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49 M Seattle, WA

I’m looking for

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  • Ages 30–48
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Graduated from masters program
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Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
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Bob Dylan once sang, "The country I come from is called the Midwest." Definitely me--in my case the St. Louis area, despite having left it many many years ago (like 1980s!). But I've also called Alaska, Chile, Oregon, North Carolina, France, New York, California, Montana, and a few places in between home at various points in my life too. Washington is a place I have come back to frequently--four times now. What else? Curious. Healthy. Fit. Unorthodox. Often-times stubborn, mainly because going against the flow requires a certain amount of stubbornness.
What I’m doing with my life
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Hopefully making a difference one day at a time and being mindful of every moment that I've got. Sometimes this can be a challenge, but the journey is very rewarding. For what it matters, I am now working in public health.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dancing (Afro-Brazilian of late), running, swimming (my new passion), cooking, making connections in far off places with complete strangers, trying things that challenge me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My ears stick out. They come from my grandpa. I like them a lot. And I like to smile when I feel good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Groundhog Day (perfection), Chungking Express (defines cool), The Shawshank Redemption (when I need a pick me up), Casablanca (must I explain), Raiders of the Lost Ark (as a kid I wanted to be like this), Lawrence of Arabia (desert mirage, much more), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (fell hard for this when it came out).
Books: Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft, Life on the Mississippi, Man's Search for Meaning (just read), any good poem that rhymes, and so much more.
Music: Duke Ellington famously said: If it sounds good, it is good. That means I have an incredibly eclectic music collection. By the way, Duke is good. Live music tastes have leaned to Seattle's vibrant west African music scene of late.
Food: Pasta and my brilliant red sauce, a fresh salad with a vinaigrette, and, on occasion, red wine, is one of my favs. Mainly anything wholesome, minimally processed, spicy, and fresh. You won't find junk or processed food in my cupboards or fridge.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My three alarm clocks. My running shoes. My bikes. My passport. My cameras (all of them including my beloved analog Nikons and Leica). My friends. My life story.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How am I living a life that has true meaning and honoring what life truly wants me to do, and am I doing that as if today were the only day I had to do that. It's actually not a complex idea. It's boldly simple. Doing, now that is the hard stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
First and foremost, winding down a long week exercising around Greenlake, or maybe Discovery Park. Then......
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This site isn't private, and I've published this before on my own web site. Some folks are born bastards. Some are adopted. I happened to be that special combo of an adopted bastard. History is filled with this special club's fabulous and infamous exploits.
You should message me if
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You think that people are like onions and are revealed slowly, layer upon layer upon layer. If you enjoy getting muddy while exercising, that's a huge plus. If you're a cowgirl, or think you're a cowgirl, and have a ton of sas, but aren't afraid to take it like you dish it out. And, truth be told, if you can find Moroti and Byron Bay on a map, and have seen a sunrise at Varanasi, and perhaps even have huge brown eyes (it's not required), then we likely will have things to talk about and perhaps laugh about.