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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 34-55
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 1:04am
6' 2" (1.88m)
Body Type
Not at all
Dropped out of University
Has kid(s) and doesn’t want more
Has dogs
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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"You hope that you can be alive, that things will happen to you that you’ll actually witness, that you’ll participate in. Rather than life just rolling over you..." I like this quote so much, I used it in a wedding ceremony that I officiated at.
What I’m doing with my life
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One kid finished with college and on his own, another just graduated and on her own. Three years out of a 5-year relationship, haven't found a strong connection since then. Coming towards the end of a long career that started when I was 22, and wanting to try something totally different...not sure what quite yet, just different. I'll have the financial flexibility to try things out and not worry about what it pays, so pretty excited about that. In the meantime, I'm kayaking, snowboarding, hiking and snowshoeing, travelling, reading...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching people how to do things. Planning cool vacations.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm pretty tall, so that would probably be literally the first thing. I seem to be pretty approachable because strangers seem to gravitate to me for directions, etc.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I generally hate TV but loved Freaks and Geeks, Dead Like Me, Dexter, House of Cards, Jon Stewart, Colbert, The Simpsons and Gilligan's Island reruns. I love the spoken word: The Moth, Radiolab, This American Life, Car Talk, podcasts. I love New York, rafting the Grand Canyon (have rowed a raft down the Colorado twice), Kauai, deserts, the Amazon, mountains, rivers and Lopez Island. The best music to me, is one of my friends playing a guitar and singing under the stars at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but I also enthusiastically subscribe to the Seattle Opera and can appreciate everything from Marilyn Manson to Willie Nelson. I love food. Asian is my favorite and I am always scouring SE Portland looking for hidden gems. I read mostly non-fiction, but really like Stephen King, Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby, Tolkien (didn't care for movie versions), David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell and Ray Bradbury (Fall is coming, and he's my favorite October author), some Dickens, Harper Lee of course. I've tried to like Russian authors, but they are just too grim - no wonder they drink a lot over there. I do have a dual-sport motorcycle I bought this year and have been having fun exploring and camping some cool back-roads and trails, but I am generally more of a human-powered recreationalist: kayaks, rafts, snowshoes, snowboard, hiking boots.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sleep. I think it's the key to mental and physical health.
My grown kids, I'm really proud of them.
My dog. She's a lot of fun and we're very tight.
My devoted, funny, diverse bunch of friends.
A sense of purpose.
I would hate it if I was paralyzed, so I'm very grateful for working arms and legs.

Here are four things I COULD do without:

Melissa Etheridge
Hearing the song "Hotel California" one. more. time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I watched a documentary about Stephen Hawking and he asked, "Why can we remember the past, but we can't remember the future?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working. I have a bizarre schedule, but it provides tons of entertainment and good stories.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The most private thing I'm willing to tell the world is: one of my toenails has been growing sideways for many years. I keep thinking it will straighten out, but it never does.
You should message me if
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You feel younger than you are, could imagine floating through the Grand Canyon for 3-weeks, are curious, adventurous, kind, cynical in a healthy way, generous, helpful, funny, not easily offended, can be sarcastic but not mean, don't drink to excess, does not do drugs other than maybe the occasional puff of marijuana. Must like dogs and be a pretty good driver (yes, there is a reason for that one). I seem to relate best to women who have successfully raised children and please don't have crazy, stressful family issues. Interesting noses are a plus but not required.