My long-term marriage is ending (hopefully by the end of this year). I have been separated for over two years. We drifted apart and are parting amicably.
I enjoy wit, repartee and humor. Humor-wise, I tend toward the self-deprecating, the deadpan and the ironic. If you laugh a lot, and without much provocation, I will be George to your Gracie.
I love Israel and am concerned for her welfare. Participating in Jewish community events and organizations is important to me, as is being a synagogue member.
I am stable, having worked for the same company for many years. I am financially solvent, own my own home and I live within my means. Responsible, yes; boring, no.
I have done extensive genealogies for many branches of my family. I find it very satisfying to know something about my ancestors and to find relatives from the current generation, even if they’re not always happy to hear from me. I have written a narrative history of my family based on my research.
I love the wilderness and try to backpack 2 or 3 times a year. The world looks so much different when you travel at 2 miles-per-hour rather than at 80. There’s so much more time for relaxed introspection and a closer examination of the natural world. I also enjoy week-end getaways, day hikes and just driving to someplace new.
Life for me does not have to be about one high adventure after another. Sometimes I am happy walking in a park or along the ocean, or taking a book, a water-bottle and MUNI bus pass and exploring a new neighborhood. I am often happy being a homebody. It would be good to share life's experiences with someone. I am sometimes bored with my own company and I would like to meet new people and make new friends.
Culturally, I am a bit anachronistic. The dominant cultural milieu I was raised in was ‘60s rock and roll, the Beetles and the Rolling Stones, but I prefer classical, the great pop artists of the ‘50s, big bands, jazz and folk music, especially Yiddish, Klezmer and bluegrass. I enjoy films, but avoid those with gratuitous violence. I like to try new restaurants. I like to go to lectures to expand my knowledge. I love to dance, mostly swing, ballroom and square dancing. I play accordion (polkas not included) and read music. I enjoy plays, love musicals and have always had an interest in photography. My reading taste runs to non-fiction (history & biography), Commentary Magazine and Joseph Epstein essays.
I follow political issues and I am interested in local, national and world events. I am conservative politically and on social issues I am libertarian. We do not have to agree on everything. No two people ever do.
I am a good listener, I do not criticize people and I do not try to fix every problem, although I am handy with fixing things around the house.
I have two wonderful adult children who live on their own. Fortunately, they live nearby so we get to see each other. I have no grandchildren (it's great if you do--I love kids), but hope springs eternal.