Though I am willing to camp, I would most often prefer a luxurious bed and breakfast. And the hikes don't have to be difficult! I'm not a mountain man: I just need to get out in nature to find myself, to restore my equilibrium, to heal my spirit.
I'm looking for a relationship with someone who shares my love of beauty, of nature and of ideas. And of really good TV: I'm not snobbish about where great things can be found. And I'm a fan of pure silliness too: Tina Fey is one of my heroes. So is John Cleese.
Speaking of Tina, I wouldn't at all object if you have a dash or two of brilliant insanity in your soul. It's nutritious.
I like paradox. I don't believe very many things fall into clear patterns of true and false, good and bad, right and wrong. Well, there are exceptions: I couldn't date a Republican.
I am a certified and credentialed good storyteller, but I've also always been told that I listen deeply and carefully, and that I really tune in. In addition, I once performed acupressure massage, and I haven't forgotten how.
I'm a physician by trade, but I in no way identify as a doctor. It's just what I do. I have always had other things that were more central. In chronological order, my kids (I was a single parent for some time), writing (I used to write both fiction and non-fiction) and now nature photography. (I've included a few shots among my profile photos. They're cropped a little weirdly because really you're only supposed to put people photos there.)
And I am seriously into finding a real relationship, one that works, one that lasts. I don't want to rush into anything physical, not because I don't value that aspect of relationship (I do!) but because moving too quickly on that one level blocks other levels.
Did I write the words "serious" and "real" up there? Let me balance that word with another: Silliness. I do have a silly side. Yes, yes, I do!