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|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Location||Southport, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Thirty-odd years ago I was uprooted from my native land and re-potted in an English seaside town where most of the time there is no sea. I now have a well-established split American-English personality. I suffer greatly from cool/cold/wet English summers and for 12 years have been able to escape to the mostly warm sunny French countryside. I have three grown sons and have not lost the finely honed skills that can drive them crazy. Most of the time The Man is on to me, but I have not entirely lost the ability to drive him crazy as well. Life is good!|
|Interests||Internet, theater, movies, opera, classical music, books, travel, France, , religion and religious studies, politics and political science|
|Favorite Movies||Anything by Frank Capra, Schindler's List, Gone with the Wind, Miracle on 34th Street, Grease, Singing in the Raid, High Society, Snow White, Fantasia, The Philadelphia Story, The Long Hot Summer, The African Queen, Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, James Bond, The Lion in Winter, The Wind and the Lion, the Hours, Moulin Rouge, Finding Neverland, Calendar Girls, Saving Grace, Gaslight, Queen Christina, Ninotchka, Mrs. Brown, Richard III, Ladykillers (Alec Guiness), Star Wars, Help, Patton, The Americanization of Emily, Remains of the Day, Das Leben der Anderen, The King's Speech, Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn movies|
|Favorite Music||Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Chamber Music, Cecilia Bartoli, Mitsuko Uschida, Andrea Schiff, Horowitz, Maria Callas, Norma, La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Anna Bolena, La Sonambula, La Boheme, Luciano Pavoratti, Joan Sutherland, Nat King Cole, Barbra Striesand, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Janis Joplan, Placido Domingo|
|Favorite Books||The Book Thief, Jane Eyre, Birdsong, Elizabeth George murder mysteries, Gone with the Wind, Schindler's Ark, The Name of the Rose, The series about ancient Rome by Colleen McCollough, anything by Garry Wills, Pass the Polenta, Wicked, The Starbridge Novels by Susan Howatch, Remains of the Day, Memoirs of a Geisha, An Italian Education, Cats Cradle, Catch 22, The Hobbit, Kurt Wallander Detective novels by Henning Mankel, Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People, Universe of Stone, The Discovery of France|
Lionesses have no manes. How do they know when they've grown up?
When her mane man comes calling!