I'm an animal lover and would love a dog.  Sadly, I cannot have a dog at this time, so instead, I work with loads of dogs & puppies as a weekly Level 2 volunteer at the medical center for PAWS Chicago.


 Since having a pet keeps me pleasant, I have a cat: Phebe.  This is one of her favorite pics of herself; sitting with FDR.

Since having a pet keeps me pleasant, I have a cat: Phebe.  This is one of her favorite pics of herself; sitting with FDR.


Things I love:  Biking, dancing for fun, functional art, group gym classes (self-training is a struggle), seeing live shows, films, hanging with friends, traveling, games with my family (the fun kind, not mental drama ;)), and being outdoors.


Little known weird stuff:  I can roll my tongue upside-down.  I like to challenge myself to whistle tunes intended for multiple instruments.  I collect things.  Not like a hoarder, but some random things: stamps, pennies, interesting postcards, and favorite quotes like this one:

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. -Rose Franken, author and playwright (28 Dec 1895-1988)