I enjoy being me. I am at peace with the universe (with the exception of that part inhabited, controlled, and manipulated by those who would have us believe they have only our best interests at heart while at the same time .) I take life as I find it and hope that I can leave it a bit better as a result of the encounter. I was bitten by the 'people made music' bug during the Great Folk Music Scare of the early '60s and haven't been able to shake it. I am passionate about non-competetive cooking, skiing, learning, and contra dancing. I periodically flush the detritus from my brain with the NY Times Crossword (Fri and Sat are still beyond me) and mystery novels. My life is full, breadandbutter. but there is still room to grow and accomodate new ideas, friends, and experiences. Please keep in mind that this is National Love a Banjo Player Century.