I am witty, occasionally hilarious, open-minded, creative, and more or less adventurous. In the past two years in particular, I feel like I'm in a great place in my life. I love what I do and I'm passionate about it, but it doesn't define who I am. I cherish my friendships and family, and enjoy giving back to the world all that I have learned and experienced of it. My realm is the realm of the traveler, and I like crossing borders both physically and intellectually, even if over the past ten years my life has settled in DC.
I enjoy adventures as long as they don't involving skydiving or hang gliding or repelling off a cliff. I am a fairly quiet person at first among groups, but I open up rather quickly to most individuals one on one. I'm told that on first impression I can sometimes seem serious, but that is not my nature, and is an inadvertent because I am in reality a very opened-minded, good listener, good-natured person, and have a sense of humor and love making people laugh. I can be quiet and subtle. My friends, who have become dispersed all over the world, say I make a wonderful friend. My family lives all over the US and in England, on the West Coast of the US.
I also enjoy cooking but I'd much rather cook for someone else or guests than for myself. I enjoy having groups over for dinner parties every other month. I travel abroad a few times a year. Go to the theater now and again and the museums a few times a season. I am physically active, but I am not obsessive about it, and enjoy long bike rides. Regrets if I've offered only a series of impressions.