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i_am_cottrell

65 M Albuquerque, NM

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–59
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:18am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Retired
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm definitely far left, and if I have a church, it is the wilderness or the stars. If you are a church-going person, we would never relate in that area of life.

I do some art photography, read a fair amount, am attracted to intelligent women with a good sense of humor. Me, I am fit and slender. I cycle on the river trail regularly or take walks on the nearby acequia. I frequently go on a little hike on weekends with some close friends, usually into badlands wilderness.

I enjoy some silliness and crazy fun...love a good bottle of red.

I have a son who is long since grown up and on his own, a great guy.
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to be real, live my life, and express my true feelings about all that there is. I read a lot, enjoy photography, cycling on the river trail, hikes in the wilderness (usually badlands), movies (espec. indies, edgy stuff, foreign).

My dog Sully just turned two.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Analytical thinking, photography, free-style maniacal dancing with the right vibes. My college degrees are in math and economics, but have also taken several fine arts classes in photography.

I have lived abroad for a couple years when young, including the Philippines, Pakistan, Mauritius, and Newfoundland. I am good at relating to people from other cultures because I find it refreshing. I hate the idea of "American exceptionalism," which is really chauvinism that gets us into all kinds of trouble.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Good hair?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books: Marguerite Duras (I've read all of them), Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy (all), Hermann Hesse (all), Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Conrad, Guy de Maupassant, Heinrich Boll's "The Clown", Melville's short stories, Camus, Voltaire's Candide, various Faulkner - especially "As I Lay Dying", The History of Love (a novel), JMG Le Clezio, The Quiet American and A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Green...and more recently, some biographies: I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen; The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell; The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom); Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science). Most recently: Paul Tillich's "Dynamics of Faith."

movies: Anything by Akira Kurosawa, Altman's "Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean", Bergman, Repo Man, sometimes weird French movies that leave you hanged in existential space....Lynch's Eraserhead.

music: jazz (especially Monk and Mingus and Brubeck) some blues, piano solos (jazz or classical), old rock (I admit that I was at the Fillmore during the Summer of Love in SF '67, but had never smoked pot), reggae, non-symphonic classical including Baroque. Some Charles Ives songs and his The Unanswered Question. My favorites lately have been Jethro Tull (40th Anniversary Ed. of Thick as a Brick...love it!), Leonard Cohen (various), and Joni Mitchell, and some other esoteric stuff, one of which mixes banjo and bass and tabla, which I find quite interesting...give me more! I love some classic Dylan, but not so much into his stuff in the last couple decades or so. I finally went to a Dylan concert last year, my first one! It was really fun, but his voice was completely shot...I couldn't even recognize the lyrics of songs I knew..giving him leeway on modifications to the arrangement.

food: Thai, Indian, New Mexican, Mexican, Greek, Italian, mashed spuds with tarragon, pizzas (usually veg), garlic pasta, limas with garlic sauteed in olive oil and crushed red chile on basmati rice...bring it on! [If your partner eats the same meal, you won't notice the head of garlic you each ate!] One favorite plate I fix is: baked potato, sauteed shallot onions in olive oil, mixed Chinese vegetables cooked in a wok in peanut oil, salmon filet cooked in the shallots, and drizzle the slallots and oil over the spud. I love great food. I can be thrilled with a baked spud with plenty of butter and dried chives and salt and pepper. What could be easier?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Thunderstorms, sunlight, spicy food, wide open spaces, close friends, an intimate woman...well, the latter has been scarce lately.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Cosmology, quantum weirdness, action at a distance, time, subjective/objective, what is consciousness, should I be here on this site, religion as an artifact of pre-consciousness, how nationalism is like American football, how the U.S. only promotes democracy when it serves our capitalist interests, how stupid Americans are when you think that about half of them (I can't bring myself to say "us") don't believe in evolution (the foundation of modern biology)....and so it goes...how I miss having an intimate relationship.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, Friday night is not that different from any other night since I am retired.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Oxymoron. Okay, I will say that Billy the Kid is a hero of mine. Just "kidding"...or not.
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