I am kind and empathic; polite and gentle but not overly genteel; sometimes a bit of a rough cut. Being an older kid is OK. Although I can be a little quirky (goofy?) I am also reasonably well grounded. I am monogamous and do not play games. Honesty is essential so I try to be very transparent. Ask me anything and you will get an honest reply. I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I am smarter than the average bear but I also realize there are many smarter bears out there; besides, smart people or bears do not amount to much without a heart and soul.
I value: people, honesty, simplicity, sharing, authenticity, and humor. To borrow a line from a woman, I am not a "narcissistic boy playing important." I am not pretentious. I am not materialistic. OK, I do have a very cool Subaru Forester with 165 ponies rumbling under the hood.
I: have season tickets to the SF Symphony; would like to go to Europe and visit Prague, Paris, Italy (a colleague has a place in Umbria), and the Dordogne (an old friend has a B and B there); love Hawaii and, in particular, the Big Island, which is sort of my spiritual home - the other islands are great too; would like to find a kayaking partner (nice, but not essential); rarely watch my TV....It would be nice to add the desires of a partner to the list. Now that is a herd of "I" statements.
Finally, my ongoing life project is to take life as it comes and not take myself too seriously: the world does not revolve around me. No matter what happens I will be OK.