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While I still consider myself an avid hiker (when I have hit my
stride, I am on the trails at least twice a week and generally hike
6-8 miles), I have fallen out of hiking lately. If you are in good
shape and interested in further developing your hiking skills, I
would would enjoy a hiking partner to help me get back into my
rhythm. I also want to get back on my recumbent bicycle and would
enjoy exploring riding a tandem, interested?
In town I enjoy theater, art galleries, and live music--jazz and
blues especially. Among my many interests are an enjoyment of
reading, good conversation, movies and fixing meals together. I
volunteer usher at some of the small theaters in town and am
enjoying the increased exposure to the dramatic arts as well as
interacting with the theater goers. I find that plays can provide a
challenge to one's beliefs and thereby provide fodder for good
discussion and personal growth. Most recently I have been
volunteering for PDX Jazz as well.
I consider friendship the greatest commodity of life and the
foundation of all successful relationships. Regardless of what our
interactions involve, I hope at the very least we can be friends
and share some of the positive from our journey through life.
What I’m doing with my life
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I love to get out in nature: wildflowers, waterfalls, trees, the
beautiful green biomass--I cannot get enough of it. Nature is for
me a cathedral in which I am energized and find balance through
interaction with the peace and beauty.
For some time now, doors have been closing in my life and now new
doors are opening. I find myself set to retire much sooner than I
expected. I am stepping forward into the unknown and while feeling
somewhat unprepared (I do not perceive myself at the stage I
expected to be for retirement), I am excited about the new
opportunities in the 4th stage of my life. Because I am not the
type to just sit around wondering what to do with myself, I am
exploring the many opportunities, intrigued by the all the choices,
at times I feel like a kid in a candy store. I can finally do
things that I have wanted to do for some time—work on my writing,
start my own business doing something that meets the needs of
others and/or makes a difference in their lives, volunteer for more
things that important to me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am a good conversationalist and love a good discussion of shared
interest. I recently discovered a long-time friend shares an
interest in history—we spent several hours discussing ideas about
the WWI era I have been reading about recently. I enjoy word play,
both in games (Scrabble, Upwords, Words with Friends, etc.) as well
as verbal repartee, sharing humor regarding the idiosyncrasies of
life and, above all, the ability to laugh at oneself. I believe
laughter is medicine to the soul and few things give me greater
pleasure than the spontaneous laugh of a joyful heart. I am a lover
of the beautiful, focused on the positive and the now. I am told
that I am a good kisser; enjoy cuddling and spending quality time
with one of like spirit and curiosity.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My friendly, gregarious spirit. That I still have all my hair
(although it is now gray, I seldom wear my hat except when hiking).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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So very many books, how to choose? I am challenged to keep a
current list of what I am reading here--it always seems out of date
when I revisit my profile. Not much better than a good book and
recently I am listening to audio books in the car.
I enjoy movies, but prefer artistic or foreign films to the current
main attractions. I enjoy live music, Jazz at Jimmy Mak's is a
favorite as well as PDX Jazz Festival. Blues anytime,
anywhere--Waterfront Blues Festival every summer!
I lean toward vegetarian, but eat chicken and fish. I enjoy ethnic
food, especially Thai, Vietnamese and Mediterranean.
I canceled my cable as I found that I was not watching much on TV
except for movies which I can get off the Internet. I am a baseball
fan, but not a rabid one.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Quiet time to start the day
Friends and good conversation
Smiles and laughter
A good book
Hugs and warm kisses (bonus)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, how we humans relate to each other. How i can continue to
grow and become more of what I am capable of being. How to avoid
being cynical given the state of our world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It varies a lot--out with friends for live music, a play or
discussion over dinner, at home watching a movie or reading a book
that has grabbed my interest, rest and recoup after a busy week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There is a time and place for everything--this is neither for
private things :-)
You should message me if
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