Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My friends describe me as active, engaged, caring, optimistic, and
always there for them. I am warm, compassionate, and a hopeless
romantic. Activities I enjoy include going out to dinner, quiet
evenings at home with someone special, live theater, movies,
photography, reading, traveling and sight-seeing, especially
exploring new places ranging from cities to wilderness. I also
enjoy walks in the woods, river rafting, and kayaking. I love
waterfalls and sunsets. The proverbial walk on the beach at sunset
doesn’t sound too bad either.
I'm a progressive from the '60s, now into my own 60s, but hanging
on to values of yesteryear. I’m still marching, e-mailing, and
trying to set things right (left). I expect to continue to be
active (politically and in all aspects of life) for a long time. My
mother lived to be 97 and like her I look at least 10 years younger
than my actual age and expect to live another 30 years or so.
I've been divorced for several years and am ready to meet new
people, make new friends, and hopefully enjoy a new longterm,
relationship. I hope to meet someone who is gentle, kind, loving,
shares some of my interests, has a good sense of humor, and a love
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm retired after enjoying a career as a children’s librarian and
still substitute in the libraries as needed. This gives me an
opportunity do things I enjoy and still keep active in my
profession. Since retiring, I have traveled a bit, done some
photography, and worked on my vegetable garden. My travels have
ranged as far west as California and as far east as Turkey.
Watching the sunrise over Cappadocia, Turkey from a hot air balloon
was absolutely amazing!
I have also done some volunteer work on political campaigns and on
issues (peace, environment, gay marriage, etc.), and hope to do
more. I go to the gym a few times a week for exercise, and would
like to get there more often. Meanwhile...I'm hoping to try a
number of new things over the next 30 or so years - - any
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeking new adventures, listening, and helping when someone needs
help. Long term friendships -- I have friends from childhood,
college, grad school, and various places I have lived over the
years. I'm also good at cooking and photography.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not sure. Tell me what you notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read a mix of non-fiction and fiction for adults and children -
favorites change as I read new books. As a children's librarian I
have read thousands of children's books and have too many favorites
to list here.
I enjoy movies but don't see as many as I would like. A new
favorite is Chasing Ice in part for how well it depicts the the
issue of global warming but equally for the amazing photography.
Some old favorites are Singin' In The Rain, Wizard of Oz, an old
black and white version of A Christmas Carol, and Inherit the Wind.
More recent movies -- Lincoln, Milk, Good Night and Good Luck,
Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech, Iron Lady, Les Miserables,
Philomena, and more. Theater/musicals La Cage Aux Folles, Fiddler
On The Roof, Sound Of Music, Book of Mormon...
Music -- Folk (American, Irish, Other) especially 1960s protest
songs, Classical, Beatles, Tom Lehrer, and almost anything that is
not too loud. I'm always happy to listen to something new (to
I like a variety of foods -- Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Mexican,
fruit, veggies, and chocolate. As of 2011 I am a vegetarian, so far
I'm doing well. I'll try most things that are not too spicy. I'm
non judgmental and don't expect you to be vegetarian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Travel with my camera
Communications devices -- telephone and computer
Many years ago when I was river rafting and camping I realized that
luxury was a latrine that was not a long walk from the campsite and
necessity was a warm sweater on a cold night.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about my son in Colorado and my 3 honorary grandchildren
who live in California. I still think about possibility of a new
longterm relationship which will include both love and fun-filled
adventures. The environment. Things that are happening in the world
and being concerned about the direction in which our country is
moving especially the current crop of Republicans.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No typical Friday night - it varies from week to week. Sometimes
I'm out with friends -- dinner, theater, movie, whatever. Other
times I'm at the gym or at home, talking with friends, curling up
with a good book, using my computer, or watching television.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ask me and I might tell you when I get to know you.
You should message me if
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You are a warm, caring, honest, compassionate, intelligent man who
is also a good listener and has a good sense of humor. You want a
combination of quiet times together, travel, fun, and maybe
adventure. My profile appeals to you. You would like to talk and
explore the possibility of meeting.
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