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MendoLandDavid

67 M Philo, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:11pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids
Pets
Has dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), C++ (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I live in a forest on several hundred acres of timberland, and I like it. Where I live defines me.... It's important.

I've traveled all over the US and parts of Mexico and Canada and found that I really prefer staying close to home. At this point in my life I have no wanderlust for far-off secluded islands or exotic mountain hide-a-ways. My forest land offers a lot and the local community has the rest that's needed for a balanced life.

My traits
I'm an early riser, usually eager to get up and start each day. While very creative, I'm not artistic. My creativeness is in concepts, ideas, and mechanical things in a technical way.

I'm quiet, sensitive, very aware of the world around, well educated, multi-tallented, confident and surprisingly bold and accomplished for someone who often comes across as shy and meek.

Also terrible at small talk, honest, very loyal, basically solvent, healthy, mostly happy-- but know it could be better, emotionally available, and have done personal growth work. Did I say quiet?

While usually very accepting of others, I have little patience or respect for those who talk and don't act. You know the ones; arrogant, loud, pushy. The other trait that hurts is when someone tries to change me, tries to make me into their ideal, and put me into THEIR BOX.

I've never worked for anyone, ie I have never had a regular job. I've been an entrepreneur all my life, never hesitated to try something new, different and technical.

I enjoy building things, things out of wood, things from metal, sometimes structures in concrete. I also love working with software (mostly n/troff and a bit of C). Right now I'm working with a Programable Logic Controller (PLC) to control some mechanical equipment here.

I prefer home life over travel. Not at all into spectator sports; no watching baseball, no football, no hockey, etc. Instead I prefer DOING things my self. I put myself through college racing motorcycles and building many small boats. I've played in the "majors" in business, fleeing because I did not like the unethical environment, ie the fact the bastards had no morals.

I often consider Pascal's Gamble before I act. (Is the RISK worth the REWARD?) Blaise and I often talk. He helps me plan my adventures.

Right now I don't think I believe in God (and Blaise is PISSED at my foolishness). I'm not well read enough to be an agnostic, probably just an atheist, have no idea about the creation of the universe. Strongly believe in "Separation of State and Church." Know I'm not a Republican, and am now wondering if I'm still a Democrat, one part hippy, (with intact values from that era) certainly was part activist and my outside now looks a little bit redneck. I feel strongly about Buying American... and worry that China may soon repossess the USA.

Moved here 30 years ago to help found an intentional community (that twice died at birth.) Liked the area and stayed, and have never looked back.

Yeah, I'm complex,
when stuffed into a box my elbows stick out.

Long ago and far away I was hired by a big company during my last year of college. Before I could start the entire department was dissolved... so much for job security. I then drove a tractor-trailer in all 48 states. Twice arrested/shaken down by cops wanting bribes, once in Georgia and another time in PA. (There were many other harassments, but those two times really got my attention.) My trust in authority was weak until then, after that second incident I realized one must never place much trust in authority (government, big business, or religious).

NIH
When things need to be done well many people in this day of "experts" and legal liability feel compelled to hire "A Professional." I prefer to do it myself. Perhaps it's because I like knowing, really KNOWING that something is well done. I've seen all too often that many "experts" really don't know what they are doing, don't care about the job, and are really just closet bureaucrats.

My disdain for most experts (and the bureaucracy that demands them) gave me a reason to acquire expertise in many fields; computer hardware and software, woodworking, many building trades, mechanical design, parking lot sweeping, mechanics, and business. I've typeset books and manuals for major publishers with software I wrote, stopped 'cause I wanted to try other things. In my late-twenties I decided to change careers every 5 years, and I've been doing that ever since.

While working with software I most always wrote code or had it written by in-house people rather than trust purchased code. I always prefer "home built" to code Not Invented Here. NIH

Oh, and I have flaws;
I can't spell, hate speaking in front of large gatherings, prefer to watch, think, and learn rather than just dive in (don't jump 'til I'm ready), and can quickly make a fool of myself in social situations. Humm... maybe that why I'm quiet.

I often bite off more that I can chew in the allotted time, so some things are left undone.

And I'm lonely.
After 34 years of marriage I find my self on my own... and not liking it. And I'm a bit confused regarding how to proceed after 36 monogamous years. We have been separated for 11 years Divorce is in progress.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I live on and manage several hundred acres of forest land between Philo and Elk. And at 66 I'm still years from retiring. It's mostly wanting to work, to create, I enjoy what I do and don't want to retire. I've been able to make my living here for 25+ years, think I have at least 20 more years to go. It's not for everyone, but fits me well.

I'm comfortable living in the country, out of my element in big cities (where I often lived.) Yes, I'm looking for someone truly comfortable living in the country.

But now I'm in a new stage of my life. My oldest son is here, building a house for himself on the property. (My two other kids are thinking of doing the same.)

I'm helping him; operating construction equipment, offering advice regarding design and engineering, building and woodworking, fixing things that break. We hope to build a small lumber and planer mill.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
accepting the unusual. I listen well, really well. I've seen a lot, done a lot... little surprises me. I'm able to really accept.

I also am good at anything technical, and deep interpersonal relations and discussions.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
is my walk; it's quick... want to get there. I'm quiet. I'm not pretentious (writing this bio was hard).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The Harry Potter books reach me, they help me re-live good parts of growing up. I also enjoyed Don Quiote USA, and many SciFi books especially Robert Heinlein, and some of Asimov's stuff.

84 Charing Cross Road was great. CasaBlanca is another favorite.

Technical books can totally capture my attention for hours, as can pouring over over design books (or just my thoughts) about electric motors, engines, structures, biology, chemistry or physics. I'm certainly not an academic, just have many interests.

Surely You're Joking Dr Feynman was great. I used his physics lecture notes in college and it's marvelous to see what's really behind his great mind (humor, music and mischief).

Haven't watched TV for many years, but enjoy occasional CDs/videos; almost anything with Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman. Musicals are great. Johnny Depp is about as recent as I get. Yeah, most of this stuff from 20-40+ years ago.

Oh, I really liked Dirty Dancing.

Music?
Scott Joplin, Janis Joplin, Creedence, Spirit, Who, Jerry Garcia, Joan Baez, Simon & Garfenkel. In a previous life I promoted concerts with a partner. We almost booked Janis Joplin but then she died of suicide.

I draw the line on some "sounds," (they certainly aren't musical); no rap, little Country/Western and ABSOLUTELY NO BAGPIPES!!! (Did you know that Blaise talked the devil into creating BagPipes just to torment souls in Dante's little Inferno? Really. It's 100% true!)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Plenty of sleep,
quiet/alone time,
tools and a shop to use them in,
friends to talk with,
a forest to live in,
clear skies, and most importantly,
hope for the future.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I am inquisitive... I think about lots of things, often
planning for many contingencies.

I wonder;
should I/how to help my adult children, (well, really what can I offer them now),

I wonder about
power; political power, solar power, diesel generated power.

Why so many people don't work, but prefer to sit and veg-out, don't they realize they are missing out on living?

I wonder about
my future, will I find someone to share my life with (Will OKCupid work for me?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at home, reading or catching up on things I did not get to
during the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can't spell, writing is hard, very hard for me. Sometimes wonder how I got through college with those limitations. AND I like to cuddle and be touched.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 59–73
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
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If you got past the photos and made it through
the profile, and something clicked...
reach out!

Hopefully you want more than a pen pal.