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JimCooks

60 M Bethlehem, PA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:07am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Capricorn
Education
Graduated from law school
Job
Law
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Truly I am at a number of crossroads in my life and exploring things I skipped or passed by too quickly. Excited about the voyage of discovery and hoping to find a companion to seek passion along with me. I am a take charge person with a strong personality so I need a woman who is confident in her own power. A lawyer by training and career but I gave up the formalities of the business long ago. I work from home and have a great deal of freedom and flexibility.
What I’m doing with my life
I have always worked for myself and have been rewarded with flexibility and freedom. This allowed me to always be home after school for my children to work on homework, cook dinner and play with them.
It also gave me time for hiking and tennis. Mostly tennis. My indoor hobby is cooking. I enjoy planning and cooking for large groups as well as for two. I love to experiment and taste test.

Coaching high school girls tennis was great fun and I hope to get back to it next year.

I went to law school thinking "this degree will allow me to get into all types of different work" but I came home and hung out a shingle and have been my own boss ever since. It was the path of least resistance. Representing the underdog was always more satisfying, however, and the financial rewards came elsewhere. Enjoyed my work as a public defender far more than my general practice. I did the stay at home Dad thing for about five years and was able to use the time my boys were in school to save our local NPR station from a corporate takeover. It's not a page turner but it is my best legal story. Also I can't help but believe that the good karma generated was worth the energy.

When my children were young reading aloud was a passion. It was the closest I came to "Acting". My all time favorite was Wolf Story an absurd story within a story with a Father reading a bedtime story about a wolf trying to steal a chicken to his son. So much fun. I took a great evening class on children's literature about 25 years ago and saw my teacher regularly at the Farmer's Market where we swapped titles of new books. My youngest is nearly 15 so now we merely reminisce.

I have returned in a serious way to yoga. Once it was something I did for athletic reasons only but now I am moving beyond the physical and finding the wisdom of love so crucial to the practice. Social justice and progressive politics are an essential part of my belief system. FDR and MLK are the greatest Americans of the 20th century.

I only take a select number and type of case these days as i feel as if a change is in the air and I want to be free to step through the most appealing door I find
I’m really good at
A Roasted Cauliflower dish that even children eat. Making people laugh. Calming clients with the addition of a large dose of perspective along with legal advice. Remembering useless trivia? And then :I am pretty good with faces and names but there are a few people and places whose names I have somehow almost permanently altered in my brain from their given names. And I will continually use the wrong name though as I say it i know it  is wrong but am stuck! It's only one in 1000 so I'm pretty sure I don't need surgery for this problem
The first things people usually notice about me
Even though some of my pics have me in a tie i rarely dress that way unless I am walking into a court room so when people learn what I do they are often surprised as I am off the beaten legal path. Blue eyes, too
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Big Oyster, Salt, Cod-all food books by Mark Kurlansky which mix history and food. anything by Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler. Big Trouble, Last Call (great story about Prohibition). I'm enjoying The Subtle Body (history of yoga) and a bio of FDR currently

Any Coen Brothers film, , film noir, Wes Anderson. Great television (Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, 30 Rock) seems easier to find than great movies today. The modern blockbuster is not appealing though my 14 year old son does draw me into seeing them.
Music has been a big part part of my life but it seems to ebb and flow in its importance depending on what is going on in my life and the world. No matter how much I accumulate in CDs, digital etc I find myself on Pandora or Radio paradise or shufffle as I like the diversity. or the surprise. The Basement Tapes with Dylan and the Band would be my desert island album (it is a double!)
Love live music outside-blues ,zydeco, roots music. Getting marginally better at zydeco dancing.

NPR is so much more exciting with the internet and podcasts. The NYT Sunday crossword puzzle( though more fun with a partner).

Italian food, simple rustic foods of all cultures, Asian, Tapas, sushi, any food made from a Cooks Illustrated recipe as they are flawless
The six things I could never do without
yoga mat
lafuma style chair
internet radio to allow me to surf NPR and all types of music
cooking thermometer
Oh, not just "things"- well then 6 is too few-love, laughter,hiking,tennis,hugs, kisses,music,garlic,yoga,music festivals., farmers markets...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
life, love, politics, finding meaning in life and love and friendship
On a typical Friday night I am
Weekends during the summer start with the free concerts at Steel Stacks. Always happy to find a gallery opening to attend with friends. But nothing is typical and since I work for myself Friday does not have the same meaning for me. I might be at a movie or First Friday or catching up on something I'm reading or viewing,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm with a partner I enjoy attending fundraisers for the organizations that I support which are mostly in the nonprofit world such as the local radio station, the food bank the local shelter – my profile pic is from the breast-cancer fundraiser at steel stacks.  I'm not sure how private this is but one of my earliest childhood memories was a fundraiser that I put on at age 10 and yes my mom did most of the important work like making the milkshakes but I organized the games in the yard as we raised money for the John F. Kennedy Library
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 40–58
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you are open minded, believe in social justice and can just as easily spend a day hiking in the woods as walking through a museum