Apologies up front.
I will try to respond to contact, but do not see this web site or email on a daily basis. My job requires travel. The company laptop I carry when traveling has some sort of security software that blocks social web sites. Please don't be offended if I don't respond instantly.
Unless labeled HISTORY, photos are recent. HISTORY photos are offered with the idea you can better understand who I am today if you can see who I was yesterday. I'm not trying to pass myself as younger.
ABOUT ME and MY MATCH
Variety is the spice of life. My late wife and I were opposites. I was a small town boy from Wisconsin. She grew up in Brooklyn on a block with more people than in my whole town. We lived, loved, fought, and made it work. Life was many things for us, but it was never dull.
I'm not looking for my clone. I like being pushed out of my comfort zone - at least sometimes. Otherwise I'll get too set in my ways as I age. I'm looking for someone who is also open to exploring outside her comfort zone.
If you're local and we consider each other a match, I'd love to meet you. If you're not local and we consider each other a match, I'd still love to meet you. Your hometown or mine. We each get to meet a new person. One of us gets to see a new place. Usually always fun.
I love my home in the Arkansas Ozarks, but didn't grow up here. The Army and my job have taken me all over the world. I have some years left to work, but am open to the idea of living somewhere else eventually.
Casting a wide net works for me. It may not be your cup of tea. Think about it. Long distance relationships are never easy.
And now the obligatory "Things I like to do" paragraph.
I like long walks on the beach and the beauty of a clear mountain morning. The night sky of the desert is a Rembrandt to me. Bright lights, big city? You bet. Peace and quiet of the country. Love it.
I'd have to be dead not to like that stuff. I 'd enjoy spending time with almost anyone doing fun things. You probably would too.
What I'm really looking for is someone to who will be a good match for the more mundane parts of everyday living. We won't always be someplace exciting doing wonderful things. Partners who can make the ordinary parts of life special are what define a good match.
If you're close to my age, you realize much as we'd like to stay young, the next 30 years will not be the same as the last 30. We'll deal with different life challenges than when we were younger.
I don't know a good way to figure out if we're in the same place other than to meet and see if we click.
This can be fun. It will also entail work. Falling in love was always going to be the easy part. Learning to live together with someone new - now that can be hard. We both will have to learn a whole new set of compromises that may be very different from our last relationship.
If I haven't scared you off yet, maybe we should meet.