Strong, intelligent, fun, sweet. I see the glass as filled with potential. I travel and am nourished by new as well as familiar experiences, especially music. I play guitar with minimal skill. I'm good at my work, glad I get to do what I do and am nearing the final stretch on my doctorate. My children have flown the nest, as they should, and now I've flown myself, here to New Orleans. I'm here for work, and would be surprised if NOLA is more than a stop on the way. I like urban living for its culture, but also need time away from all that. I'm from DC and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I have a fairly sophisticated but grounded affect as a result. I'm deeply Jewishly committed, but not a fundamentalist, and am scared of fundamentalist anything. An evening at the symphony followed by a martini, or a hike in a beautiful spot are both favorites. I am blessed with great friends and family. I still love Neil Young.