"Some memories are so sweet they burn in your mouth." If you are
that kind of memory-making woman, read on. Those words by
poet-acquaintance Tim Seibles, mirror my exuberance for life. This
summer and for many seasons to come, I'm open to a woman who fires
my heartbeats and neurons . . . and I yours. I'm attracting a woman
of compassion, acceptancehttp://www.okcupid.com/profile#
self-awareness, sensuality, emotional honesty and the integrity
necessary to create a loving partnership (and that can take many
forms) for a lifetime. No high-maintenance Madonna's need apply.
Kate Hepburn's welcome. You are your own woman and not gender role
tied . . . and we share some common passions and creative spark. We
have done much of our growth work and have smiles, miles and mostly
healed scar tissue and can find the gold in it. I'm a sprightly
Scot with blond hair, blue eyes and not hard on the eyes. I’m a
Libra with a love of beauty in all aspects of life. Wondering,
Where is the juice in your life and is it worth the squeeze? (quip
by Texan Anne McGee Cooper) I welcome a woman who can agree to
disagree and expect the same of myself. We’re both smoke and drug
free and truth tellers. I hunch we’re both pretty good at asking
for what we want in a relationship. Among my passions are: Artful
listening for the soul of a person - Becoming more like me for
having been with you and vice versa - Living in a co-housing
community with a great "rent a kid program" (smile) - Being active
in my rigorous men's group - New Thought and nature spirituality. I
recharge my batteries in the wilderness and by immersing myself in
other cultures as I travel and work abroad. It's my experience that
the willingness and ability to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs
is essential. Let’s create kitchen delights and turn out de lights
and dance into the wee hours. As a Boy Scout I'm trustworthy,
lustworthy, loyal, friendly and sometimes even wise. We’re
outdoorsy, have nimble minds, are on a spiritual quest and
sensually attuned. We're also easy on the heart, soul and eyes.
We're hard on the issues and soft on the people. We have a zest for
life and like ourselves. I look for the humor in life's challenging
situations and can be childlike in playfulness. We're adventuresome
and at ease from Lookout Tower Retreat , Soup kitchen volunteering
to Bonnie Prince Charlie Jacket and bow tie (looking for a woman
who can tie and untie my bow tie) events. We have a measure of
emotional intelligence and can experience and share the full range
of emotions. "I'd have written a short summary but I didn't have
the time". Apologies to Pascal.
What I’m doing with my life
Appreciating dew on moss and photographing it; crafting health care
policy around holistic medicine and patient advocacy; coaching
donors in giving their way; smelling freshly shampooed hair;
reading a bad book, noticing the human face in song.
I’m really good at
Committed listening; creating art assemblages of recycled flotsam
and jetsam; thinking and acting outside the box; being a good
ancestor (thanks Jonas Salk); hammock swinging looking for faces in
The first things people usually notice about me
My attitude or gratitude and curiosity reflected in my quizzical
grin, and humorous questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Music of Silence; The Book of Kissing; Sticky Ideas; Why
Good Things Happen to Good People; The Pun Also Rises; Switch: How
to Change Things When Change is Hard; Affluenza; Looking Out For
The Future; Ingredients in a Twinkie; The Culture Code; Scent of
Desire; Made to Stick Ideas, Geography of Bliss.
Movies: Liar, Liar; the one with the line "I'll have what ever she
is having; PBS documentary stuff.
Music: Alfredo Muro Classical Guitar; Go for Baroque; Bocelli
Romanza; This Fire Songs for Singing (around campfire); Celine Dion
- Falling Into You; a little Gregorian Chant; Native American
Flute; the sweet sound of a bagpipe and accordion hitting the
bottom of the dumpster at the same time.
Food: Dark chocolate with a bit of smokey port; a honey crisp apple
with a thin slice of fresh ginger; Japanese Green Tea Ice Creme in
masala tea; papaya with pomegranate molasses and mint leaves and
did I say dark chocolate on top.
The six things I could never do without
- Recharging my spiritual being in the wilderness
- Juicy loving friends of all persuasions from around the
- My men's group and the elder council
- Art creation and engagement
- A nimble mind crafting messages and tools that inspire
- Being in the presence of kids
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Gratitude and how to feel it, express it and savor it. Creating
vitality in myself and releasing/nurturing it in others. The
symbolism and origin of lint in navel disasters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical Friday night is not in my vocabulary . . . but you might
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If it's private then saying it here would be public. But in the
spirit of full disclosure, I do do hot tubs.
You should message me if
You are willing to tell me who you are now.