I am a very happy secure female, with a 45 yr old autistic son. .I lobby at the State level for the rights of the Handicapped , Disabled and Elderly for the past 30 years. Also , I do advocacy work on local (city) level for the rights of the handicapped students in the school system. Very rewarding work! .I grew up in Philadelphia, spending as much time in NYC, Washington, DC and Atlantic City, New Jersey, as I could.I lost my business (pet supply products) in the great flood of "98", after 14 very successful years.I am more spiritual then adhering to the strict doctrine of Judaism. I treasure our traditions ,and embrace most of them because of the tightly knit fabric of the family environment and the memories and sense of self it gives to me.I have a great love of the outdoors (especially the shore). I constructed an in ground backyard Koi pond, which affords me , my little peace of heaven on earth. A place to relax and reflect. A front pond , graces my entrance into the home . It extends the same peace n tranquility to arriving friends n family.My degrees are in Art with minors in History and Art History. I enjoy oil painting and photography.For several years I was wine representative, for a French wholesaler , importer, and distributor.I have many more diverse interests n hobbies, too many to mention here.My dream is to relocate (possibly) Florida in next few years, I would love to be more with "my people". People that talk and think more in keeping with an East Coast attitude. But to be honest, I am more interested in being by the shore and salt water. I try and make the pilgrimage to the east coast of southern Florida every year, to renew my soul..Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.