I was born and grew up in London, England but have lived in New York City for the major part of my life. I love the electricity of Manhattan, but also enjoy the quiet and beauty of the countryside. It is important for me to exercise both mind as well as body and I try to do both on a regular basis. I am hopeful that life will never stop being a learning experience. There are so many things to enjoy: nature, reading, music (two favorites are jazz and opera) art, movies, theater, museums, I could go on but, you know, all the usual culprits. At the same time having a social conscience is very important to me. I am a widow, mother, grandmother, good friend and work (part-time) as a psychotherapist, work the I love. I also enjoy painting.