I'm affectionate, self-aware, present in relationships; thoughtful and kind-hearted, not always obedient. I get along well with women and enjoy their company.
I've read deeply and widely all my life. I don't watch TV apart from a few cable shows on Netflix. Judging from others' reactions, I have a good sense of humor. I'm interested in personal growth and like to learn new things. I am spiritually oriented (but not pious) and am attracted to people who are so inclined. Although my politics are liberal, I dislike political correctness. Like everyone online, I look much younger than my chronological age.
I consider Vermont my home now, but I grew up mostly in Virginia. My family moved around when I was young, and I've lived in other parts of the world. I have traveled widely in Europe and the Far East.
I got divorced ten years ago after a 22 year marriage. I have 3 children, 1 in New Haven, 1 in New York and 1 in Ann Arbor. Until recently, I practiced law from an office in Hanover, NH, specializing in litigation and business transactions in Vermont and NH. Before moving to Vermont in 1989, I lived and practiced law in Washington, DC.
I've painted seriously for many years (mostly landscapes in oils) and have a studio and a website. I am visually oriented and attracted to beauty in all forms. Recently, I've been composing and recording music. I closed my law practice in July 2014 to pursue interests in painting, music composition, spirituality and occasional travel, hopefully with a new companion.
I'm healthy, active and reasonably fit, but some nerve damage limits my ability to walk as much as I used to. I exercise every day, but I don't continually engage in sports; often, I'd rather have a conversation, read, watch a movie, paint or play music.
Here's what I'm looking for:
I'm interested in a long-term, serious relationship rather than a series of encounters.
I'm attracted to women who are warm, funny, spiritually oriented, sane (or at least not too neurotic), emotionally available, sensual, physically active, honest, with depth and seriousness about life, reasonably healthy and attractive.