I am honest, funny, smart, kind, iconoclastic, sentimental, open-minded yet not naive. I read, love old and/or foreign movies, and watch TV. I'd rather not watch the TV. I like learning about history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, science, medicine, people. I spend lots of spare time on dog training and cat management. I prefer clear communication and directness, but can be tactful when necessary. I have insatiable curiosity. I love kids, dogs, cats and horses. My political orientation is reality-based.