68 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
This heartthrob seeker with a black belt in cuddling is looking for a person of merit and meaning.

I bring a kind, loving nature, an open heart, a playful spirit, an adventurous constitution and an ardent intellectual curiosity.

I’m blessed to have an abundance of loving friends, and a wonderful adult son with whom I am close.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the helping field and am committed to social justice issues. I love listening to NPR and am a member of a peace and justice organization.
I’m really good at
...enjoying the world around me. As a "culture vulture", I enjoy all forms of low & high culture: folk/blues/jazz music, dance, theater, comedy, lectures, museums, movies, good restaurant fare, as well as looking for treasures at garage sales/junk stores. Love exploring new venues and unknown hideaways, taking walks and low-key hiking. Have been a swing and cajun/zydeco dancer in the recent past. A side interest is making jewelry - something I've enjoyed learning over the last 5 years.
The first things people usually notice about me
hopefully - my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite movies: Wizard of Oz; A Thousand Clowns; The Graduate; Bagdad Cafe; The Apostle. Recent favorites: Moonrise Kingdom; Lars and the Real Girl, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Selma; Imitation Game; Wild.
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces; She's Come Undone; The Kite Runner; West with the Nite; Little Bee; The Girl who Fell From the Sky; books by: B. Kingsolver; Anne Tyler; Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb.
The six things I could never do without
my son and family; the ability to laugh (esp. at myself); my beloved friends, love, another day.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how precious the bonds are to each other; the fleeting nature of time; when I'm finally going to do the dishes...
On a typical Friday night I am
either enjoying the company of friends, going to a music performance, or having a quiet night at home making jewelry, watching a favorite tv show or reading...
You should message me if
YOU LIVE IN THE IMMEDIATE SAN FRANCISCO AREA and share similar values and interests; are someone who finds relationship life stimulating and enriching. MUST HAVES: an open heart, a good sense of humor, be a good communicator/ listener; have a spirited nature, be self-aware and committed to working through issues that may arise. DEAL BREAKERS: arrogance (!), smokers, cell phone/tech addicts, intimacy avoiders; Sarah Palin fans. Extra points for niteowls, burly physiques and those with a riotous sense of humor...