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Who in the world would not want children? If you can't get them any other way: borrow them!
I'm more serene than peppy. Always have been. More contemplative than active, but activism in aid of a cause you believe in is, well, wonderful. A life of the mind is a beautiful thing. I believe in passion more than motion. But passionate motion is a fine, fine thing. . . .
I care about people who care. A connection with the Universe is important to me, in one or the other of its manifestations: care of the soul or care of humans, being. Fun and laughter are important, but I'd settle for joy. Against all evidence, I am an optimist; pessimism and bad attitudes are deal breakers.
I'm allergic to: wasps, sulfa drugs, Rush Limbaugh, and boredom.
I shot my TV in 1994. I've been known to make my own mayonnaise, and may be the last woman in America who knows how to darn a sock.
I've seen bears crossing my roads, and a blue heron walks my river from time to time, and I get flooded in two or three times a year. Don't mind (much). On the other hand, I spent a couple of years in New York City, and I loved that, too.
I live in a house with a composting toilet, and running water only in warm weather. The rest of the time it's walking water: walk to the river, fill two buckets, and bring them in. Update: I now have a 110 gallon stock tank in the store room outside the kitchen, so just fill it about once a month. Drive a eighteen year old Escort that still gets about 40 MPG. I'm pleased with my small footprint on the planet.
My first job, at 14, was bucking rivets; my last, hospice homecare. Have a couple of college degrees which haven't been a lot of use in my life. I don't confuse college degrees with intelligence, and no one gets extra points for having one (or two or a few)(including me). I lived and taught English in China from '79 to '83. My Chinese however is pretty sucky, because no one wanted to let me practice my Chinese; they wanted to practice their English. Fair enough, eh?
What am I looking for? An interesting man, a passionate man, a loving man. (That's just one man, peeps!) Do I really think he exists? You bet. And I am a patient woman.
You? I suspect you'll know who you are.
I'm not really a Buddhist -- it was just closer to Quaker than any of the other choices. . . .
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
No such a thing as a date. Only spending time with someone you know and like already.