I was happily married for 24 years and later amicably divorced (2008) after an amicable five-year separation. Raised two healthy, strong, beautiful, self-sufficient daughters now 32 and 34, each of whom was long out of the house before my ex wife and I separated. Have been dedicated toalternative Christian community-building for 30 years. Very intelligent but blessed to be relatively well-balanced and not geeky. Have a PhD in biblical studies. Enjoy discussions about Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Wicca, the new cosmology, life sciences, the theory of morphic fields. Love learning new science facts. (e.g. did you know that cornsilk is hundreds of individual falopian tubes? Does this mean that there is one strand of silk for every kernel on the cob? Yes it does...I actually counted the silk strands on a cob to make sure.) A biblical scholar and theologian. A published translator of the New Testament called The Spoken English New Testament. My friends say I'm funny and very curious--so much so that I will join in almost any discussion about things of significance, not just about religious or spiritual stuff. I'm in great health, ride a bike, drive a WVO (waste veggie oil) powered car, love hiking and wilderness camping--look more like 45 than 60, act more like 35. Love to climb trees, smell flowers, converse with birds, discover wild bees, feel a close friend's chakras humming with mine.
Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories (despite Wolfe's misogyny, etc.)
I tend to forget movies, but I remember I really liked...
Run, Lola Run
Stand By Me
Harold and Maude
Jean de Florette/Manon du Source
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Jackie Chan films
Music: Baroque Music, mainly Bach
Downtempo electronica, triphop
Bebop piano (Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson)
Folk Guitar (Kaki King, Pierre Bensusan)
Female pop/jazz/folk/alternative (e.g. Joni Mitchell, Bjork)
Dead Can Dance
Food: Japanese, Thai, Cambodian, Nepalese, Indian, Ethiopian. I'm not really a strict vegan, but vegan is close. I do not purchase land animals, and I eat fish and seafood once a week or so. I accept fowl if it is offered to me as hospitality, but I almost never eat four-footed animals. My philosophy is, everybody gets eaten sooner or later, but I prefer not to eat any being that did not live free until the day it died.
How to make positive peace (=harmony+justice) where I am
What does truly radical spiritual community-making look like?
How to explain and unpack the ongoing power of sacred scripture for a 21st century audience
How can I open myself up to more aliveness and vulnerability to my deeper emotional/spiritual reactions to things?
Arguing theology over the cutting board in a gourmet friend's kitchen
Free bonus admission: I like verbalizing my thoughts when I'm by myself, and I'm not embarrassed about it. Hmm--should I be?
a. you feel like it.
b. you're interested in or open to relaxed, sensual affection that doesn't have a "get there" goal
c. you're interested in intimate, spiritual friendship that promisesmutual healing and empowerment--but probably doesn't lead to sexual mutual obsession or becoming a couple.
d. you're desirous of finding a permanent significant other, but in the mean time you can't stand (or are burnt out on) living in the dilemma between (a) trying to get your heterosexual friendship and affection needs met through sexual liasons, and (b) being bereft of touch and intimacy.
e. if you're not even slightly interested in me, but you want to just talk about the above.
Anyway, it's ok to reach out and say hello if you feel moved--friendliness desires to express itself in the universe.
B well and B blessed!