Educated, cultured, travelled, and I have an eclectic group of hobbies and interests. My passion lies in the arts and nature. Love to cook wonderful meals on the weekend. I also love all animals, and I own one of the most adorable cats in the world. I have solid values and a high level of integrity.
By the way, the profile name I use has to do with my admiration of the late John Barrymore. My grandfather was friends with him a few years before he died. I've often thought of him as one of the greatest American actors to grace the screen and stage. His granddaughter Drew also impresses me.
What I’m doing with my life
I love helping the environment, animals, both domestic and wild
ones, and I have always been a helping-type of person. My job
allows me to help people, and the best reward is knowing that I
helped someone's life improve.
I’m really good at
Reasoning, communicating my thoughts, writing, reading, driving, art, acting, dancing, research, cooking, and showing my concern for people, animals and the planet.
I'm also superb at detecting lies. They sing out to me. It comes with my job.
When I am in a relationship I am good at making the relationship work.
Most of all, I am a loyal and supportive friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically, I can only tell you what women have told me: my eyes, my hair, and my grooming. Mentally, my intelligence, honesty, passion, and compassion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: There are too many to name. I am primarily a classical reader and an Anglophile, but I do read books from around the world.
Films: As with books, there are too many to name. My favourite film is "Vertigo." That is why the caption below my first photograph says, "Dreaming of Kim Novak...." I am standing where she stood at Mission San Juan Bautista.
Music: As with books and films, there are too many songs to mention. I love Oldies but Goodies, Classic Rock, 1980s bands, some Country, a lot of current music, some opera, some Classical and some Celtic. I also love opera.
Food: I am a vegetarian. However, you don't have to be a vegetarian. I've dated women who were meat-eaters before.
Quotes That Touch Me:
"A man is not old until regrets take the place of
dreams." ~John Barrymore
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be
loved." ~George Sand
"Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are
magic." ~Frida Kahlo
"...The proper function of man is to live, not to exist...."
"Life Isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
~George Bernard Shaw
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
~George Bernard Shaw
The six things I could never do without
It's a shame they only mention six. I would say at least 10:) But some things I would never want to be without are my cooking utensils, healthy eating, a comfortable bed, a computer, a telephone, a vehicle to get around in, decent clothes, a warm shower, and my books. Thomas Jefferson said: "I cannot live without books." I agree with him. I was in fantasy land when I saw his collection of books at the Library of Congress.
But MOST OF ALL, I would die if I didn't have LOVE and LOVING.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I can do to help the world as humble as that may sound.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is really no "typical" Friday for me. I sometimes I stay home and read while I bake some bread with my cat next to me. But, often, I go out to the movies, theatre, a night club, and so forth.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will admit to ONE thing here on this site: When I was 10 years old a little dog in my neighbourhood was collected by the dog pound. I knew if he was not adopted soon he would be destroyed. I didn't want that to happen. The next evening I found a way to sneak into the pound. I did so, located his cage, and stole him away. We rode off on my bicycle that I had parked behind the pound. I gave him away to a family my mother knew. They had a ranch in Colorado. He lived his life there living happily and free. I never got caught for committing this "crime." So there!
You should message me if
If you are honest, kind, sensitive, a good communicator verbally and in writing, and, most of all, can share your thoughts and feeling with the man you're with. I love intelligence, both academic and natural, and that's a plus in my view.
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