I guess I lead a life reminiscent of Indiana Jones: an academic who teaches at home and encounters adventures working in remote places. I have seen the unusual, the exotic, and the unexplored. I have an unparalleled enthusiasm for life and appreciation for humanity. I see things through a wide lens and the result is evident in my values, zest for living, and deep appreciation of people. I love the adventure that is my life.
I am a dichotomy...an extroverted introvert. A complicated open book. I enjoy the time I spend with friends; and I temper that with "me-time" introspection and self-reflection. I love being active outdoors, enjoying the wildness of the world and the sensuality of adventure. I am a free-spirit, with an open mind and a fun-loving attitude. My friends describe me as caring, intelligent, honest, passionate, and joyful.
Nothing can surpass the education of life. I have learned to take what might seem like insurmountable stumbling blocks to others and have turned them over into stepping stones to greater opportunities.
I value quietly sharing a friend's company alone as much as I enjoy sharing the fun and excitement of a good day in the mountains or an unexpected adventure. I especially love sharing the exploration of new places and wild spaces. I treasure open conversations, especially those that challenge me to be truly present or to question my assumptions. I am a good listener and in return I am an open book with my own thoughts and feelings. I am also a man who endeavors to navigate his intimate relationships with a romantic heart, a caring soul, and a loving nature. Life is really good, and it is always better sharing it with someone.