Wellll.... I'm a pretty mellow guy, I guess. I have an intense job, so I like to relax and goof off in my down time. I love a good book, a nice romantic dinner, and hanging out with close friends. I toured in a rock and roll band playing bass from ages 18-30, and now I'm really looking for something more relaxed, something more intimate.
The ocean is a tremendous spiritual source for me. I remember when I first moved out to California from Virginia in 1994. My friends and I rented a place sight unseen in West Oakland. When we arrived, it was pretty bad and we thought that we had all made the biggest mistake ever. So, my friend Jim and I jumped in the car that we had driven across the country and headed west. I remember driving out through San Francisco and seeing the magnificence of the Pacific come into view. A feeling of relief and comfort and peace came over me, and I knew that things were going to be fine.
Now I'm back in the Southland, and driving to Cottonwood or Chattanooga or wherever, the rolling hills and green, everywhere green, makes me feel like I've come home.
Um... yeah, so anyways, I like pets, I like kids, I like getting into really deep conversations with folks. I play several musical instruments, and in general I think that my kind heart has survived.