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artisticjack

64 M Tucson, AZ

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 59–66
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Oct 5
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has a kid, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I've learned to strive for balance in my life, between work and play, and I avoid toxic people. Life is too short to waste time on them. I am fundamentally an optimist -- something I discovered in my response to some challenging events a few years ago. I like science, especially biology and nutrition, but I am also a fine-art photographer. My politics are mostly left of center. Quality conversation is essential for getting my attention. So is a sense of humor. Travel is important -- I've been to a lot of different places in our amazing world. I'm an agnostic, but photography is often a meditative and spiritual act for me, probably because of how it slows me down to observe carefully and concentrate visually. I'm very tolerant of other people's religious beliefs, as long as they don't try to convert me.
What I’m doing with my life
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I write magazine articles and books and lecture on nutrition, but three years ago decided to reduce my workload to part time, so I could spend more time on my fine-art photography and more recreational travel. In 2013, I made two trips to Japan, once with my adult son, then spent a couple months in Portland, Oregon, where I lived for 11 years before Tucson. Then I was back in Tokyo and beautiful Kyoto, this time with a cousin. Tucson is my home, but I try to spend time in Portland, along with exploring some other places. My photography comes from the heart, and right now it's the activity that's most important to me. And art in general speaks to my soul. Some of my photography is very traditional, and some of it is very experimental. I'll also write an occasional poem or haiku when inspired, and I have an idea for a book that has absolutely nothing to do with nutrition, something I will start working on sometime in 2013.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, photography, cooking, listening, conversation, walking, enjoying nature. I also love road trips -- there's something meditative and therapeutic about them when done right.
The first things people usually notice about me
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You'll have to tell me ... but maybe it's my blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like starting my days with some mellow coffee, the NYT and local paper. I prefer foreign and indie films (e.g., at the Loft), and just about anything with Star Trek in its name. (Don’t worry, I don’t dress up in Star Trek uniforms.) I recently read a biography of Leonard Cohen. Oh gosh, I've got piles of art books (Rossetti to Rothko) that I'll retreat to. Music is very important to me, and my musical tastes are eclectic, including 60s rock, folk, classical, real Irish Celtic (not the homogenized stuff put out for most Americans) and homeopathic doses of opera (Puccini is fine). I enjoy ethnic foods and live theatre.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Camera, Mac and other Apple devices, pen/paper, kitchen, quality food, travel. I have to add a seventh and an eighth or so: my grown son, who has amazed me; my amazing friends in Tucson and Portland, who I cherish and hold close to my heart and think of every day. My life would not be the same without all of them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life and the universe and how important it is to live life well and sincerely ... and to simply spend time thinking about things and processing ideas and experiences.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably going out for dinner, often with one of my close friends. But then, I often do this on other nights of the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I get to know you a little better.
You should message me if
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This is important: I have high standards, but I don't expect absolute perfection, and I hope you don't expect absolute perfection either. After all, who can honestly claim perfection in their late 50s or early 60s? (Answer: no one.) Sharing common interests is important, but I would never expect perfect alignment. We all need our own space. That said, my ideal way of meeting someone online is through a couple of short emails, then cutting to the chase and meeting at a cafe. I'm not interested in long ongoing emails -- that's communicating with a computer and a fantasy, not a real person. If you think there might be a connection, please send me a note. I'm open to a quality friendship -- and to a quality friendship that might lead to something more serious. I'm not one to rush into things.