I treasure free expression of ideas. I have an abiding faith in the idea that laughter is oxygen for the soul. My friends take note of my vivid and, at times, quirky sense of humor. I am, without question, an optimist about life and live it guided by a spirit of possibility. I aim to seek out the goodness in others and, to that end, I avoid superficial, surface level thinking. I am affectionate and have a kind, loyal personality. While I am reasonably well educated in a formal sense and i enjoy my job very well. I live life with little pretension. Conversation, curiosity, silliness, reflection are all a part of my personal makeup. My interests are eclectic and include power walking, history, investments, traveling, music (all kinds), among others. I am humanly imperfect, but I have a good heart.