I would like to meet a kind, happy and interesting person who is looking for a bright, compassionate, interesting person who has lived a good life and has a wealth of memories to be shared; someone who wants to discuss world events and continue to learn and participate in some of life's pleasures.
Family is important to me. I grew up in the midwest, in a large family -- mostly functional, really. Tolerance is important, as is compassion and understanding.
I love to travel -- not for the "been there, done that" factor -- I travel to learn (about myself and others), to exerience that which is different from my small world, and to piece together the small bits of history and the arts that I have read or heard about through the years. And at other times, I just want to veg out in a lovely place, be it near water or in the mountains. Although I've been to much of Western Europe, Canada, spent time in New Zealand and Nepal, travelled a month in Eastern Europe, and just returned from trips to the Panama Canal and around Cape Horn (enjoying both Chile's and Argentina's Patagonia regions), there are so many more places to be discovered. I want to continue to travel -- with someone who shares this approach to travel and life, it would be so much more enjoyable.
Reading, music, news and movies are daily staples in my life. The arts, gardening, helping out those in need and supporting my friends also fill my week.
I am a great aunt. I am a dog lover.
I enjoy the outdoors and exercise. I live a healthy life, which includes wine and chocolate. I cook. I laugh. I play gin rummy, Tripoly and Bananagrams. I knit some. I watch news, enjoy The Daily Show and Colbert, tune into Grimm and Revenge. I am being reintroduced to golf and college football holds my attention.