I am a firm believer that humility is a good quality, but the nature of on-line dating makes that just a little difficult, doesn’t it?….anyway, here’s the quick tour: I’m an intelligent, kind, easy going guy with (in this humble narrator’s opinion) a great sense of humor (love the absurd, non-linear & obscure; I’m definitely a goof sometimes!). I’m honest, affectionate, playful, and loyal (I’ll always have your back); and always try to do the right thing. I’m emotionally available and have made peace with most (all?) of my baggage from past relationships. I’m ready to get back out there; meet some new people and have some fun! So, I’m looking for a good friend (the most important aspect in a relationship, in my opinion), someone I love to hang with, love to laugh with, a partner in crime, a darlin’ companion – I’ll be your Johnny, you be my June. Life is so much richer when shared with someone special, not to mention that it’s easier to fold sheets with two people doing it..
I like to discuss, not argue; recycle, not toss; I’m thrifty but not cheap; irreverent, but serious when it’s called for; listen with my brain, not just my ears; sometimes cynical, but usually optimistic; like to hear the other side of the story and make up my own mind.
I’m in the music business, which has done a good job keeping me young through the years. I’m all about music, live and recorded – love all kinds as long as it has quality. I’m a shameless Springsteen fan. Dylan, Sinatra, Ludwig van, Neil Young, Ella, Cash, Arcade Fire, Beatles (of course!), Zappa, The Kinks, Neko Case, Radiohead….the list is way too long to put down here. Love the Current, First Ave., the Dakota, and MPR (I’m a sustainer): APHC, Car Talk, This American Life. I’m a bit of a pop-culture junkie; you’d want me on your Trivial Pursuit team. I love astronomy (staring into the cosmos gives you so much to ponder. I do like to think about the nature of the universe), and I’m a student of history (ancient, English, American – find it all interesting). Like The Walker and MIA (what is life without art?), weekend brunch at The Uptown Diner; The Electric Fetus.
Not a couch potato, but not an exercise over-achiever either. I joined the Y at the beginning of 2014 and have been enjoying more regular exercise, including yoga, which I really like! Also like to bike, walk, bowl, hike. I don’t follow organized sports, players or statistics, but enjoy going to a baseball or basketball game once in awhile. Enjoy being outside and communing with nature, camping, fishing (catch & release; I find it very relaxing), but I definitely don’t hunt (well…just for good Mexican food).
I’ve lived a lot of different places in my life, including a few years in Europe and Africa, so I’ve been exposed to, and appreciate diverse people, cultures, and ideas. Enjoy observing unusual people, and I try to take something with me from any experiences I run into. I’m not a fan of organized religion of any kind (it’s been the death and bane of too many people and the irony of that drives me a little crazy), but I do respect others’ rights to their own beliefs as long as they’re not proselytizing. I do think I have a spiritual aspect to my inner self, but it’s closer to that nature-of-the-universe thing I mentioned.
Not much of a cook, but I’m a heck of a kitchen helper – I wash, clean up, slice and chop, and look forward to us preparing some nice meals together. I can handle a grill too (yeah, guess I’m a guy…).
You are a liberal thinker that might have a bohemian streak; thoughtful and self aware; easy going and fun. The state of humankind matters to you. We’ll have lots of good conversations and laughs with some good wine. You enjoy music, books, art, museums, hanging out, a bike ride, Lagoon-Cinema-type movies, staring into a fire on a cold night, having me make a nice Sunday breakfast for us, getting a nice back rub, and my soft kisses on your neck. You would welcome a see-where-the-road-takes-us road trip, and would like to come with me to Spain to visit my daughter, with a side trip to London to tour Abbey Road studios and see the Queen. If our interests don’t all align, that’s OK…we’re individuals after all, and it’s fun to learn about things you don’t already know...am I right? Really looking forward to getting to know you.
Any interest? Well then, put me into your cart and check (me) out.