I had a long marriage. I've been filthy rich and now I'm poor, and I don't put much stock in material things any more. I was very driven toward material wealth and once I had achieved it, found it pretty empty in and of itself.
Now I'm on a quest to discover what I should be on a quest for next.
I'm well-traveled and intelligent. I've been to almost every state and lived in the North-East and the the South-East. I grew up in the Middle-East (as in Jerusalem, Israel). I look and sound like an American and I am American, but I will always have the Middle-East in me, and especially Jerusalem. I've also been to Africa (if you count Egypt) and Lebanon and spent time in Holland as a teenager. I like and value people from all countries of the world. I have come to see that we are all more similar than we are different. I am Christian but have many Jewish cousins. Religion is not important to me. Ethics are.
I value kindness, honor and gentleness.
I care about people and am very interested in people. I value and respect differences. I value gentleness and generosity, kindness, integrity and honor. I dislike selfishness, unkindness and judgmental people. I am positive and like to be around positive people who, like me, see the good in others and strive to bring out the best in others.
I'm a bit eccentric. I would probably be "normal" if I hadn't grown up in such a strange family in such a strange country. :) Actually, I think it is our differences that make us interesting and not our similarities, so I'm okay with eccentricity.
I may be old-fashioned in some respects, when it comes to honor and integrity. No weird, twisted stuff, please. But I am also liberal, open-minded, adventurous and playful. I inherited a sarcastic sense of humor from my kids. I used to think I despised sarcasm, but then realized that I actually employ it a lot. Not in a mean way, though.
I am a good friend. I'm game for having fun, talking. Going out, even. I'm seriously NOT ready for a romantic relationship at this time, though. And I MEAN THAT. I don't mean I'm not ready until after the 3rd date or the 5th date or the 6th date. I'm just here to make friends and to learn about others and myself.