Prefer back roads to freeways and small towns to cities. Also
prefer small gatherings to crowded events. I enjoy travel,
photography, equestrian activities, (have been around horses most
of my life and owned, bred, trained and shown Morgans since '70)
old cars, (currently two restored Volvo P1800s) good food &
wine, and many kinds of music...symphony and opera are my
If you enjoy travel and candid conversation on topics of mutual
interest I'd like to meet you.
I've lived a varied and interesting life. Grew up in wheat/cattle
country east of the Cascades, have been a Navy pilot, a
teacher,coach, and counselor. I retired from PanAm in '89, did some
more teaching and evolved into a divorce mediator. I spent two
years teaching in Central Europe last decade but think I'm now
fully retired. I've visited many of the major cities of the world
and have spent time on all the continents except Africa and
In spite of all that experience, I'm NOT a type A personality...am
just interested in a lot of things. Myer/Briggs INFJ.
What I’m doing with my life
Living one day at a time doing what I can when I can.
I’m really good at
Nothing marketable at my age.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'd have to ask them. I don't spend any effort thinking about it.
I do observe that most people smile when they meet me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
WAY too many to list... and my favorites change from time to time.
Two of my long time favorite authors are Nikos Kazantzakis and Ivan
Doig. I've added Charles C. Mann to the list since reading 1491 and
I seldom go to movies unless they have subtitles. After a lifetime
of operating noisy machines I have enough hearing loss that I can't
follow the dialogue in movies and live theater. Hearing aids help,
but not enough.
Most kinds of food interest me but I tend toward spicier things =
Cajun, Thai, Indian, Mexican, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Well, obviously air, water, and food. Other things I can live
without though life would be much less interesting and satisfying.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My mind is busy all the time... including at night when I have
vivid dreams; happy adventurous ones. I don't spend much time
mulling on things I can't influence but, rather, focus on events
over which I have some control.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely to be home and communicating with friends from around
the world (students and other friends from my time in Europe, pilot
friends, and others met at various places over the years). My
friendships tend to be decades long.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll tell you the truth about almost anything, just ask.
You should message me if
Write if you think we might become friends. I make it a point to
reply to all incoming mail... usually within 24 hours. I AM NOT A