I am happy and in a good spot in my life, except for the one
thing... the reason I am doing this online thing.. Yes, I have
accumulated most of the things I need, including a house with a
nice garden (I am an amateur gardener), a great ol' dog, and a very
fun car. I am not materialistic, but if you are in my generation
you know its nice to have the things you like. The question is,
what would you try to save in a fire? I would save my dog and
myself... and you of course, LOL!
What I’m doing with my life
I have great family and friends. I have a good relationship with
all of them, including my mother who turned 80 this year. She is
doing well and is very active. I have an exellent bunch of friends,
people whom I have known a long time and have been very good to
I am a teacher, which is an ultimate passion. I love preparing
students for their futures, exploring new concepts and procedures
with them, while enjoying all the smiles, and of course helping to
help with some of their challenges and sadnesses. Kids are so
In the nicer weather, I go bicycle riding, rafting, hiking,
camping, or perhaps a weekend rendevous to the river, the lake, or
the ocean...anywhere with water and trees....Oregon is so diverse
and fun.I love shooting pool, reading, and watching movies.
And finally, I have been bitten by the travel bug! In recent years
I've gone to Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Italy, and San Francisco! And
now I have new plans for another trip!
I’m really good at
And just all-around having FUN in the sun!
The first things people usually notice about me
I have many hats, a big smile, I laugh a lot and I love good humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Latest movies I really enjoyed? 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips,
and Life of Pi.
Latest book I really enjoyed? The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
Music? My first choice is Classic Rock, but I mostly like
everything except the real twangy country, gangster rap and death
TV? Yes, I do own one, sorry haters! I gotta watch movies, my
football, Jeopardy, Jon Stewart, and movies. I don't watch much
series television, although that is due to not getting hooked on
A few music faves...
Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Melissa Ethridge, Lynard Skynard, The
Guess Who, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, The Beatles, The Cars,
Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Sheryl Crow, Older stuff from Jewel, Bad
Company, The Eagles, America, Neil Young, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt,
Doobie Bros., David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Mozart, Bach, Strauss,
Chopin, and the beat goes on....
Food? Thai Food, Vietnamese, Pizza, Mexican, Steak or Prime Rib,
Italian, breakfast, PB&Js, and of course, good ol' home
The six things I could never do without
My dog, my family and friends, plenty of humor, good music,
continual learning, Oregon Duck football, NFL football, teaching, a
camera, and hope for our posterity. I know that's more than 6, but
I'm not counting, are you?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Pie. I love pie. Seriously, I think about my friends and family, my
work, and if you are going to contact me. By the way, its okay to
step outside the box and contact us men, we like that more than you
On a typical Friday night I am
...sometimes at happy hour with friends, or having a microbrew at a
place where there's things like live music and dancing involved, or
sometimes I am simply making a delicious dinner, watching a movie,
or reading a book...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I enjoy reading great children's novels more often than many books
written for adults! SSH! Dont tell anyone, it's s'posed to be
private... which brings me to some blatant irony: Many people's
answers on this question indicate that they don't want to disclose
their private stuff openly here, but when you read their answers to
the questions under "The Two of Us" you find out some very personal
and private details. It's just a chuckle I get when reading this
You should message me if
...you want to laugh.
...and please have at least one recent picture of yourself where I
can see your beautiful eyes. Don't get me wrong, I do like those
pics of you in sunglasses too, but for now I want to see into your