come from a position of plenty, also related concepts, and think that given half a chance, people will behave honorably, which is not to say that I deny the existence of evil. I like to move and be moved, love to walk the urban landscape as well as the natural world. And I'm interested in the human predicament on all levels, whether personal or theoretical, and its interpretation in art. I'm dedicated to family, the reigning matriarch at this point, and to friends, and I love filling the table with both for a good meal, good wine, and energetic conversation. As time has passed, I've become more tolerant and open and don't take the details of daily life too seriously. A good laugh is a powerful balm, release, and energizer. And there's plenty to laugh at and about. I'm generally relaxed but engaged and enjoy encountering new people and places and pursuing new experience.