I am an American who currently lives in Oslo, Norway after having married and divorced a Norwegian. I am a Middle East researcher who has spent a good deal of time doing fieldwork around the world. I have a brilliant son who goes to the British school here. I am presently training for the Oslo Marathon in September and therefore spending many brutal hours running these days. I am fairly small and in excellent condition. I have been an internal level alpine skier (downhill) and swimmer in my youth and still LOVE skiing - but do not go nearly as fast as I used to! :) Lets see...I have a big golden retriever that I take on my shorter runs and who has an amazing ability to hide himself when he sees me putting on my running shoes...Am currently working on a PhD proposal for something in Afghanistan. Have been divorced for one year and am sick of looking amongst men who are just not good enough. :) Somewhat quiet, academic personality but a little too smart for my own good sometimes.