I hate writing these essays. Not because I can't -- I'm a pretty good writer and I know myself better than anyone else - but instead, because a couple of hundred words cannot begin to introduce myself to you.
The vital stuff: I've been living in Atlanta for around 20 years off and on. Two daughters, and a couple of grandchildren. Divorced forever ago. Old news. No drama with that.
Gainfully employed, have masters degree, live roughly around exit 120 (off of I-85), work in the IT industry, fair amount of travel for work. I'm pretty well-read and have lots of opinions.
I tend to be cynical towards religion and government, so be forewarned. My suggestion: if you're a fundamentalist (any religion) or your "religion" answer says "very seriously" - don't waste your time answering me...the gulf between our life philosophies is likely to be far too wide to bridge.
I have been described as an onion. There a lots of levels of complexity if you take the time to peel them. I do my thing from day to day, but I know that life can be fuller than it is. I'm certainly happy with what I have, and am not seeking the promised land -- quite the opposite - I'm good where I am but I know that life can always improve.
What do I want? Someone that I can connect to. I don't want to be your owner or your master or anything like that. I want to be your partner as we each continue to grow. I want to meet something with whom I can connect in a positive way. I have known too many couples that argue all the time. That's not my dream. Marx may have thought that only through struggle can mankind advance. That may be true on a macro scale, but I want to advance and grow in an atmosphere of comity.
Enough for now. I hate rambling on...