ME IN A NUTSHELL: I was born and raised in the Midwest. Chicago (translated: down-to-earth). But, I’ve spent time and lived in several places. I think i've been in every state except Alaska– which I’d also love to see, by the way. I’ve traveled to several countries but am equally has happy hanging out at home. My house is really comfortable and Marin is a great place to live.
Growing up, I had a large extended family, but not so much anymore. I am lucky that I still have my dad around. I really love and appreciate family– I have two kids who are without a doubt the high point in my life and reason for my thinning hair– though they’re now teens and one is away at college. For me, family usually includes four-pawed furry friends, a.k.a. Bella my 10 pound attack dog. Also, part-time foster dogs... my daughters passion.
Things I like… the sound and smell of the rain, wind and rustling trees, especially during storms. Swimming. The warmth of sun on a ski chairlift or after a swim. The smell and feel of tropical air and mountain air. Sonoma. The Carribean. Mexico. Mountain scenery and ventures. Chocolate. Good wine. Massage. Architecture. Cooking, especially together. Walks in beautiful places. Old things well-preserved (like me!), especially classic cars, muscle cars and the 1968 Camaro convertible I restored. Hanging out with my son or daughter. Road trips. Overnight getaways. Watching movies (all genres) and occasionally sports. Sensuality. Being out in nature. Biking and boogie boarding. Exploring on the internet. Afternoon naps. Guitars and occasional jams with friends. Working as an art director for the past 30 years. Playing with PhotoShop. Working with my hands or doing projects. Fixing things. Going to a Giants game now and then. Curb Your Enthusiasm and South Park. Live music, especially at smaller venues. And sometimes doing nothing.
Things I’ll like about you. Your femininity, levity, honesty, sensitivity, loyalty, and integrity. The way you take care of yourself and stay in shape. Perhaps your street smarts or creativity. And the way you treat others and treat me. I’ll appreciate your sense of style, the subtle fragrance you wear, your touch and sensuality. How easily you’re moved to laughter (often, by me). I'll even admire your own passions or quirky interests. Your open-minded outlook and empathy towards others. Your appreciation of family and kids. Your easy-going (at least most of the time) nature. And how we are together... our differences and our common bonds.
Your profile and photos will catch my interest. Unless you’re hidden by sunglasses or are the size of a jelly bean in your picture. But, it really comes down to meeting and chemistry. I’ve found emailing to be slow and open to misinterpretation. Phone conversations sometimes build excitement. But we really won’t know until we hang out a bit. So, if you like what you read let me know... I can't read your mind.
Finally, a bit of housekeeping...most of my photos are VERY current– they're the one's where I'm my hair is grayer, and yes, thinner– easy to find! But, to fully appreciate me you must experience the 3-D version. Drop me a note.