Life is too short to keep spinning my wheels. If you knew my last name, this play on words would make more sense. My intent here is to have face to face meetings, and ultimately a relationship. I rate interesting profiles 5 stars. As a result of a constant lack of replies to my messages, I usually wait for you to simply send me a simple "Hi", and/or rate me 4 or 5 stars. This is especially true if I am not within your indicated age range.
My background, experiences, and interests are very diverse. I enjoy learning and doing things. My background includes having been a mental engineer [high school science teacher], owning my own real estate firm [GRI], biological research, chemistry, acting [films and plays], and having done surgery, radiology, orthopedics, medical laboratory procedures, pharmacology, diagnosing, and prescribing. I also enjoy creative artistic pursuits, cultural activities, music, travel, photography, computer technology, home remodeling/repairing, sports [not a fanatic], representing artists, publishing their prints, and dancing.
Originally I am from the Midwest. As such I value my personal integrity. To me mutual honesty is imperative for the trust required to create and sustain a loving relationship.
I have also lived in Waukegan [Illinois], San Diego, Wisconsin, and Tokyo. My travels have included all 50 states, along with several countries in Asia, parts of Europe and Russia. In 1991, I was Invited by Gorbachev to represent the U.S.A. at a conference, as a guest of the USSR government. While walking behind the Kremlin I met Yeltsin. We were walking in opposite directions. We smiled and nodded our heads at each other. Two weeks later I was back home when I saw him on TV on top of a tank waving the new Russian flag. I was also the guest of the Czechoslovakian government. While there they were talking about a bloody coup. Jokingly I told them, that based upon my experience in Russia, they would probably break apart while I was there. As it turned out they peacefully did so at the middle of my two week stay.
As always I continue to actively enjoy life, stimulating conversations, and serendipitous adventures. While traveling I have always gone off the beaten path. This has resulted in numerous outings and meals with people and families in many countries. My treating taxicab drivers, wait staff and other such employees with respect has resulted in very memorable experiences. In Nagasaki, it was more fun watching the taxicab driver than it was the animals. Though he had lived there all his life, he could never afford to go to the zoo. He excitedly was jumping up and down as he ran around to look at the animals. I always pay to take the taxicab drivers along to do whatever i am doing; including eating. Then I give them a parting memento gift. This has resulted in all of them having tears in their eyes as they have stated, "I did not know an American could be so nice." I have also always had to be persuasive to get them to accept being paid for taking me on my all-day excursions. Have you had similar experiences?