Pics are recent -- not 20 years & 20 lbs ago.
I'm a dedicated dad, fatherhood being the most joyful and profound experience of my life.
I value intelligence, curiosity, and knowledge. The world is an interesting place. I have opinions, but I'm more interested in knowing ABOUT stuff – humanities, science, business, culture, arts, politics, law, and language – than I am in promoting my opinion. If you have intractable, loud opinions on anything (God, races, gluten, fur coats, vaccinations, fluoride, or flag burning, for example), you may be more tiresome than interesting, even if I totally share your opinion. I like people whose minds are not quite made up on every possible question in the universe.
I cook, and I do it well. Fresh, home made, in season, minimally processed. I don’t live to eat, but cooking is good for my soul (and your mouth). Eating well at home with family and friends is just a damn good thing to do.
Piano -- a great love. I play the occasional club or private gig with favored musicians. No rock band in my garage.
I love the outdoors in general, esp. wilderness hiking and distance bicycling. (I love century rides – 100 miles or more in a day).
I take a dim view of: unnecessary drama; invented crises; chaotic lifestyle; self-absorption; stupid parenting; habitual impulsiveness; financial irresponsibility; dogma; discourtesy. And, if you have a drink now and then, I hope alcohol makes you even sweeter and more loving than you already are, as opposed to, say, an uninhibited, embarrassing douche bag.
The OKCupid Questions are a great tool. Read all "our" responses. I've bypassed many questions (e.g., too stupid or too sexually explicit) -- I don't actually want to answer 134 freakin' questions about anal sex publicly & online. If you really need those answers, fear not, for all shall be revealed when we meet on our first date at the brand new SphincterWorld Adult Novelty Super Center & Coffee Bar (formerly, Barnes & Noble) right next door to Wal-Mart.