I am artistic and creative . I delight in travel, sing and play music, write poetry and stories. Nature inspires me, and every week I walk by a spring-fed lake and watch the changing seasons in the surrounding woods. My interests are myriad, history, military and current events, nature, ecology, health, fitness. I value integrity and compassion, and want to share the pleasures and adventures of life with a thoughtful, loving and intelligent man.
What I’m doing with my life
In the past few years I've traveled to many countries, including Finland, Ireland, France, Italy, India and Nepal. In 2012 I hiked in southern Scotland from Melrose to the island of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, about 62 miles. It was thrilling to walk across the sands at low tide to the island. In 2014 I traveled to Turkey and Greece, browsed in the crowded bazaars, marveled at the rock formations in Cappadocia, and the rugged, beautiful southern hills.
I do freelance artwork, and teach calligraphy and illumination. Enjoy festivals and art shows and concerts. I like to walk at parks and nature centers.
I’m really good at
Being artistic and musical. Making friends. Giving parties. Teaching and learning.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and blue eyes, and my voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've read all the Harry Potter books, and Lord of the Rings, and books of military and world history, nature and ecology, science fiction of Lois McMaster Bujold, mysteries of Ellis Peters and Phillip Craig, books by C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, Wendell Berry and Silas House. Most recently read: "All the Light We Cannot See", "A Year in Provence", "The Gift", joyous poetry of Hafiz.
Some favorite movies: "Lord of the Rings", "Shrek", "Master and Commander", "The Pianist", "March of the Penguins", "Avatar", "Spirited Away", "The Woman in Gold", "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "The Martian".
Like most music, especially classical, folk, bluegrass, 60's rock, some jazz, and opera.
Enjoy most cuisines, and like Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai, seafood, organic.
The six things I could never do without