I value art and the aesthetic, honesty (with oneself and others), laughing at life's absurdities, and the ability to move through difficulty with grace. I'm very well read, well traveled, and always up for doing something interesting and new.
Caveats: I'm taciturn and it takes a while to get to know me. I'm straightforward but tactful. I'm grizzled by California standards. My humor is inappropriate in 97% of situations, but rarely low-brow. Some of my ideas lean radical.