Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You'll have to tell me ... but maybe it's my blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I get to know you a little better.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
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.
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