Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Note: Apparently OKCs algo doesn't appreciate paradoxes. Deeply
compassionate but only a tad kinky, rarely arrogant and definitely
Extroverted introvert, reverent and irreverent. Strong sense of
purpose and insatiably curious. Disciplined, hard working and lazy.
Magician in the Jungian and INFJ in the psycho archetypes.
Doing my best to meet life with courage, creativity and humor.
Freedom being the opposite of fear, I push myself to act whenever
it arises...though I fail daily. Sigh. Forever studying, learning
and maturing. I never pass up a college campus, library or
beautiful architecture...or any beauty for that matter. Rec:
Love new experiences and experimenting. Adaptable, lived on both
coasts and the Midwest. Road tripped through 40 states and Canada
and biked 450 mi through Vermont at 14. I've climbed 65 mountains
up to 21,000 ft in Bolivia, sometimes through whiteouts and 80 mph
Adventured through 17 countries (though not much of late since
turning startup workaholic). I've biked to work in -10 and ripped
the handle off a car door in -28. Listened to countless Dharma
talks, read and re-read spiritual books and experienced moments of
'perfect' stillness, contentment and joy. They say one day of being
awake is better than a lifetime of unconsciousness.
Grew up travelin' in a Westfalia with six plus a standard poodle
who failed miserably at his first and only dog show in Nova Scotia.
Naturally, my sisters slept inside while my brother and I 'roughed
it' in a tent. I witnessed the world's first snowboarding race
where everyone wiped out. Have lead protests against GMO and lived
in a house in a Hollywood movie. I've worked with billionaires and
survived multiple near death experiences, including climbing,
mountain biking...and divorce.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Doing the things that are most fulfilling, living fully and
pursuing my passions. Haven't bought a TV yet but there's still
Going to men's group to talk about life - the good, the bad and the
ugly. Complimenting strangers. Hanging laundry. Living equally in
the practical and spiritual realms.
Getting teary eyed at the majestic grace of a hawk on a fence post.
Pausing to take in the unspeakable beauty of morning sky.
Hosting couchsurfers from around the world, including courageous,
dynamic guys like this...http://youtu.be/v_rR6j4flbw
Female radiance, beauty, form and sweetness truly moves and
inspires me. First thing people usually notice is that my civilized
demeanor and kind eyes don't quite fit my less than innocent
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Navigating the backcountry and singing like Morrissey. Getting lost
in the city. Making people laugh and imitating others. Being active
and taking care of myself. Talking about feelings (I know, I
Coming up with cartoons while not being able to draw. Being
intimate with life. Saying yes and no. Not taking things
personally. Listening and meeting people where they are (my 20lb
Maine Ccon was a great teacher). Exploring new restaurants and
foods. Traveling into the unknown.
Dancing with life. Living from the death of the experience.
Bringing fun, energy and humor with me and relishing activities as
an end in themselves. Fluent in intense intellectual and
philosophical conversation. Ravishing my partner?
Though we weren't a good match, recently heard the following:
~ "You're a really smart, fun and funny guy...and definitely not
~ "Fascinating conversationalist"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Of Human Bondage (could be kinky but it’s not), The Way of the
Superior Man, Angela’s Ashes, Bobo’s in Paradise (anything by David
Brooks), A Path With Heart, The Boardman Tasker Omnibus.
Atonement, Bananas, There Will Be Blood, The Bothersome Man,
Chicago, House of Games, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Love &
Human Remains, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, In Treatment, Game of
Whatever energy is resonating: Alternative, Alt Country, Cuban,
Bluegrass, 80's, EDM. I can't imagine a life without music, though
listening follows a predictable arc: energizing then eventually
energy sucking. I like to turn it off before the sucking
begins...at least in this context.
Whole, no-fuss food. Particularly fond of all Asian, Indian and
Mediterranean. Interestingly, the western fork is to practical as
the eastern chopstick is to elegance and grace.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
First light filtering through the trees outside my bedroom window
while birds sing rapturously
The pregnant anticipation of coffee brewing in my kitchen
The sweet, sensual beauty of the female form (bears
The ease of conversation and laughter with family or friends over
food and drink with music filling in the harmony
The depth, beauty and infinite vastness of looking into another's
The perfect, ever present stillness
Oh, I'm sorry, did you want me to continue?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This fascinating, crazy, beautiful world we live in
How to squeeze every drop out of the human body and mind
How the world has so many challenges while most of us plea
My next adventure… somewhere new? Somewhere I’ve been but need to
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
After exchanging work clothes for gym clothes, I like to work out
and take a hot shower then unwind with a friend for a beer or wine
after a mad week. Before long, I'm hungry for a local
hole-in-the-wall with good food.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I was 16, a friend of the family - a successful consultant and
the father of my best friend - visited from out of town. Greeting
him at the door, my nose was accosted by the smell of sh*t.
Confused and frightened, my mind raced. "How can that be?! How does
that happen? Did he not wipe? OMG, have I ever smelled like that?!
Ever since, I've had an abnormal fear. In fact, I'd go through a
whole old growth tree if I had to.
That and sometimes I massage my boys to help me go back to sleep.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
"You're eternally wild with the power to make every moment come
alive." ~ Hutchence
The type of woman I find attractive tends to be smart, fit,
energetic and dynamic. You're in love with life and truly feel the
beauty and grace of being alive. You appreciate chivalry.
You're confident, grounded and know yourself because you've done
inner work on your spiritual path. You're continually renewing and
choose to be alive, engaged and happy. You appreciate my full life
because yours is, too.
Of course, none of what either of us have said matters unless
there's chemistry. Message me and let's find out...🛀
BTW, I don't mind if you're higher maintenance...as long as you're
higher performing ;). Not every guy's lookin' for a Honda.
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