Thoughtful, idealistic, and slightly irreverent, I enjoy the back-and-forth of political debate.
My reading is mainly non-fiction...looking for new insights, ideas, or discoveries. Movies that others might find depressing, I find powerful and ironic. I laugh with friends and my kids at the political skits on Comedy Central. Even though he is not socially adept, I think Michael Moore is basically right. Was shocked to read Kunsler's ("The Next Emergency" scenario of the global economy running out of oil. Enjoyed Polack's ("Omnivore's Dilemma" treatise on our monoculture economy. I drive an extra block (how ironically wasteful!) so that I can catch the end of a special NPR segment. Coming of age in the 60's, I still lean in that
I teach science to 4th through 6th grade and, by Friday, whew!, I'm eager to take a break from kids, hear another's views, see something, learn something, share something. While I can have pretty good conversations with myself, sharing ideas is the best part of discovery.
I live in a beautiful place in the woods, with a greenhouse filled with plants. At one time I grew all my own food but now I'm happy to be a plugged-in, weekend gardener.