Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to live life with a little intensity and purpose and to
spend time with people who are positive and intelligent; but don't
we all? I live a pretty international existence, full of its
challenges. Born in New England, I've lived and worked in five
countries, speak three languages, and long to see and learn much
more about the larger world before my life is over. I'm tenacious
and stand up for what I believe. Spent most of the last 23 years
working and living in Manhattan and London. Feel very much like a
transplanted New Yorker/Londoner living on the banks of the
Connecticut River....the city and Europe often pull me back. Life's
a little too quiet here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I run a small book publishing company, love to cook, garden, focus
on nature, and take on new projects. Books, reading, and
writing--all part of my business life--are also at the center of my
personal life, along with music, art, antiques, friends, food,
wine, and my lovely old house. Have written four books ranging in
subject from art, wine, to American Civil War history. I live and
work in an old house built in 1693 ( there's a second one which was
attached as an extension built in 1710); it's cozy and romantic.
It's become an impromptu meeting place for friends in the few years
I've owned it. On a cold day with the fireplace blazing, it's great
to see this house filled with people and good conversation as I
like to imagine it probably has been for hundreds of years.
It's a bit daunting but I'm lucky to have the chance to start anew
after one of the great marriages. I've learned that a sense of
humor and an open heart and mind are the most important things one
can embrace in life. I'm ready for a new life, would love to make
some new friends, find a great companion and maybe a loving man
with whom I can take on the world again. My heart tells me that if
it happened once, the chances are it'll come my way again.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Turning chaos into order; gardening, cooking; writing (published
author/writer; run a small academic publishing company);
problem-solving; coming up with ideas and putting them into action;
entertaining; making people laugh and comforting them; listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My warmth, affection, generosity, directness, energy and drive,
sense of humor, positiveness, huge lust for life, and probably my
hair and eyes. I'm romantic, like to help, have a huge imagination,
and always sing when I'm happy. Get on the wrong side of me and I'm
a terror, but only very briefly. (Yeah, I know myself pretty well).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Impossible questions to answer!!!!! Just too many things to list to
even begin. But, must confess, I am an opera junkie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
friendship, affection, hot baths (I love to be surrounded by water:
rain, sea, shower, lake, but really happiest when I'm out sailing;
I do my best thinking in or near water), music, champagne,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the next chapter of my life and when my bloody delinquent authors
are going to deliver their manuscripts!!!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
cooking up a storm; watching Bill Maher's Real Time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It wouldn't be private then would it?
You should message me if
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you are intelligent, creative, possess a sense of humor, are
educated (that includes life experience...most important
education), like an adventure, think the brain/mind is the sexiest
part of the human body.
Who are you looking for?
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