65 Yakima, WA
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My self-summary
Hello and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.

After a three year partner type relationship has ended, I am seeking a new relationship with a woman. When a person comes along that I find interesting and I want to spend time with, I am energized to explore the possibilities.

Am 64 years old, considered attractive by those who know me, have a good sense of humor that often runs dry. Would love to cultivate a friendship and companionship. Beyond this will wait.

I am a spiritual person with a good set of moral principles as well as boundaries. My life experiences have taught me compassion, empathy, acceptance and understanding of people and situations entirely different than my own. I am left of the bubble so to speak in the way I live as well as in the politics I believe in.

My ideal match could be tall or small, have long or short hair. If she were to have red hair that would be a plus, however it certainly is not required. She is confident, projects a positive and accepting attitude towards others. She believes in the goodness of mankind, animals, and the earth and shows respect for all by her actions and words. She is liberal, unconventional, and does not settle for the status quo or buckle under to the expectations of "those people". She may still display some defiance and be a bit of a rebel. As a result of all of this, she will no doubt have sparkling inviting eyes, with an engaging and friendly smile.

The thing that I appreciate most in a partner is her ability to listen - without trying to change, fix or judge. Unconditional love. Respect. Trust. Intimacy. Kind Heart. Kind Person. Good Values. Good Morals. Reliable. Nurturing. Passionate.

I am grateful for the many lessons learned from so many people I have met, know and loved in my life journey so far. Am thankful, grateful for enlightenment shared with me by my Mysterious Creator, dear friends, precious earth creatures, water, trees, wild flowers, meadows, valleys, rolling hills, mountains; sunsets, sunrises, thunderstorms; Gracie the Cat's touch on my face in the morning; scent of citrus blossoms; Bora Bora; Paris.

I think chemistry is an important component of a healthy relationship. Have experienced an immediate attraction to a woman through eye contact and conversation before, however I know there is so much more to a healthy, happy and mutually satisfying relationship. Real intimacy (mind-body-soul) takes time to mature and blossom fully. I believe in melding of mind and soul intimacy before exploring the ultimate physical bond between man and woman.
What I’m doing with my life
In my free time, I enjoy going out to dinner, the movies, concerts , and taking in theater performances. Enjoy visiting wineries and wine tasting, art galleries, museums, antique stores, and flea markets. I work out at the gym a couple of times a week, play golf and ride bikes occasionally, downhill or cross-county ski (just in the winter when there is snow), and fish. I like walking the dog or taking with and going for a Sunday drive or to the Farmers Market. At home I cook, enjoy a glass of wine, garden, enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire with a movie, book. Vacation and weekend get-aways to Oregon Coast, Sedona, Wine-tasting Events, Mountain Cabin, Cabo San Lucas, Paris . . .
I’m really good at
Cooking and Creating in the Kitchen. Intimate Conversation, leaving "surface conversation" for others to enjoy. Massage - I like to use my hands for full body, foot and leg - I actually have a massage table. Listening. I like to use hand tools for all the project possibilities a 30's house has to offer. Desktop publishing, photography and photo shop like software. Drafting, design for landscape, and irrigation design for residential and commercial, golf, and agriculture. Marketing, sales, management and construction estimating.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmmm . . . don't really think about that much. I guess that I may still be somewhat attractive, though my hair is very thin on top. Perhaps after talking with me for bit, they might notice that I will often see something that I find funny in just normal, ordinary things that people do and say, or something that I read. I find that words and the way people use them are often quite funny. If I have a chance to make an ordinary exchange of words with a stranger something out of the ordinary and perhaps make their day a little bit more fun and interesting, I like to "stir the pot" a little and engage them. If I can lighten up someone's day - I do it!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books of Fiction: Footprints of God by Greg Iles; Exile by Richard North Patterson; The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury

Non-Fiction Book: Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore, The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, Comfort with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron;

Movies: The Color Purple, Moonstruck, The Help, and others I don't recall - I usually enjoy dramas, and foreign films over Hollywood productions.

Shows: NCIS, Law and Order, Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and some of the home improvement shows on Saturday-Sunday mornings.

Food: Meat, fish, poultry, American, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Moroccan, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, South Pacific, other . . .
The six things I could never do without
Touch, Intimacy, Wine, Coffee, Good Book, Art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hmmm . . . I will have to think about that!
On a typical Friday night I am
I am probably more likely home than out, though my reasoning may make me sound a bit old . . . as it seems to me that most of the high schooler's are out in mommy's or daddy's car and doing things on the roads, and I just do not care to be there at the same time! So it would be more quiet at home with a book, TV, movie, or something else. Saturday I am much more responsive toward going out for dinner, drinks, attending a movie or an event, socializing with friends, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have made more mistakes and bad decisions in my life than most people that I know. There were many, many turns that were painful truths that I learned through the death of my first wife, death of my son, divorce of my second wife.
Life lessons, a significant amount of work to understand myself, as well as what is "right", or "a fact", and that most times in life it really is about life experience, perception and "opinion".
There are very few things that I have encountered that are either "right" (is white) or "wrong" (is black), though there is a great spectrum of color in between. Life is just not that simple, and I normally see a multitude of possibilities in most situations. Makes my decision making difficult at times ;-)
You should message me if
You find my profile to be appealing to you. If you are willing to take a chance, and explore the possibilities with someone new.