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 prefer urban living but also need time away from all that. I'm from DC and grew up in the Great 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.