I love my life's work! I have a nice little house and I get to play often. I abhor violence and try to work for a just world. I am mindful of living in the present. I get to help others achieve better health without using drugs! Still have my East Coast sensibilities-always an asset, as well as an ever present sense of humor..I have worked to ditch the sarcasm and work on not judging (a work in progress) others. I am emotionally available and do not have much baggage to schlep around.
If you are interested in getting to know more, please send a message, as hitting the 'like' choice keeps me in the dark about you.
What I’m doing with my life
I love to cycle the roads of the East Bay, do several yoga classes a week. Last year I traveled to Guatemala. Lived with a family for two weeks and studied at a language school (April '14). I also got to volunteer in a local health clinic, treating mostly poor Mayan farmers and families in a valley outside the city. Traveling is always high on my to do list. Went to Australia, NZ and Costa Rica in 2013. Lived and worked in Europe for a couple of years. Started SCUBA diving several years ago and love that. Once a week I tutor elementary school kids in reading. Regularly do other volunteer work. News flash! I just adopted a couple of cute kittens (see pix), so if felines are a problem read no more!
I’m really good at
Helping people. I enjoy being a catalyst and hub to assist others.
The first things people usually notice about me
Kind of intense--until I break into a big grin!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
the writings of Naguib Mahfouz, Zeitoun, Americanah, Cutting for Stone, The White Bones, Eckhart Tolle's books, Carter Beats the Devil... Saul Bellows, John Cheevers, Michael Chabon (when I don't need a dictionary to comprehend) the list goes on. The New Yorker is the one magazine I try to get through every week. I succeed about half the time. The Progressive. Old rock, most jazz, some classical,
R and B. Berkeley Rep.,The Aurora Theater's productions. ACT. Punch Line and Cobb's for a chuckle or three....No TV for the past six yrs. I do like some Netflix stuff. NPR is a daily listen, I prefer KALW.
The six things I could never do without
My ability to react. My sense of humor. Realizing that I am one
tiny piece of an infinite Universe (too cerebral?...) My family and
close friends. Clean water. My bicycle (maybe).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When am I going to get to Turkey, dive the coast of Thailand,
travel in South America? Who am I going to have with me on my
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a bite at a local spot. Sometimes, heading to the de Young
for their fun Friday nite happenings. Listening to an A's game on
the radio, if staying home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Great kissing is better than ice cream. No--that's not private, now
You should message me if
You want to continue to experience the world -- with a willing, fit, metro kinda guy. We are at that time of life when you gotta do the things you have always dreamed of but keep putting off until.... That's my agenda and I want someone to share it with!
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