I like books, bikes, movies, dogs, gardens, trees, meadows, wild and windy shores, unfancy travel, farmers markets, and Scrabble. I like men who make me laugh (although I do a good deal of that on my own), think about big things, notice the small things, and value kindness. I like people who are curious. I love conversation and doing nothing in particular with good people.
I was born in the Sacramento Valley, up against the foothills of the Sierras. I love the mountains. Used to ride a horse everywhere -- you could pretty much sum up my youth as horseback riding and reading. I went to Ohio for college and wound up staying in Cleveland for the next 30 years. I moved here in Sept. 2012, a year after my second marriage ended to live near my daughter and her babies.
I make a living as a writer. I write about science and other cool stuff for magazines, trying to make the complicated guts of the world fascinating. My third book was published last year and it's about life in the soil -- just so you know, there are a zillion microbes busily sequestering carbon under your feet.
My life is good. I've made an amazing number of new friends here in Portland and almost don't miss my great, hilarious, brilliant friends back in Cleveland.
About you: Looking for that sweet spot in the Venn diagram where chemistry and compatibility overlap. I would like a partner again, a sweetheart and lover and companion. Someone who enjoys a community of friends and family, who likes putting together great meals and eating/talking/laughing/exploring big ideas with others. Someone who doesn't need me around all the time, but who feels life is richer with me in it.