I am originally from New York City but moved to Orange County in Southern California where I lived for many years before moving north in the summer of 2010 where I now am close to the Sonoma "wine country". By profession I was a high school math and journalism teacher until retiring three years ago and have also done a good bit of freelance writing. One of my passions is the French language and French culture which I studied in school and have revived again over the past decade; first joining a conversation class, making numerous trips to France and now actively participating in French meetup groups here in Northern California. I love meeting people and travelling and enjoy music and keeping up with current affairs a great deal...Feel free to ask me for any more details. And by the way, I've used airbnb frequently and love it! I hope to meet you soon!