Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have occupied my life greatly since I retired from teaching a
years ago and have had the opportunity to pursue interests
I love: gardening, travel, golf, photography, reading, cooking,
exercising and in general, living a wonderful life in a great
The only thing that is missing is another person to share my
I taught high school for 36 years in a very good district and still
have fond memories but wish to replant those thoughts with what
I have a great sense of humor, lots of intelligence and creativity,
keep myself physically fit--I workout daily unless golf, hiking or
the like takes its place. I am also a very good cook.
Personally, I am a bit shy at first but otherwise very social and
like to mingle with others. I think I have the ability to talk with
just about anyone--at truck stops, Montana cowboys, the homeless
and even politicians. Well, sometimes I strike out on the
I have excellent communication skills and listen well. I think
these are skills important in any relationship.
I can be serious, philosophical but think (not act) like a ten year
old at times. It does help to have a youthful outlook!
Literature and my religion--I am Unitarian Universalist--have
helped me to develop a spiritual and contemplative side.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The above answer should help with that.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, having a balanced life and pursing a lot of interests. I
am also really good at know about a lot of things primarily because
I read a great deal and also have a background in journalism which
promotes the curious nature in me.
I am also good at helping people and have--selectively--given
the homeless recently and did actually see them buy meals. I
suppose this shows I have a compassionate side.
I am also affectionate and caring.
Definitely, I am good at keeping up with news/events and
listen to NPR every day. The NY Times and coffee wake me up
in the morning. Learning more all the time about cooking--the
learning never ends and it should not.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmmm. Probably that I listen and am friendly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
BOOKS...Well, this is like asking Steven Spielberg if he knows a
good film to watch. Well, I hope that didn't sound to arrogant
I taught literature for years. A starting list would include THE
GREAT GATSBY, HUCK FINN, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, MACBETH and of
course anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Edward Abbey and William Butler
Yeats. Throw in Billy Collins for even more poetry.
FILMS: BLADE RUNNER, THE MATRIX, RYAN'S DAUGHTER and recently THE
MUSIC: Just about anything Irish/Celtic and then Bach and
FOOD: Not so butter heavy French food and also Italian and Mexican.
I also enjoy my own cooking a bake bread during the winter months.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Someone significant to share my life with.
2. Coffee and the NY Times/ New Yorker.
3. Fine wine and good food.
4. Friends and conversations.
5. Nature and the natural world.
6. 1 Pursing creative projects.
6. 2 Photography.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Well, sometimes it is thinking about what I am thinking about.
Generally, it is a balance between getting things done and what is
introspective, philosophical and spiritual.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Since I am retired, Friday is now just like Saturday or Wednesday.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you think the chemistry might be right and are relatively
active and love to explore the wonderful world around us.
It is also important that you can get along with others, especially
me. I am pretty easy going and so that should not be a problem.
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