I am fortunate that my job is something that I enjoy tremendously. Even so, balance is important. I love ART, cooking, travel (especially to exotic places and prefer adventure to luxury), music (from rock to classical- Beatles to Bach- as long as it is filled with energy and passion), swimming, and snorkeling. Movies, leisurely biking, hiking, and boating are other interests. Favorite places on earth include Big Sur in California and the area around Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in China. I am an avid foodie and willing to try almost anything once. Christian values and spiritual depth are important to me. I enjoy beautiful things, and agree with the romantic poet Keats that “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
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