After three decades of living in Charlottesville, my appreciation for this place continues to grow (I've lived on 6 different states/ 9 other cities, on both coasts, and visited more, so I've had many opportunities to compare). I love being able to get anywhere around town in 15 minutes, the many trails tucked around town, the coffee shops, used bookstores, great used furniture and consignment shops,and cupcake bakeries (a new and booming industry here). I'm happy to offer tips if you'd like them.
I enjoy meeting new people. Accordingly,my favorite job has been teaching English as a Second Language courses for UVa students from around the world. Learning about other people and their experiences expands my sense of life's permutations and possibilities. So, if you are a guest here and our schedules permit, you are most welcome to share a cup of tea and conversation.