I've read that the less time people spend in front of a computer the happier they are. Also recently read a great article in the Washington Post about the physiology of sitting the less time people spend time sitting, whether it's in front of a TV or a computer, the healthier they are are. So, let's go hike, bike, kayak contra dance, or run along the canal and get those endorphins up!
I'm an accomplished author and filmmaker, a nature-lover, environmentalist. lecturer and educator. My current movies are success stories about youth reducing their carbon footprints. My children's books are deep and moving and inspire saving open space and the rainforests, cleaning up rivers, creating gardens and global stewardship.
I often get artist-in-residencie s in scientific institutions. When I give talks at schools, kids often ask me if I wasn't a children's book author, what would I be? I say "a SCIENTIST!" Scientists are like detectives trying to figure out how our world works. Most of my books are science-based and I love going into the field, learning about a scientist's research and writing about it.
One of my great pleasures is bringing people together-- in the country, cooking, swimming, hiking, having wide-ranging conversations about life, love, literature, science, politics and the universe. It would be a dream to meet someone who also gets joy out of connecting people. (My matchmaking has resulted in 3 couples' long & happy marriages.)
Are you a kind, warm, thoughtful and sensible person who is centered, cares about the fate of the earth, is supportive, honest, monogamous, easy-going, and whose work is satisfying and makes a positive difference in the world? Do you enjoy relaxing in a rustic setting?
You could be someone whose career is still in high gear, or a partner in all things who would like to help me "save the planet", or someone to go exploring the world with.
Even if we don't find the love of our life on the internet (although many people do) I figure it's a way to expand our social circles and make new friends.
One of my best friends just moved to Seattle and I"m considering a move, too. Costa Rica? West coast? the South of France? A change of scenery would be nice to become "unstuck in reality". Or staying put if I could find that someone special for that spark, that meeting of minds, hearth and home, Are there any intellectual guys out there who like splitting wood?