I started a new life the year I turned forty. In 1998 I took a job
transfer and finally found a job I liked, and great people to work
with in Santa Rosa. A lot has changed in the last 15 years of my
life. I've been searching for my place in the scheme of this
sometimes crazy world, but find that keeping a postive attitude is
I feel I am a warm person and try to show genuine kindness to
others. For me, it is a good day when I can make somone smile, or
What I’m doing with my life
I plan on retiring from my job and getting started on the next
chapter of my life. Where I work used to be good, but several years
ago things took a turn and I ended up working graveyard shift. It
is a challenge to work this shift and try and have a social life.
So once I retire I can finally sleeps nights again. This will allow
me to more fully enjoy the beauty of Sonoma County! I am really
looking forward to taking walks around Spring Lake, Annadel Park,
and Lake Illsanjo.
I’m really good at
Keeping an open mind to learning. While I never really enjoy
school, I discovered that I learn differently from most people. I
have had many hobbies in my life, some requiring more skill than
others. I want to learn to refine my cooking skills, and if I have
someone special to do it with, it will be fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing I hope people notice about me is my smile, and my
gentle demeanor. I am naturally friendly and like to put people at
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Well, lets see. I filled this out, and everything I typed
disappeared after I spent 20 minutes filling it out!
I took up reading books four years ago, which is something I never
used to enjoy. Among my favorites so far, "Uncle Tungsten: Memories
of a Chemical Boyhood" Oliver Sacks, John Adams, by David
Mccullough, and Le Père Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac.
I have long enjoyed classic films of the 1930's & '40's,
although, I appreciate cinema from any era, providing it is well
done. In 2002 I saw the film "Amelie" and was smitten with French
cinema. I have watch several French films of the 1930's starring
Jean Gabin, and discovered their charm.
As to food; Any food that is well prepared and not too spicy, I
will enjoy. I am not a picky eater, but prefer barbecued oysters to
The six things I could never do without
How was it decided six things? Why not five or seven?
1) Good Health
2) My Music, Music, & Music
2) Good Food
3) Good Friends
4) Good Films
I spend a lot of time thinking about
About how I will spend my time in retirement. Will I really be able
to retire? I want to be able to do something that will help people
who need help and have no one.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have any routine for Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love to sing, and yodel! My 24 year old son, who is a musician,
isn't too thrilled with the yodeling.
You should message me if
You are a kind, warm, and loving person. If you have a good wit, a
nimble mind, and deep conversation sound like fun.