Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am healthy, athletically fit, and youthful. I exercise daily and
eat reasonably, except for the frozen yogurt with peanut butter.
Power walking is a form of meditation for me. It also works off the
peanut butter I added to the yogurt. I thrive on activity that
takes me outdoors and into nature, which inspires and restores me.
I enjoy outdoor sports and recreation (hiking, biking, skiing,
kayaking, beach walking), as well as photography and maintaining my
home on ten acres. It’s a peaceful, beautiful location with soaring
deer, and sometimes coyotes (A fuzzy pup last
spring) and wild turkeys. It’s a great place for a
leisurely weekend breakfast with coffee and a
newspaper or a book. It can also be a lot of
maintenance for one person. However, a move is inevitable. Change
is good, and I'm open.
Speaking of which...I've shaved the mustache. New look.
Learning is an essential for me. I’m drawn to friendships and
conversations with intelligent, thoughtful people. I’m a habitual
reader as well as a fan of public radio and TV, and yes, I
sometimes watch commercial channels, but usually for news or
information. I love music of many kinds- jazz, classical, blues,
world, some classic rock, and Christmas Carols in December. I
prefer films that are thought-provoking as much as those that make
me laugh. A film that makes me laugh and cry, or laugh till I cry,
is a good one.
I’m in search of a friend with whom I can find true partnership-
one in which two distinct individuals appreciate the uniqueness of
the other but find happiness and strength through sharing and
mutual support. Together we would share common values, while
recognizing that interests can be different.
I am Intelligent, supportive, and energetic
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My first priority at this time is to be a loving and nurturing
parent to my teenage daughter- to provide her with a solid a
foundation of healthy development in a variety of ways, so that she
may achieve her potential and her own dreams, as she increasingly
charts her own course in life. She is now off to college at PSU.
She is on her way.
Beyond this, my intent is to be a contributor, not a taker. My son
is now a young adult in his twenties. He is very independent. I'm
very proud of the person he is, and support his efforts to pursue
his goals for his life. Similarly, I value and seek to support my
friends and friendships.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, analyzing, and communicating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmmm??? That's a tough one. I'm sure it would depend on the person.
For some, it might be that I'm there;-) Physically, I have a
youthful, fit, and athletic build. Beyond that, people react to me
as if they feel at ease and comfortable with communication. I've
been told that I appear to be a "genuine" person, who "comes across
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I've mentioned this above.
Most of my college daughter's music. Prefer discovering new music
rather than the same old thing. Been there. Done that.
Recently saw Lincoln and Argo.
"Wild," by Cheryl Strayed, "Team of Rivals,""Guns, Germs and
Steel," "Catfish and Mandala," "A Whole New Mind, "Ishmael," "This
Is Not Civilization," "Outliers," "Geology of Oregon," New York
Times, Atlantic Monthly, maps, travel info, yada, yada.....
I'd have to update this daily.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An intimate, loving relationship with a woman.
Information and opportunities to learn.
Access to experiences in the natural world.
Notice I haven't made a list of things. The best "THINGS" in life
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Almost everything! And often from a purposely objective and
humorous perspective. There is so much to laugh at. It's a healthy
balance to the tragic, of which there is more than enough.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing things that are typical for that particular Friday. These
things vary from Friday to Friday. Typically, Fridays vary ;-)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're politically progressive and environmentally
You enjoy being physically active more than being sedentary.
You have an active mind, and enjoy wide ranging talks about issues
It doesn't bother you that I shaved my mustache.
You are truly someone who can balance your personality with that of
If you believe in your capacity to learn, to love, and to share
that with another.
Who are you looking for?
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