I am a performing classical musician, singer/songwriter, college voice professor, a certified holistic health coach, and have about a million 1099s. I make it all work somehow. I am a kind and thoughtful person. I am very sarcastic and love making people laugh. My loves include: crossword puzzles, cooking, mushrooms, ranunculus bouquets, pickles, colored Sharpies, sushi, and mustard, but not the bright yellow kind. I prefer to avoid car alarms and loud, extraneous noises whenever physically possible. I talk to my plants and I'm a softy for recyclers. I'm hoping to train for another half marathon, but I'm having too much fun on my bike! I look for lost people on the streets of Boston and give them directions. I love most outdoorsy activities, Irish music, Kandinsky, my beloved Larrivee guitar, long drives, Bach, hiking, camping, and road trips. I try to be positive and see the best in all things/people. I make a sincere attempt to remember everyone's birthday but sometimes fail. I don't trust anyone who doesn't eat vegetables but corn and peas don't count. I was born and raised in NY but I think I'm a Midwesterner at heart. Oddly, none of these pictures shows that I have teeth. I have teeth and they're nice. I'm not right-wing anything, and neither is my match. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. Sometimes, I still do.