Some time away from DC and I like what they have done with the place! When not working, I'm exploring the live music/art scene, social lounges and local ethnic cuisines. I'm always up for an adventure, and have picked up French and Spanish along the way. My new language challenge is Mandarin Chinese. Friends describe me as creative, humorous, and intelligent. I would say I'm an independent thinker with a trained eye for the miraculous ; ) Been around the world but I've got to say, nothing trumps that personal connection with someone worthwhile!