I'm from Arizona, attended college at an old liberal arts school in Western Massachusetts, worked in Arizona for two different long stints, enjoyed a year in Seattle and this time around moved to Victoria from the Boston area July 2014.
I get out at least daily to bike, boat or whatever. In Boston I rowed three times a week, looking to start that here, and am an avid horse rider. The rest of my trail activity is pedal-powered - I love zipping around this city and the fantastic regional bike trails
Adore exploring both in and out of the city. I enjoy festivals and farmers markets, and love live music (no rap, no metal, no dj/techno (which isn't even live, right?)). I'm a fan of the performing arts, museums and visiting natural and historical sites on day/weekend trips. Also an avid cook and love all types of travel (local, regional, international by car, plane, train or boat - camping all the way up to a five star hotel).
I can be whimsical, practical, passionate about many things, with a dose of out of the box approach - I am cerebral and intuitive...and appreciate the cerebral/whimsy/passionate/out of the box counterpart.
Update: 12:45 am 9/29/2013
On the ferry from Newfoundland after a week of traveling this incredible, rugged province solo. Had an amazing time, but would love to find a partner for some of these adventures!
Creative cooking (using recipes as a guide).
Figuring things out and calling it like I see it.
Chocolate chip cookies - No, seriously, you have no idea.
Finding and appreciating kindred spirits.
High level planning, crisis management and spontaneous exploration.
Movies - again eclectic - Shawshank Redemtion, Avatar, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, The Man From Snowy River, Chick flicks, Dramas, Historical Fiction, Food films. Have been known to watch the Lethal Weapons series and love a good, "come from behind" underdog wins sports movie, etc.....
NPR - (That's CBC radio here in Canada) Love a good driveway moment!!!
I keep up with news and current events. Actually, I'm kind of a news junkie. I read the news pretty much every day and am politically aware but not politically active (I don't get into campaigns or party activities or anything like that).
I appreciate local, organic, sustainably produced food. It is a big part of my work in sustainability and I enjoy hunting for the excellent local suppliers growing my own when possible and doing some foraging. I'm particular about where I eat -- chef-owned restaurants are a favorite, as well as the local dive gems. Any place that takes good food seriously and makes their menu their own....
Adventures - Exploring
Good friends - good conversations
Mountain vistas and incredible sunsets
Wild water -lakes,streams, rivers and oceans
OK - I do like good sex, why not be open about it? But, I don't sleep around. Find I most enjoy it when there's a connection or chemistry, so one night stands are rarely worth it.
I like to sing during road trips, and sometimes in the shower.
How's that for opposite ends of the spectrum?
The other stuff - you'll have to figure out later....
You are passionate about something in your life - training for a race or challenge, the work you do....I'm realizing that I'm best matched with someone who's passion can match my own.
I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in chatting, a fun activity partner, seeing what's possible in this wide-wide world, or if anything I wrote resonates with you. Or.....
Don't bother reaching out if you haven't bothered to fill out your profile or provide a photo. Also, not interested in hearing from 20-somethings (sorry - I like you, but I've also managed you in a professional setting, and appreciate the perspective of a man close to my age or older than me). Really - you won't sway me on either of the two points and you will not receive a response from me.