I was reared in a very large city but now reside in the country. I enjoy most aspects of country life; certainly the animal part is a big passion! I live what I call an ordinary, extraordinary life! The responsibilities of being self employed, taking care of a collection of animals, and managing a "ranchette" do not leave me with breathing space for bordom. Those long walks on the beach and goblets of red wine in front of a roaring fire. . . for that you need to watch Lifetime television! I certainly have my own interests, however, I am open to learning how to share in someone else's interests as well. What is not compromising are values, integrity, politeness, generosity, all those other good things that at the end of the day (and of life) one looks back on and says, "Today I treated this person well and they treated me with likemindedness.