Sharing plans, dreams, experiences, endeavors, conversations, observations, or just silly playfulness with a partner who is respectful of themselves and other humans would be the best part of my life. The most satisfying conversations I have are with people who are introspective, observant of their surroundings, and are willing to listen to, consider, and provide, other points of view. Open and honest conversation is the cornerstone of any relationship, and can make for some of the most meaningful moments of life. If you do your part in that, I have no trouble doing mine. However, people who talk constantly and do very little listening are a big turn-off to me. I've had enough of that in my life. I like the simplicity of taking only one relationship at a time, and have no unresolved feelings or issues about relationships of the past. Nor do I have any lingering connection to them.
My interests are many, and I'm comfortable talking about almost anything. I may run out of things to say about women's shoes before you do, but if it's an interest of yours, I don't mind learning something. Even just learning what you like is something I want to know.
I love short and long drives, and farther away airplane trips. The High Sierra, Death Valley, Lake Powell, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Yucatan Peninsula are my favorite places to be (so far), but I can get enthused about many potential destinations close to home and around the world. I have a strong affinity for boats and playing in warm water. I love water sports, including wake-boarding, water-skiing, tubing, lake kayaking (I have 2 kayaks, if that helps :-), and others. I will snorkel and scuba dive in warm water only. I've already been in enough cold water to satisfy me. If you like snowboarding, camping, hiking, and even backpacking, that's a big plus. Not really into surfing, horses, motorcycles, or spectator sports involving balls, but I'd love to play tennis with you. I don't need to be in motion all the time to be happy. I can sit in a field of grass overlooking scenery and reflect on the nature of life and the universe with equal satisfaction. Quiet nights at home watching movies or TV are nice, too. I will gladly accompany you to a play. I think they can be quite magical.
As odd as it may be, I’ve never tried a cigarette, alcohol, or any other type of drug, and never will. I like the freedom of being addiction-free. I also don't drink coffee for the same reason, but if you do, not to worry. I just won't be joining you and you'll have to get your own. Same with an occasional wine at dinner. I'd be glad to take you on trips to the wine country, though. It's just that I'll be more interested in the agriculture, cheese, and building architecture.
At this point in my life, and with all the unwholesome influences in the world today, I'd rather not be raising children. But I enjoy being around kids that are well-behaved, and admire parents who don't let their children run the show.
I'm not an environmental activist by any means, but I try to act with respect for resources and their conservation. I prefer to fix things rather than throw them away, and have repaired everything from digital cameras to tractors. Energy conservation around the house is always on my mind, and it's not because I can't pay the bills. When there are so many of us trying to live on the same planet, it just makes sense not to waste.
The domestic animals in my life include outdoor felines and outdoor Camelids. I also love dogs as long as their barking is controlled, but I don't have any at the moment. The wild animals in my life are varied and plentiful, even though I don't feed them. I like all animals except the ones that would like to dine on me.
So, here's the worst news: My hair is not what it used to be. It's now very thin on top and there is a bald spot. For many that will be a deal-breaker, and I completely understand. I may have it fixed soon, but for now it's a fact.
What I'd like to find here is an honest, intelligent, moderately active person to share old and new interests with, hopefully turning into a long-term relationship. Even though I’m 55, I feel like 35 most of the time. There's a lot more to me than what I've written here (yikes!), so don't think that there isn't anything left to talk about. If you might be a good match for me, I hope you've said enough in your own profile for me to figure that out.