The most important things in a relationship are making each other feel loved, talking openly, and wanting the same type of relationship. I enjoy the intimacy and growth that comes from trusting and loving one special man.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm learning. I'm inspired by what I learn, and I'm baffled by what I learn, and every day I go to bed curious for tomorrow.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my energy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, The Moon is Down, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Great Expectations, Ender's Game and Charlotte's Web.
Movies: Coolidge Corner Theatre (Science on Screen) is wonderful. Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rashomon, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Patton, Ratatouille, Into the Wild, Memento, Moon, 2001 Space Odyssey, Amadeus, Citizen Kane, Anchorman, It's a Wonderful Life, Exit through the Gift Shop, and Doctor Zhivago.
Music: the Decemberists, Eddie Vedder, The Black Keys, Beirut, Beck, Morphine, Paul Simon, The Head and the Heart, and Civil Wars, and the Rustic Overtones. For venues I love Toad, Lizard Lounge and Atwood's.
Food: Barolo, Epoisse, Macintosh apples picked off the tree in the orchard near my parent's place in Maine.
The six things I could never do without
1) New Englanders who tell it like it is;
2) The kindness of strangers;
3) My co-workers. I'm grateful I work in a place where I respect and enjoy the people around me;
4) My family. They have always been there for me and now I'm getting to the age where I'm the one they are relying on. It's unsettling but I'm glad I'm there for them;
5) Nature; and
6) Physical Activity. I'm the opposite of a couch-potato.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I should run or hike next.
On a typical Friday night I am
...either relaxing and cooking or meeting up with friends for rock
climbing and drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In the span of a couple of months, my favorite pizza place, A4, burned and my favorite Somerville brewer, Pretty Things, decided to stop making beer! No more Meadowlark IPA! I've obviously displeased the Gods.
You should message me if
Hanging out in a ski house with good friends cooking, skiing, winter hiking, and relaxing sounds like a perfect weekend;
A walk in the woods is more spiritual than going to church;
You prefer seeing a person or calling and hearing someone's voice to texting; and
You're over 40.