I now have more time and energy to share.
I am not in any hurry for relationship, so if you are, please don't misunderstand my laid back style, and consider someone who might be more suitable for you. I am excited about meeting You, though !!!
I wish to address my profile photo, as many have opinions about it, and rightly so. This part sounds business-like, and is intended. My aim is to be neutral - not demanding:
As a working professional, I must insist on ethical respect not only for my own personal life, but more importantly not wishing to risk the objectivity that one's professional relationships depend on, esp. with my patients, via what they might learn about me, as in "too much information" here.
Objectivity is key in my field. Therefore - no public domain photos of me. I do apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to satisfy one's natural curiosity. I am more than happy to send photos via email.
This is my professional and personal choice; to compromise professional relationships for my own personal gain is ethically not an option.
. . I've weathered the assumptions of others before - so be it.
I have nothing to hide - I am very open in person. I have also met many wonderful, intelligent and understanding people here. Okay - That's it !! :D
I live alone, and I choose to be romantically involved with only one person at a time, and w/ substantial space between. You know what I mean . . .
I am financially independent and responsible. . . neither wealthy nor destitute.
Learning every day.
My daily work is a joy, and is also demanding. A calm and peaceful home suits me best.
I recharge in that place and then go exploring.
Following my heart and finding more time for playing and writing music. Looking for a special person who is both independent and passionate about life.
Let's see... I 'm a visual and musical person.
I would love to meet someone who has Spanish, Italian or possibly Arabic skills who wouldn't mind sharing their language with me. I have some Spanish and French in the memory banks, but they are rusty. Spanish is a bit more 'available'.
I enjoy playing chess. I've volunteered as a chess instructor in local middle and high schools. I enjoy working with and meeting all different kinds of people.
I'm often quiet in public, and privately more expressive.
I try to bring a fresh sense of humour to the everyday.
Not a skier, although could be encouraged to do just about any unnecessarily dangerous activity w/ the right person. Like to skate. Would be interested in snowshoeing. Learning to play tennis - much different than racquetball, which I played for years.
I prefer indoor, or warm weather outdoor activities, concerts, classical and jazz, all kinds of music, really.
I have passable waltz, swing and Latin moves, and of course rock and roll, freestyle and of course Motown is a fave fave. Culturally I sometimes think I was born into the wrong skin.
A "re-purposed" artist, I enjoy drawing and watercolors when I find the time.
Eastwood, Coen brothers fan, many others; really a wide range of interests in film - love film festivals.
As a single man, I enjoy and miss watching a film with a companion, and having a spirited 'peer review' afterward.
The more I read the powerful things people are saying / sharing in social media, the more pressing is my experience of wanting to share ideas with others .
The last brilliant film I've seen in the theatre: "The Clouds of Sils Maria" , directed by Olivier Assayas w/ Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart (who steals the show, shhh ). . .
I like this snapshot of the film best: from the UK Observer, Mark Kermode - "...Assayas establishes a complex emotional weather system in which age and identity ebb and flow as mysteriously as the titular clouds that snake through the Engadin valley."
You must see it.
*not for the faint of heart or emotionally sensitive or depressed.
Sadly miss Phillip S. Hoffman... one the greatest artists to grace the screen, and the theatre, for those who have had the pleasure of seeing him there. I can only hope there is film of those performances !
Food, ethnic anything, preferably clean Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean.
Sushi and Hot sake ? Yes, please.
Wine, gluten free bread, cheese and olives and I'm happy.
I can make what I enjoy, which is Italian food, and both northern and southern Italian, Indian and of course brown rice stir fry.
I like to try new things and also enjoy creating something delicious from what the larder has been hiding.
I'm comfortable preparing a meal for others or being cooked for. Creating something together is most enjoyable.
I like mostly red wine. Chiantis and Tuscan reds are still my current favorites - or a good Cab, Pinot Noir makes it an easy choice.
fresh air and the sound of the wind, ocean, whisper of trees,
the sound of people laughing, scent of the forest air, and fresh rain...
...the bigger picture
Catching up on news, and putting the week's responsibilities down until Monday morning.
hmmm . .
I'm happy to send pictures in an email - just not in the public domain. Thank you for your understanding w/ this ethically formed decision. I will send my email address from here.
If you want to ~ escape ~ from online dating and interact in person.
Online sites like this are a means for introduction, naturally. So if you think we might have the makings of an interesting conversation over a beverage, let's make a plan.