'A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet' is a motto which I live by. I take opportunities to meet people and find out what is interesting to them, where they are from and what is unique about that place. I like to pretend I am a tourist in my own country and try to discover things I've never noticed before. When I'm traveling to further away places I like to dig myself into the details of everyday life and learn something new. I was born in on the West Coast of the USA, lived on the East Coast and went to school in the mid-West. I lived in Japan for six years and have been to Romania and Germany multiple times for longish stays.
I love to cook for family and friends & am nurturing a newly planted herb garden. I am a geography and world mythology geek. I'm learning to ride motorcycles and dream of a Vespa one day. I like to visit schools and talk with children. I like to sketch. If offered to try something new, I usually, joyfully, say yes.