It would be great to meet you in the real world, rather than in cyberspace (apparently I'm more charming live than on paper :-)), but here we are. I'm not playing the numbers game, so I might need a nudge.
I know what it's like to truly love and it would be great to get back to that place... should the right one come along, of course. And I'm completely open to finding love (any baggage got misrouted on some past trip). In the meantime, I enjoy life as it comes and as I make it. My "list" of wants is short and hopefully so is yours. Instead of trying to fit me into your puzzle, join me in creating our own.
I love kids and am really good with them. Part of me is kicking myself for not having started a family. I was very close and actually played dad to a fatherless boy for 5 years (and still see him on occasion). Now I'm not sure if it's too late at this stage? I'm certainly open to it with the right person, but am happy otherwise.
Playing sports (I'd rather do than watch, which applies to most everything in life) and engaging in various outdoor activities (some more challenging than others) have always been a part of my life, though I've lately been exploring other outlets. And, yes, I've done, and will continue to do, more than my my share of traveling.
I do spend a bit of time in the Santa Cruz area (family).
Oh, and I do all those other things everybody else says they do. And, yes, of course I love wine.
Double-Oh, I really am 6'1" :-)
Your independence and successes will be greatly admired, appreciated and supported, but if you can't check your drive-to-be-the-boss at the door, then we simply won't work.