I have a New York sense of humor, but live in New Mexico. I love music (play a few instruments), art, flowers, children, laughter, Paris, and a good walk. Creative expression is important to me. Creativity and passion are linked in my mind. By trade I am a mechanical engineer who specializes in optics and have worked on many interesting projects such as the MarsPathfinder. I am a spiritual person, and like to keep Shabbat, although in general I am not particularly observant.