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64 M Anchorage, AK

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6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Strictly vegan
Atheism, and laughing about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Politics / Government
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Likes cats
English, French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hello! Thanks for looking. After four years in Alaska, my job is being cut due to the sequester. So I’m job hunting. I don’t know where I’ll land, so I’ve been checking out profiles from the cities where I’ve sent applications. Update, 04.09.2014: Many interviews, but no action yet. Didn't get the job I'd hoped for in Anchorage, so I'm looking anywhere now. Whew! The Wild Geese are flying here and I know they are calling to me... Thought for a while I'd be moving to Seattle--now I'm not so sure.

I enjoy hiking, camping and most outdoor activities. Recently took up kayaking. And Romance.

"Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children...let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money...and once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price."
~ Ansel Adams

Oh, I'm not a football fan, couldn't care less. I don't watch sports much. I'm not a spectator, I'd rather be out doing something--shopping for books, hiking, looking for interesting things to photograph. I often find something to do on superbowl Sunday that would normally be crowded, but the fans are glued to the tv. I used to downhill ski that day in Colorado--mostly empty slopes.

Or reading, I can always lose myself in a book. Always have one handy.

I played, refereed and coached rugby for 42 years but don't watch it on tv. I've checked out the clubs in Anchorage, but I enjoy my free time now that I'm not involved.

Should explain my user name here comes from a character invented by the 70s comedy group Firesign Theater.

I lived in Canada for two years--Toronto--a great city. I also lived in Belgium for seven years, mainly doing photojournalism. Lots to love about Europe. Have to go back soon.

I really don't watch TV. When most people hear that, they think I don't watch it all the time. Nope, I have one, but it's connected only to my DVD player.

Kinda amazed at the matches from the computer. Some are good, others! Convinces me there is no artificial intelligence.

"What did I want?
I wanted the hurtling moons of Barsoom. I wanted Storisende and Poictesme, and Holmes shaking me awake to tell me, 'The game's afoot!' I wanted to float down the Mississippi on a raft and elude a mob in company with the Duke of Bilgewater and the Lost Dauphin. I wanted Prester John and Excalibur held by a moon-white arm out of a silent lake. I wanted to sail with Ulysses and with Tros of Samothrace and eat the lotus in a land that seemed always afternoon.
I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they had promised me it was going to be -- instead of the tawdry, lousy, fouled-up mess it is."
-- Glory Road, Robert Heinlein

There! That's what I want!

I'm not interested in religion. If you think jesus is your best friend, we aren't likely to agree on much. After teaching college history for twenty years and studying it most of my life, I've concluded religion is the root of most of the evil in this world. By far. Some find this offensive. I can easily present plenty of evidence. But if this remark causes you to avoid me, that's fine, as we'll both be happier. I dislike to labor the point, but I've found that simply saying I'm not a believer doesn't prevent messages from people determined to "save" me.
What I’m doing with my life
I always throw myself into local activities. So I'm checking out Meetup groups and that sort of thing.

I have a kilt and all the gear. My ancestors were Scots.

I've been sort of learning bagpipes after winning them in a drawing. Got the scale down, but that's all.

I get out a lot, hiking, kayaking, camping, photographing the world and whatever there is to see and do. Volunteer with the Anchorage International Film Festival and that's coming up soon.

I've been a political activist and campaigner since I was 16. Managed a city council campaign, we won, and chaired a US Senate campaign--we lost. And many campaigns in between, though my taste today is more along the line of the YesMen type prank. Look 'em up. So if you're a teabagger, or a present day conservative, if you pay attention only to the second part of the second amendment, if you think the US would solve problems by having more religion--let's not get together, eh? After all, if you think jebus answers prayers, ask any amputee.
I’m really good at
Keeping my head when all around me are losing theirs and blaming it on...
Putting people at ease.
Having fun!
Photography--I've been a professional on and off over the years. Portraits, photojournalism, nature, and architectural. I often use my trusty old 4x5 film camera on projects for the Library of Congress.

Living, not merely existing. Dum vivimus, vivamus!
Being spontaneous! I like to plan as well, but am also ready to grab basics and head out for a weekend or evening.
Massage, I have a massage table.
I taught college history for many years and had fun with it, having them read Lies My Teacher Told Me and Howard Zinn.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my laugh. And my notion of humor. I have a sense of humor, it fits my simple needs but you'll have to judge for yourself. One laugh is kinda snorting/chuckling, but I also laugh rather similarly to a mad scientist. Un-nerving, sometimes. So they tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recently went vegan, trying to lose that last ten pounds. Found lots of delish recipes. So far, so good! But I don't expect you to go vegan too. Though I'm an awfully good cook.

Too many favorite movies to list! Books, too. I'll think about my favorite music, but folk, classical, celtic, plenty of rock and roll.

Some of my favorite authors would include Paul Fussell, SM Stirling, George MacDonald Fraser, Mark Twain, Barbara Tuchman, James McPherson, Cormac, L. Sprague DeCamp, Kipling, Robert Burns, Dickens, too many to mention. I usually read a couple of books a week, at least. I've recently read the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series. I read lots of history, sci-fi, political commentary--Jim Hightower is a favorite.

Favorite movies:  Anything by John Sayles, Three Musketeers (1974), MicMacs, Amelie, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Casablanca, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version), The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (not usually a John Wayne fan, but these two were good), Shawshank Redemption, Plan 9 From Outer Space, My Father the Hero,
Flirting with Disaster, Zoolander, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Blazing Saddles, Gran Torino, One, Two, Three!, Waking Ned Devine, The Commitments, The Snapper, Battle of Britain, Paths of Glory, 300 Spartans (not the recent horrifying adaptation, 300), Zulu, My Sweet Little Village (Czech), Closely Watched Trains, practically anything with Michael Caine, Helen Mirren (yum!), Dustin Hoffman, Lawrence Olivier, Peter Sellers, Gerard
Depardieu, and I can’t possibly list all.

Never liked It's a Wonderful Life--the lesson was you find true happiness by giving up your own dreams. Or Dorothy in Oz saying you don't need to look any further than your own backyard for adventure. Yuck!

"I know there are people who do not love their fellow humans and I hate people like that."  Tom Lehrer
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, books, the outdoors, thoughtful conversation, and joy!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world and what a crappy job we've done preserving it for the next generation. :( and so I strive for happiess we can find. And have heaps o' fun in the meantime.

Lately I've been shocked by some of the answers here--people who think the earth is larger than the sun--and they aren't joking. We're doomed.

Amazed by the fanatical christians who contact me. Do they not read my profile? Maybe if I put it in pseudo biblical language? My commandment saith: begone, thou credulous one!

Recently one contacted me, complaining about my comments regarding religion and trying, wrongly, to correct my word usage. Very silly and not very christian, but, what would you?
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually I'm headed out to the bush for camping, hiking and photography. Alaska has a great state system of inexpensive cabins for rent and lots of them are open in winter. Damned socialists!

Otherwise, typical? I'll have to look up that word.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmm. Used to go to drive-ins on dates. Long ago. Park in the back row with the other steamed-up car windows. And watch enough of the movie to be able to talk about it, lol!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 50–70
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You aren't too offended yet. Mildly offended is ok. And you realize at the moment I'm entirely unstable in terms of job and location. Not unstable otherwise--well, not much.