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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 48-58
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Nov 24
6' 0" (1.83m)
Body Type
Not at all
Post grad
Has kid(s)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have been out of circulation for quite awhile, but I am eager to meet new people and enjoy new adventures. What have I been doing? Biking, Renaissance Festival, rode a mechanical bull, Saint Paul Saints games on Fireworks Fridays, Twins games a couple of times, Washington DC and Richmond, lots of Little League games, more biking, started a novel, skipped stones in Mississippi River, moved offices, summer school, Clear Lake, Duluth, got a smartphone, bought a catcher's mitt, meditation course, tai chi, archery, more biking, touched the Challenger space shuttle and tall sailing ships, got "pants-ed" in a swimming pool, bounced on a trampoline, counted stars, Dakota jazz club, Cedar Cultural Center, and some more biking. Didn't yet get around to kayaking, visiting Machu Pichu, learning to play the saxophone, or curing poverty.

If any of these adventures sound appealing, then please read on.

I am adored by children, admired by the elderly, and liked by animals. Bikes are for pedaling without hands sometimes; car radios are for making my son sing and dance; and swimming pools are for cannonball splashes. I try to find humor in the outrageous and mundane, and both apply to writing a self-summary.

I think the world is generally an amusing place, though my place in it remains incomplete, a mystery, a work in progress. I am a teacher, writer, and editor. I have a global perspective and a passion for local color and detail. If I had a magic wand or bottomless funds, I would travel the world endlessly, soaking up what I can, doing novel things, and seeing myself and the world in new ways. Are you a fellow traveler?

Many of us want the chance to be tender and generous with others, to be cared for and appreciated for who we are. We want to share our time, humor, hopes, and selves. If fortunate, we may also share our hearts, touch, and affection. Count me in.

I want to be a partner with a woman. A partner in adventure, mischief, and the mundane. Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand. I crave the tingling, chest-tightening excitement of spending time with a special woman. I crave the chance to bring a radiant, confident smile to your face when I say "I like you, I admire you, and it is great to see you."

I want to be a good partner who complements the life an enthusiastic, inquisitive, insightful, warm, caring woman already enjoys. I enjoy women who are self-confident, creative, expressive, reflective, active, and gentle. I want the opportunity to be generous, caring, and tender, to share and explore together. I hope we share some passions and interests; I hope we discover new ones together. I will happily give a go to your interests, whatever they are, if you crave a sidekick.

For me, "who" is more important than "what". Spending time with an interesting, sincere person makes doing almost anything -- except probably ice fishing -- a treat. I'm generally a jeans and pullover shirt kinda guy, but I can find the ties and sport jackets in the back of my closet.

Why the name?

Elvis swiveled into history.
Albert pondered mysteries.
Some gals like Einstein's smarts and wry smile.
Others like Presley's art and bold style.
What's in your personality?

Big Al would propose we meet to "experiment". The King would rock, shake, and sing his invitation, "I sure would be delighted with your company". Want to find out?

Some reasons to consider getting to know me:

1. My parole officer likes me.
2. My mullet haircut is growing back.
3. Some people find me amusing and irreverent.
4. Rather than describe myself as "technology challenged", I say I am Amish.
5. I listen attentively.
6. I wear clean socks.
7. I am James Brown's long-lost son. "Wowww! I feel good!"
8. I am curious to learn what makes you unique, special, and interesting.
9. I like the smell of clementines, pine needles, and rain-scrubbed air; the sound of tires crunching over a gravel road, the range of a tenor saxophone, the crisp crackle of raindrops on an umbrella, the rustle of leaves, and the clap, crash, and rumble of thunder; the feel of suede, sunshine, body heat, and the "thump" of a good rhythm section in a band; the taste of rich ice cream, sweet tea, and veggie lasagna; the sight of dancers in graceful, athletic abandon, a velvet sky bejeweled with stars, a soaring hawk, ...
10. I can not reveal more right now because of the need for privacy in my responsibilities as an international super spy.

