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I am a mixture of laid-back and hard-working, still have kind of a
hippy vibe, enjoy live music, dining out, walking in the woods in
search of elusive owls. Have actually called to owls and been
answered! While my chronological age is 64 (which I can't even
believe!), I am young at heart and many of my friends are younger
than I am. Looking for a partner/friend/lover with a good sense of
humor, commitment to his work, enjoyment of life, good
communication, and hopefully that elusive quality of 'chemistry'
that can't really be explained, only felt.
What I’m doing with my life
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I teach English at a local community college, which can be pretty
intense at times. I have a lot of papers to read and grade. I do,
however, make an effort to balance work with play. I also write
poetry, although not all that prolifically, and I sometimes read my
work at open mikes. I enjoy nature, music, ethnic food of various
types. I love listening to mockingbirds do their improvisational
jazz bird riffs. I go to yoga class once or twice a week. I am
about to try learning to play the ukelele so I can bring a little
Hawaii into my life this winter. And I'm also, as you can see,
continuing to give online dating a try, even though it's been
somewhat of a mixed bag. I guess I would prefer to meet someone in
'real life' rather than on line, but i remain cautiously hopeful
about connecting via this medium.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
working with people of varied backgrounds, finding free or
inexpensive things to do, noticing the beauty in the natural world,
stopping to listen to a great saxophone solo in the T, writing
poetry, pretty good conversationalist. And also some other things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My musical taste leans toward folk/acoustic/americana. Some
favorites include: Emmy Lou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Eilen Jewell,
Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Leonard Cohen, early Bonnie Raitt,
acoustic blues, especially old stuff with double entendres. I am a
long-time member of WUMB radio. I never listen to commercial radio.
I love summer outdoor concerts and attended a bunch this summer,
including Lucinda Williams, Lowell Folk Festival, Salem Jazz
Festival. I read a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry although
during the semester, I mostly only have time to read The New
Yorker. Lately I am focusing on looking for articles about protest
music for a course I am teaching. I'm open to most types of food,
although not a big meat eater. I like films that are a little
off-beat; some favorites include Only Lovers Left Alive, Inside
Llewyn Davis, Harold and Maude. I also enjoy live theater and saw a
wonderful production of Romeo and Juliet this past summer at Pine
Grove Cemetery in Lynn.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why is it always cloudy during lunar eclipses, lyrid meteor
showers, and full moons? Except for the latest harvest supermoon
eclipse, which was fantastic. I toasted the red moon with a glass
of red wine.
What interesting music is around?
Why do I wake up many mornings with Blondie's One Way or Another
stuck in my head?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Some Friday nights I am home relaxing, some others I am out
listening to music or dining out with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am sometimes kind of shy when I meet new people.
OkCupid really reminds me of the song "Gold Mine" by Session
You should message me if
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You are intrigued by what you see in my responses. You live within
a reasonable distance. You are politically left-wing and see the
world in a more global than local way. You enjoy live music. You
are looking for a partner/friend/lover and think you'd enjoy
meeting me. My path in life has not been a straight line, and I
tend to connect best with people who have traveled through some
twists and turns.
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