Born and raised in Minnesota, I live near Lake Harriet and value
the sense of neighborhood and community here. Home is important to
me and I enjoy intimate gatherings with a small group of close
friends. I take pleasure in running and riding my bicycle. I like
being physically active and I'd love to share this passion with
someone who is also active and finds joy in fresh air and good
clean sweat. Stimulating conversation is something I value a lot in
daily life and believe hearty laugher is one of those things that
makes life worth living.
I've gained a richness from the many intercultural experiences I’ve
had while traveling around the world. I have lived in various place
in the US and spent three years in the early 2000’s living in
Europe. I especially loved the Netherlands for its people and the
slower pace of daily life.
Sure, I have experienced heart ache in my life but I feel
optimistic about love and companionship. I look forward to meeting
someone with whom I can enjoy life and love. And I'm hoping that
person also has that unexplainable chemistry that happens like
magic when you least expect it.
I’d be remiss if I did not mention my little dog. She and I take
longs walks together every day and she surely adds to my sense of
well-being. I am a dog lover through and through.
What I’m doing with my life
For fun, I like to check out new restaurants and eat delightful
food. I also go the movies quite frequently. I strive to be
earth-friendly in all of my daily activities and I donate time and
money to a couple of environmental causes that I believe in. I have
a really great job that I love. I believe I am good at what I do
for work, and while sometimes tiring, my work is rewarding to me. I
try to run a couple of times a week and I go to a Saturday morning
I’m really good at
I've owned a number of fixer-upper houses over the years and have
become quite handy with household chores.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a calm demeanor and a nice smile that most people like.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Racing in the Rain, Einstein: His Life and Universe, and The Nine.
Being There, Uncle Buck, Silver Lining Playbook, Diving Bell and
the Butterfly, Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, and Lars and the
Real Girl. Bob Dylan, U2, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, Mozart,
Eminem, The Roots, Amel Larrieux, and the list goes on.... I enjoy
food of all kinds and really like checking out new restaurants.
The six things I could never do without
Stimulating conversation, the people I am close with, my dog, and a
good night's sleep.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to navigate the new landscape of caring for aging
What happened in our country that caused such polarization and
Where to go on vacation – Hawaii, Palm Springs, Moab…
Staying healthy and fit.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chill out with friends or a lover after a crazy week of work. Maybe
catch a great dinner out or go to a movie.
You should message me if
You are intelligent, love to laugh, and are a true blue liberal. I
am pretty active and would like to meet someone who is active too
-- running, biking, long walks, working out, seeing films, and
going to art exhibits are some of my favorite things.