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54 F Riner, VA

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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
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Graduated from Ph.D program
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Has kids
Has dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
I enjoy exciting adventures near & far, as well as relaxing time with family and friends. My philosophy: if you look in the eyes of your significant other, and you see yourself shining back as a bright light, adored and appreciated--then keep that fire burning! If you look into his eyes and your self seems to be falling away into a deep hole because he just doesn't get you, doesn't understand what is really important--or worse doesn't care a whole lot because he is too into his own thing to bother---run in the opposite direction! I have loved men very different from myself and found that intriguing and alluring--but I am exhausted trying to make that work! What would it be like to just do things together, to laugh about the same things, to get into the same music so much that you break out in spontaneous dancing....hmmm....what a thought. I'd love to talk into the night about the movie or book or meal or vacation we just shared..a real discussion, not just agreeing, but truly appreciating each others' thoughts and opinions. One image of a beautiful relationship I have always had: to be on the same couch reading different books but just knowing you are so close in heart and mind and body but doing your own thing. Honesty---in the context of deep compassion and love--is so important to me! I love being on my own and even by myself; but lately, I find myself desiring to tell someone what my day has been like, to be nurtured through the end of a tough week, to listen to candid reflections of someone who knows and cares deeply about me. And, I am ready and willing to give all that right back!! Frankly, I am just curious if there is someone out there to with whom I can share my independent self!! Guess we'll see!
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching Sociology on the college level, volunteering with arts & humanitarian organizations, raising (or being raised by!) two teenagers, & trying to keep it all together!
I’m really good at
networking, having fun (dancing, eating out, socializing with friends and new folks, attending festivals/events), teaching...
The first things people usually notice about me
that I am much more fit and have shorter hair than I was two years ago but they always recognize my voice!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Couple of favorite books: Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk, Affrilachia by Frank X Walker

Favorite movies: just about anything (serious or comedy) with Whoopi Goldberg or Denzel Washington, social justice dramas, or for fun, something rich like Monty Python's Life of Brian

Anything from Reggae to funk to excellent rock & roll to Bluegrass--very eclectic

These days I am vegan & gluten free (has worked wonders for me!), but I don't worry what others eat at all. I love good interesting ethnic food of all types, especially Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American
The six things I could never do without
~fun adventures with my kids
~social justice causes I can champion
~learning with others or by myself
~frequent sunny days & stars at night
~frolicking with good friends
~talk radio (NOT the conservative kind!!) or good rowdy music to keep me awake in the car
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to raise money for my local arts center and a school for girls in the Sudan
On a typical Friday night I am
meeting friends for a drink or attending first Friday celebrations in Floyd
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
as much as I miss the very sweet spooning I had for 18 years, I am amazed about how very fine it feels to drop into bed alone late at night (well, alone except for the family critters!)
I’m looking for
  • Straight guys only
  • Ages 42–62
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you are willing to go out to just have fun & get to know each other--no expectations or pressures anytime soon!