I love people, ideas, the arts, dance, theater, nature, dinners with friends. I am patient and not judgmental, a "free spirit," generous, easy going, artistic - not perfect! People like to talk to me and I learn from everyone I speak to. I try to be informed. I am liberal but not a party-line person. I care about how people treat one another -- be that within the family, at work, or within a society. I care about the Zionist, Hebraic and Yiddish worlds that are a part of my background.
I adore "surprise" in all its forms. I once hung up perhaps 30 beautiful bird miniatures all over the department office where I teach. I told no one I had done this for two years. It was the unsolved titillating mystery in the department for all that time.