I'm back in La Grande after retiring this year from my career as a forester for the westside BLM. Lived here in '78-'79, it was always in the back of my mind to retire here, and now I have!...
Join me for day hikes and road trips around the Northwest, and for occasional visits to Portland for film, concerts, and dining out.
I'm a Minnesota Norwegian, from farming country near South Dakota. We do have some elements found in "Lake Wobegon," such as real-live Norwegian Bachelor Farmers.!
For travel, I intend to explore much more of the American West. I like to check out the plant communities of a new area, especially its different forest types. Still haven't been to a tropical rain forest, do you know one to take me to?
Politics...I've been a loyal Democrat since mid-1970, when I realized that two still-untried-and-unconvicted war criminals named Nixon and Kissinger wanted to send me to fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam.
I don't necessarily talk politics alot, and I don't follow the wars closely; but I do stay well-informed. I fully support the Democrats' positions on issues like women’s' reproductive rights, universal health care, and the environment.
For food, I favor chicken, salmon, and tofu; although I confess that bacon is still a guilty pleasure. At home, I typically make hearty soups or stirfrys. Cooking together with you would be a nice, intimate thing to do - perhaps with Sam Cooke or The Platters on the turntable? When dining out, I'm always up for Thai food, also Tex-Mex.
I still mostly play records for music at home, vinyl still sounds the best. I have about 600 albums - a rich and varied collection with lots of blues, rhythm ‘n’ blues, soul, Motown, traditional jazz, 50's country, and rock music from the ‘20’s to the 80’s. Also, I like most all Latin, African, reggae, and worldbeat type music. It's great fun to shop for records these days, as so many people are dumping their collections for one reason or another. Getting classic albums in good condition, and often very cheap.
I believe in holistic health practices such as chiropractic, body work, and acupuncture. Currently I get adjusted about 10 times a year, with a massage about every 2 months. I've been working out at 24-Hour Fitness for over 2 years now. I am stronger, with more muscle development than ever, so that feels great.
I am strictly into non-motorized recreation. Don't hunt or fish. I’ve been an active skier and golfer in the past, and could get back into either one. I you might want me to get on either a horse or a motorcycle, I'm not your guy.
I want to go with you to the woods, the mountains, or the coast to find the beauty and solitude that only nature provides. I look forward to more road trips around the Northwest, also further treks to Utah and the Southwest.