I'm charting a new course. I'm excited to see where it will take me.
I recently took up golf. I'm still mostly playing the pitch and putt, but I'm hooked. I also love getting into the water in the Texas heat. Creeks and rivers are my favorite, but I'm flexible. I have lots of friends and enjoy socializing. I also enjoy going out and meeting new people. I don't hesitate to strike up a conversation. I love food, adventures (even small ones), reading, learning, connecting with people, travel, dancing to pop-music (but always willing to learn others), hiking, water, documentaries, and anything I can do that broadens my horizons.
Sincerity or, if you prefer, authenticity, is the quality that I most value in people. I like men who are smart, kind, in touch with themselves, have a good sense of humor; that are confident, but not arrogant. I also love a man who smells good... not cologne good, but naturally good to me. Perhaps it's pheromones. Giggling is the most fun I've had in a long time. Please make me giggle.
I am a native Austinite. It ain't what it used to be, but it's still home. My family has been here for generations on my dad's side, and between here and Lockhart on my mom's side.
I moved to Germany on sept 29th, 2008. I watched the stock market crash on the flight over. Interesting and uncertain times. I lived there for 4.5 years and learned so much and got to travel to some amazing places I'd not otherwise have seen. I loved learning a new language too. If you speak German, and are patient, Ich übe gerne!
I'm just starting a new career path and am excited to see it taking shape.
I love to learn. I love to read non-fiction about whatever subject interests me at the time, and I love to learn from people. Teach me something and you'll earn my appreciation.
Politically, I am fed up. The whole Republican vs. Democrat charade is a sham set up by the political forces, and advanced by the mainstream media, that would keep us divided as a people, so that they (both sides) can advance their self and special-interest serving agenda, while keeping us blaming and finger-pointing elsewhere. I find the rhetoric to be very good cop/bad cop, insofar as that both sides talk differently, but in the end, are near identical in their outcomes. It's all a bunch of theater. There are a handful of politicians (on both sides) that seem to me to be truly sincere in their efforts to do for the people rather than themselves. I am more concerned with the sincerity than the political philosophy of anyone in government. I'd rather have the entire Congress filled with people who differ from me philosophically, but are who sincere in their efforts, than to have the entire Congress filled with people who espouse my views while serving their own and special-interest purposes. In a word, I suppose that makes me "anti-establishment". I am not in favor of the power the giant corporations have either. I don't see that as separate from the problems in our government, but rather that the 2 are symbiotic. I don't think we will fix the system. I see change coming only through the circumvention of the existing system. There are signs of this happening through things like block-chain technology, cooperatives, and companies such as Über.
I love food, adventures (even small ones), reading, learning, connecting with people, travel, dancing to pop-music (but always willing to learn others), hiking, water, documentaries, TEDTalks, and anything I can do that broadens my horizons.
To me, life is all about connecting with people. Sometimes these are permanent or long term connections, but more often not. I love to talk to strangers, and am quick to make a comment that might brighten someone's day - whether I know them or not. I like the idea of the ripple effect: that we can have an indirect effect on others by touching those people we do directly encounter.
I like to take care of my body - eat well, exercise (but not obsessively), and get a good night's sleep.
In terms of what I'm looking for in a relationship, it's hard to say. I want something that could become serious, but having been separated only one year now, I need to take things slow. I want to be with someone who is not a player, but is very much his own person; someone who doesn't need to be attached at the hip, but is comfortable keeping in close contact - communicating daily if we become a "thing."
I am separated. (There is no option for this on details, so I chose single.) I will not be divorced for some time for financial reasons. I have a very good relationship with my "ex," but there is no chance we will reconcile. We've been married 19 years and are remaining a family as best we can without being a couple. We have ups and downs, but we're figuring it out as we go. My children are my priority; if you can't grasp that, we won't get along.