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Gender Female
Industry Education
Location Ithaca, NY
Swing Set
I swingest for pleasure.
I swingest with joy.
When I swingest with merry
I swingest with thee.
When I swingest most freely
I swingest for me.

The year I turned 50 I decided that I would spend the next 50 years learning as much, if not more, than I did my first 50 years.
Since I started out my first 50 years by learning to walk, I thought I'd start my next 50 years by learning to run. Five months later I entered my first 5K and finished last - but I finished. Then I thought I'd learn how to swim. Six months later I did my first triathlon. Again I finished last - but I finished!
My goal is to compete in three triathlons each year: one through the local YMCA, one in the local lake, and the third at the Empire State Senior Games.
In my first 50 years I wanted to be an artist. My life took an entirely different path - but why can't I try to fulfill that dream in my next 50 years? I can't quit my day job yet - but we'll see where this goes!
Interests Pottery, Painting, Drawing, Reading, Triathlons
Favorite Movies Goonies, The Piano, Wild At Heart, True Romance, When Harry Met Sally
Favorite Music Tom Waits, Billy Holliday, Shivaree, Bix Beiderbecke, Diana Jones, Patsy Kline
Favorite Books Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Stegner, Mark Helprin, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan, John Steinbeck, Willa Cather