Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Now I am just a poor boy, baby,
trying to connect...
but I don't want you thinking,
Oh, that I ain't got any respect."
(If You Gotta Go, Go Now)
Manfred Mann (1965)
Composed by Bob Dylan (1964)
I quess we are all here looking for someone to be in our
A Friend of mine asked the other day: "Why be in a relationship?" I
figure this: The ability to give and receive affection makes me a
whole person. It adds to the other parts of me.
Some people say I'm a good man, open, honest, caring. Retired
Yankee hippie in Texas. Yikes! I enjoy laughter and often start by
laughing at myself. I am emotionally stable, healthy and
financially secure. I own my own home. I enjoy my life and the
peace of it. Looking past the surface of people and ideas is how I
like to live. Activley working on projects is satisfying but
sometimes I need have a few cups of coffee before I begin to
procrastinate. ... As with this summary.
I like but am not limited to: NPR in the morning and PBS in the
evening. Politically I am well Left of Center.
Fall is my favorate time of year; I like the light at dusk, the
smells and the way the air feels on my face.
My last working gig was teaching High School History. I have worked
in nursing, on and off, a long time. Have done many other kinds of
labor including community organizing, and working on a ranch. I
spent years doing anti-war work as a member of VietNam Veterans
Against the War. That was then.
Have been in every State except Alaska. Traveled in Europe, Central
America, Canada, South East Asia. (all after military time).
In some ways I suppose I am "Old School".
At the end of the day: "I yam what I yam".
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Often working on my vintage (1926)home. (I collect and use antique
woodworking tools) I am involved with my neighborhood assoc.,
community support groups, and family and friends. I still have more
then a few good friends which makes me feel fortunate. Lucky for
you I have Encarta Dictionary.
again, more later.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching the crap out of things.
I've been told "Everything you do; you do well" ...I wish!
Dancing to Blues. and almost anything.
Listening very closely.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
So many. I like to read in bed. Some recent reads:
Just read and watched "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" liked
both and felt nostalgic for NY
"The Cotton-Pickers" by B.Traven, very good.
Currently re-reading "Going Away" by Clancy Sigal. I first read it
in 1976, and it seems time to read it again. Pretty good in parts.
Great in others. First printed in 1962.
Favorite movie? "Oh Lucky Man" comes to mind.
Food? I am an omnivore. But there are times I wish I could take
friends to NYC on some kind of magic bus and say "Eat This!".
Right now music: "Tangled Up In Blue" by Bob Dylan
"Down Easter Alixa" Billy Joel
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Besides the obvious, I could not do without being able to
participate in life around me.
An old friend came by to see me and she said "You sure have a lot
of stuff... but it is good stuff.". ( good not as in new but as in
old and cool stuff, antiques) O.K., I like and enjoy my stuff but I
have learned I could live without any or all of it if need
More to come...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"What do I need to do today?" Then I try to do it.
...searching for my Muse.
I have seen a lot of "No Drama" statements. Were that true, then
many of the poems, plays, books, songs, movies over hundreds of
years would not have been written. I don't care for drama a lot but
I think it is how we handle it that matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...doing whatever I want. Sometimes with friends; sometimes alone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was raised Catholic. I have a copy of the painting "Sacred Heart
of Mary" that was on my Grandmother's kitchen wall, on my kitchen
wall. In the painting, Mary is holding her robe open to show her
heart and has a wonderful direct gaze "come hither" look.
....Now I'm really going to hell.
You should message me if
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...you want to! And really want to meet a real life person. I like
my real life just fine, I do not need, or am interested in, a
cyber-life. Walking and talking with a person beats surfing the
internet for me, as far as personal relationships go... If you are
a dating site junkie, sorry. and... fair is fair, please have a
photo on your profile.
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