Who's That Girl?

First of all, Kethira isn't my real name, but wouldn't it be nice if it was? Nothing personal, of course, but a single girl in the big city can't be too careful these days.

In a nutshell, I'm:

I'm not sure why, but people think I'm still in my early 30's. My birthdate is March 17, 1962.

I am:

I'm really very laid-back and optimistic. I have some esoteric beliefs, yet a realistic attitude about life. I am very firm in my opinions, but I never try to bend others to my will. I am extremely "live and let live", and my friends think I'm too forgiving. I simply think I'm very understanding and tolerant of human foibles.

I don't subscribe to any formal religion, but I am very spiritual with a deep belief in God. My beliefs actually lean more toward Taoism. When I feel the need, I attend Unity church. I have a deep respect for the teachings of Christ, though I do not consider myself a Christian, since I believe there is truth in the teachings of all prophets.

Words that would never be used to describe me are:
I have little tolerance for bigotry, narrow-mindedness, ridiculous rules, violence, dishonesty or cruelty. Nor am I a big fan of moodiness, neediness, helplessness, (probably a few other 'nesses I can't think of right now), and drama queens (drag queens are OK). I avoid folks who are controlling or who can't relax, and I never could understand people who sweat the small stuff. Ironically, I also have little patience for people who have no concrete opinions -- or who are afraid to share them, which is just as bad.

I love (the short list):

I'm old enough to remember what life was like in the Age of Aquarius.  I'm a Pisces with the personality of a Leo.  My most compatible signs are Scorpio and Virgo.  I have a weakness for the charms of Taurus and I inexplicably get along very well with Sagittarians (not that they're hard to get along with, just that I've had many close friends of the Sag persuasion).   If you're into Chinese Astrology, I was born in the year of the Tiger and I'm most compatible with those born in the year of the Dog, Boar or Horse.

I believe in:

But don't worry -- other than voting and an occasional email, I'm really not that politically active. There is very little spirituality in politics.

I'm a homebody, but I can be coaxed out for movies, shopping, dining and travel. I am as comfortable in an upscale restaurant as at a bowling alley as long as the company is good. I get along well with people of all backgrounds (except criminal) and have very few prejudices (except against ignorance and violence).

Things you'll never see me do:

I was married once when I was young. It lasted 10 years and I was divorced in 1989. I have no children other than the 4-legged kind, but children seem to love me.

I grew up in Detroit, then owned a home in Ferndale for 19 years. I am currently living in a tiny basement apartment in Redford with no privacy. This is all after a disastrous 1+ year stint in Chicagoland. (Who knew Dorothy was right -- there is no place like home!) And also because it was the only way I could start my own business - which is coming along nicely.

I can be reached here.

    Older Women, as Viewed by Andy Rooney

"As I grow in age, I value older women most of all. Here are just a few reasons why.

Yes, we praise older women for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's  not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed babe of 70 there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22 year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize for all of us."