I'm a goodhearted man. It would be great to connect with a special lady, who also wants: mutual nurturing, spoiling and empowerment. I'm interested in friendship, but open to the magic of a committed love relationship developing, over time. I like what the Dalai Lama says: "My religion is kindness."
What I’m doing with my life
I'm mostly retired. I published two books this past year, one about my experience related to great saints and enlightened masters, one poetry and essays, a collaborative effort with my brother. Working on a third presently.
I do some life-coaching, may lead another Course in Miracles group (I've led many). I do lots of volunteering, especially at the Ananda community in SW Portland, where I'm living presently. I enjoy time with friends. No t.v, but open to watching it with others. I love drives to the beach, other outings, touristy stuff sometimes, movies, walk every day (usually after dinner).
I’m really good at
Discerning a good heart, being a friend, listening, sharing authentically, being a "big brother"(in years past).
The first things people usually notice about me
Optimism, enthusiasm for life and people, lighthearted sense of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recently saw "Searching for Sugarman," fabulous. Ditto for "One Track Heart," the story of Krishna Das and his guru Neem Karoli Baba. "The Scapegoat," a movie based on the book by Du Maurier (the version made in 2012, not the earlier one).
Books: Yogananda, Kriyananda, Course in Miracles, Rex Stout-mysteries, Grisham, Ken Follett; All kinds of music, Andrea Bocelli, oldies...ballroom dance music; Good movies of any genre.
The six things I could never do without
meditation, family, good food, friends, humor, optimism
I spend a lot of time thinking about
love, goodness, fun, friends, making a positive difference, funny and interesting stories.
On a typical Friday night I am
no different from any other night. With friends, at a kirtan, watching a flick, relaxing...........
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
my profile resonates with you, and you have a little courage (my
favorite trait.) :-)