Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My friends say I am sincere, even-tempered, socially adept and
generous. My sense of humor can be irreverent, bordering on the
ribald with provocation. Passionate about helping others reach
their full potential, I enjoy the role of mentor and facilitator. I
consider myself to be an honorable person with integrity, and enjoy
the respect of my colleagues and friends. I have enjoyed a measure
of success and now prefer to exercise my own options. My
professional activities include international travel to some of the
most interesting places on our planet. Care to join me? I enjoy
engaging people in conversations that increase my understanding of
human experience. I am committed to furthering equal justice and
access. I am fiscally cautious, socially compassionate, and
concerned about the tone of the current dialog regarding national
and international policies, their effect on individual rights and
personal freedom, education of children, human trafficking and
slavery (really the same thing), the ability of women to exercise
self-determination, international trade in toxics, and the state of
the global environment. I pursue life lightheartedly. I'll sweep
you off your feet for a weekend trip, an elegant evening or cook an
exquisite Mediterranean repast while you relax in a bubble bath. I
only ask for reciprocation. I am seeking to develop an uncommon
life with a partner of equal resolve. I refer to it as an Amalgam
of Spirit producing a Conflagration of the Eros. I will be your
best friend, your harbor in a storm, and your co-conspirator. I
will reveal the soul of my vulnerability, revel in our mutual
affection, and charitably receive your secret longings. I am ready
to engage you to create something that many say doesn't exist; a
Shining Citadel, a Fortress against all threats - Oh, but it does -
And it's the best thing there is! Shall we explore further? If this
is what you seek, please respond. I will reply to you promptly and
with sincerity. Let's begin our assignation with the confidence
that life can proceed directly from that which we choose.
I am kind, creative, and responsible
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As founder and CEO of the RainTree Global Initiative, a non-profit
that builds the academic and research capacity of universities in
developing economies in various environmental fields by partnering
them with a "big brother" institution from the U.S. and other
developed regions. In association with our participation, the
university partnership team agrees to develop a graduate-level
(masters) program in the specific environmental study emphasizing
leadership and advocacy. My work provides many interesting
opportunities to travel to culturally diverse and geographically
interesting situations. The RainTree Global Initative is working in
eastern and southern Africa. My personal endeavors include digital
photography, travel, hiking, cooking, theater and music. (Yes, you
can dress me up and take me out in public. I promise not to be too
offensive.) I have been studying lingua d'italiana for several
years. I'm not fluent, however I can get along fairly well when I'm
in Italia. A favorite way to challenge myself, albeit minimally, is
to fly into Rome, take the Leonardo shuttle to termini (the central
train terminal), choose a destination off the train schedule and
get on board. Upon arrival, I just figure it out - eat in the local
trattorias, find a small hotel and hang out with the locals -
admittedly, a small adventure. Helen Keller said, "Life is either a
daring adventure or nothing at all."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
A good listener and a conversationalist, most people find it
comfortable and interesting to communicate with me. My responses
are measured and appropriate. Oh, and I'm good a breaking rules -
you know - the ones your mother warned you about....but then, she
was all about keeping you from having too much fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Most people seem to like my smile. I feel good about myself; who I
am, the choices I've made, how I relate to others and what I'm
doing. I'm told my demeanor communicates that perspective.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have diverse interests and my reading reflects my preferences.
Right now, I've been re-reading Tolstoy's "Anna Karennena" and
another of his short stories, "The Death of Ivan Illych." Also,
"The Time of the Gypsies," and John Grisham's humorous little work
of fiction set in Italy, "Playing for Pizza" have provided
opportunity for reflection and diversion. I routinely read "Foreign
Policy Magazine," the international news, several professional
journals and, of course, the comic strips - "Alley Oop" and
"Nonsequitor" being on the top of my preference list. (Who could
survive without a little comic relief?)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good company, laughter, intelligent life, charitable demeanors,
great conversation, wonderful Mediterranean food, vino rosso in
moderation, routine exercise, travel, learning new things... (Is
that six already? Ten! Rules are meant to be broken...) Oh yeah,
and definitely, the comics section of the newspaper - even before
the world headlines!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to improve the lives of others less fortunate than those of us
who were serendipitously born into a world of abundance and comfort
when the vast majority of people on this earth aren't nearly so
fortunate - a billion people go to bed every night hungry. That
must change. I think each day how I am able to work to facilitate
the intentions of others by empowering them to do what is in their
well-considered best interest.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
That depends upon what we decide to do together.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Unlike so many on this site, I do not find this question to be
either outrageous or offensive. It's imprecise as written. Instead,
I interpret it to mean, "The most private thing I'm willing to
admit" ...(in public). The original author lacks clarity and
specificity in his/her language. The question isn't fatally
flawed....just fuzzy. I'm not sure why people are getting so wigged
out over it. My response to the question, as I've rephrased it, is
as follows: I have known ecstasy and bliss in a past relationship,
so I know it's possible. I wish to share that loving state again
with a similarly disposed loving and compassionate partner who is
competent and capable of sustaining an exquisitely caring life with
someone of like mind and disposition.
You should message me if
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If you recognize yourself in the following: With the realization
that you're not perfection personified, you're always a lady
(except when you're not), accomplished, with an assertive and
confident demeanor. You possess a gracious sense of humor,
preferring the pleasure of frequently shared laughter to sarcasm.
Activist, lobbyist or advocate, you are articulate and open, and
know how to further your intentions, influencing others with a
positive manner and integrity. You enjoy being fashionable but are
not a slave to designers. Tastefully flamboyant while confidently
revealing your personality with panache, you are the designer
label. You are beguilingly charming while radiating self-assurance
and sincerity. You already know you're a winner. The only games you
play are the those in which everyone wins. You prefer collaboration
to confrontation. You travel eagerly, seeking out the natural
beauty of our planet and interesting people of diverse cultures
with equal zeal. You communicate your delight in people by your
warm approach, maintaining a diverse circle of friends. You possess
an uncommon curiosity, pursuing diverse interests, embracing new
quests with enthusiasm, thriving on newly acquired knowledge and
experience. You are emotionally balanced yet expressively
responsive, and maintain a healthy lifestyle with no dependencies
as reflected by your silhouette. You pursue good nutrition,
exercise moderately, and present a feminine countenance, and can be
enticingly debaucherous when moved by the moment. You are a
calculated risk-taker, acknowledging that nothing is guaranteed
except the sensible pursuit of free will. You are ready to accept
your measure of responsibility for a relationship that will eclipse
the experience of most people. You love yourself so you may return
the love of others. You are ready to engage me in an uncommon level
of intimacy that provides us with intellectual stimulation as well
as intense sexual gratification and emotional proximity we will
both cherish and protect. I'm waiting for you. We have a bazillion
things to do!
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