65 Salem, VA
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My self-summary
I'm enjoying life as retirement nears, and wonder if there's a partner who would like to enjoy it with me. I've taught grades one through twelve, plus adjunct freshman comp. Lived and worked six years in the British Virgin Islands, and have visited the UK, Israel, and New Zealand. I enjoyed a year writing for a daily newspaper in Florida, but found I missed the chaos of children. Just returned to the foothills in Virginia
What I’m doing with my life
Currently fixing up an older house (I paint, hire others to hammer) and jotting bits in my journal. I meet monthly with a group of poets, and have had a few published.
I’m really good at
Pencil sketches, growing strawberries, and painting walls.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reggae, jazz, classical, rock -- they all appeal. I particularly like live performances. Enjoy most movies, especially comedies and those based on history. Have been reading Carolyn Myss's Anatomy of the Spirit; found another nonfiction title Readicide intriguing. Novels like the Kite Runner, and Water for Elephants also come to mind
The six things I could never do without
ink, paper, prayer, family, friends, and the sea
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Clearing the decks so I can write a poem.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home or out with friends or family.
You should message me if
You enjoy both conversation and silence, know that love can be both physical and spiritual, and you appreciate the gift of life.