I'm a journalist, so much of my life is by necessity social. Maybe that's why when I have down time I like to sequester myself in a cafe with a good book or newspaper, safely anonymous.I hope I'm a good listener, though the two don't always go together. I very much like people I probably got that trait from my mother who (pre-Oprah) would put people at ease in their conversations. I'm an inveterate reader. I'll read everything from literary classics, smart mysteries (and some not so smart), travel writing.. I guess that was the case early on scanning the back of cereal boxes for cereal's riboflavin. I'm a fairly decent cook too, cultivating skills after one particularly difficult Passover where I subsisted on potatoes and chocolate (very rich Swiss kind). I also work out regularly, and still have a fairly good crossover move to drain a 15-foot open jumper.