From San Luis Obispo, CA; college professor (medieval/Renaissance lit.); LOVE theatre (acting, seeing, reading; esp. musicals); cooking and eating well; wine (esp. red); old and art house movies; music (classical/early, acoustic/folk, cabaret/jazz vocalists). Lived 3 years in France and a year in Germany. Mom of 2 wonderful girls. In a new place, I seek out independent coffee houses, interesting restaurants, used book stores, art museums, theatre and music venues. Not interested in shopping, but known to treasure-hunt in second-hand shops. Politics progressive (liberal democrat, LGBT-friendly, relatively Green). Love making new friends and keeping up with old ones.