I am happy with the work I do, the people I know, the life I lead, and the things I do. I love to putter because it means I have time to do it. I value the world in which we live and want to improve it. The work I do as a researcher and many of the choices I make are aimed at improving the social world. I admire people who are organizers and activists because they put their passions to work frontstage. I am most comfortable backstage offering my input and being a sounding board. So, while I love to analyze out loud with you, I am a very good listener. I am somewhat shy deep down, so it can take me a while to talk more in depth about myself. I rely on intuition quite a bit. Sometimes I am told I can be intimidating, but I am also told that I am down to earth.
My goals include continuing to like what I do and to learn more about doing it. Success is important to me; doing something and doing it well. I especially like learning from other people about the things that they do well. This has led me down many different roads and expanded the way I think to include more than just two sides to situations and issues. I am highly analytical; everything is open for critical thought. My preference is to be with someone who is a thinker, also, and an academic with a higher degree is deifnately a plus for me. But, if you are a thinker and an analytical person who has for whatever reason not been able to get through a graduate degree, please, message me, too.