What inspires you?
I enjoy: meeting people, traveling, the outdoors, food, lifelong learning, quiet time, and knitting. I have hosted people from many different countries in my home. It's always fun!
When I travel, I like to experience life as the residents do. I try to learn some phrases in the native language, and always enjoy learning to cook some food characteristic of your home country.
I used to do fused glass work ((website hidden)). I've worked with people from around the world, have been an editor-in-chief of a high tech magazine, and written and illustrated a book for kids. I have coached leaders and executives for over 15 years, and consulted to senior people in companies like Apple, Adobe, Oracle, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, government agencies, higher education and non-profits. I have traveled to Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and Senegal.
I don't smoke, don't like to be near smoking or stay in places where people have smoked. I don't drink much alcohol. and don't like loud music or loud parties.
I'm the kind of visitor who doesn't want to impose on my host. I clean up after myself, and often offer to prepare a meal for the host.
I speak a little Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.