If I've sparked your interest so far, then mission accomplished.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am several years into the adventure of being a single man. I am getting by, getting down, and getting a move on. I'm trying to hone my talents, explore my interests, and improve my shortcomings. I'm trying to look forward with humor, humility, grace, and enthusiasm to the next chapters in my personal, parental, and professional lives. I guess that makes me earnestly vague.

What have I already done in life?
Nine of the following are true about me. Which ones?
1. I tried to ask out Katie Couric, but security guards intervened
2. I appeared on stage with James Brown, the Godfather of Soul
3. I performed with circus acrobats
4. I lived in Washington, DC and had a Top Secret clearance
5. I was a nightclub dj
6. I traveled in Cambodia on mo-ped
7. I sailed on the Mediterranean sitting on the bow of a yacht
8. I once slept overnight in an igloo
9. I was on a fencing team
10. I have eaten crickets, grasshoppers, aardvark, and yak
11. I have appeared on local television news three times in the last year. (No, not because I was arrested, escaped, and re-arrested.)
12. I sat in the press box at a Vikings game.
13. I am the proud owner of a cowboy hat, a top hat, a welder's mask, a pith helmet, and a winter hat with ear flaps that can snap on the top.
14. My line of custom-made belt buckles is for sale on two tv shopping channels.
15. Thieves recently broke into my car and left cds and sports equipment, but took a compass, a hammer, and my trash bag.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Hearing more than one side in a dispute. Understanding multiple points of view. Making a mean pecan pie and a tasty cornbread. Slicing and chopping vegetables, stirring, washing dishes, and bundling trash, but not actually making dinner. Shoveling sidewalks. Making a quick joke. Shooting the turnaround jump shot. Teaching and entertaining students. Remembering to lift the lid and put it back down ... in the right order.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My devilish good looks, my rugged appeal, my polished refinements, the toilet paper stuck to my shoe, and the lettuce in my teeth. That I'm generally quiet, a good listener, a fine tango dancer, and a former lion tamer. Well, maybe folks don't recognize ALL of those things. Maybe they just notice the scar on my chin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My "favorites" take me to new locales, introduce new ideas, and invite me to see the world in new ways. When reading Imagining Argentina, A Year in Provence, or Three Cups of Tea, or watching V for Vendetta or The Hurt Locker, I am traveling. When listening to James Brown, Jackie McLean, or Fela Kuti, or eating at a restaurant serving Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, or Mexican food, I am traveling. I think of my favorites as passports.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music to shake my hips and my attitude.
Books to transport, distract, and move me.
Friends to support and to rely upon.
Something to satisfy my sweet tooth.
A couple of laughs each day.
A tender touch.
A hug or smile from my son, but that goes without saying, right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to write a self-description without sounding arrogant, pretentious, pompous, self-absorbed, overly earnest, or too much like a salesman peddling suspect wares. Why so many self-descriptions mention cozy fires and walks along the beach. Do some people dislike those? Why people with a Mohawk haircut never cut the band of hair to run from ear to ear. Why people who pierce their nose always insert a tiny stud rather than a pipe wrench or 2x4. Why "dough", "plough", "rough", and "cough" don't rhyme. Why so many superheroes wear capes. Why teachers, social workers, and nurses are not considered heroes. If you tolerate intolerance, then which are you?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with my soon-to-be 12-year-old son on Boys Night at the Dad Pad. Depending on weather and mood, we'll play almost any sport involving a ball and running, make dinner, play board games, watch videos, camp out in a park or the living room, make a mess, burn popcorn, laugh, rough and tumble, and haggle over bedtime.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On Friday nights I sometimes look forward to me-time on Saturday nights. (Other private confessions may be too shocking for some audiences and have been formally banned in 11 states and 6 countries. The horror!)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you can overlook the toilet paper on my shoe.

Also please give me a shout if you think we'd enjoy sharing company, and if you can give me a hint about why you think so. I hope the details above encourage you to get in touch because you think we might enjoy each other's smiles and company.

I will follow up on your messages as opportunity and invitations arise.

I appreciate the women who visit my profile, send messages, and talk-chat-meet with me. Thank you. I also appreciate the women who graciously accept my messages to them, whether they reply or not. Thanks.