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48 M Berkeley, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 5:01pm
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Atheism, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Traveled (SE Asia, Nepal, India, Morocco, Europe) lived (East Coast, West Coast, MidWest and SoEast US; Barcelona, China, Tokyo). I'm interested in ideas and like to talk about them [bring on the religion and politics!] and food and wine. I want to hear what you're passionate about and why. Not great at chit-chatting and talking for the sake of talking. Silence when you or I don't have anything to say is very fine.
I love the Bay Area's proximity to non-urban areas. I hope you know how lucky we are to live here. Weekends and midweek finds me hiking somewhere. I may also be in the kitchen. I love cooking with wine [a glass of it in my hand, that is]. Some of my 'creations' may not come out as envisioned but it's about the journey, isn't it? In a former life I taught at Cal Sailing. That experience has got me on boats crewing (foredeck and helm) in Lake Michigan, Long Island and in the Mediterranean.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing, editing, volunteering.
I’m really good at
The big picture. Making connections. Being in the moment. Appreciating. Watching clouds. Getting a lot of mileage from a middling joke. Kneading bread and massaging [quite similar actually]. Kissing. I can also work on a car. I can single handedly end-for-end jibe a spinnaker. Dog petting. Getting a decent Texas Tommy out of my dance partner.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I look like G. Stein. Must be the beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Updated all the time. I'm a heavy reader, yet particular about what I read, usually not genre fiction. How something is written is more important than what is written. I'm a slut when it comes to movies, however, and will watch anything I find entertaining. I lovelove dance movies, Strictly Ballroom and Shall We Dance, etc., [The original Japanese version NOT the awful remake w/ JayLo and what's-his-face.]
Javier Bardem in Biutiful (sic) was the best thing I've seen in awhile. I love Italian movies from the 60s. Ever notice how strangely consistent the audio is in those films?? Well . . . FYI, the action was shot on location, but the actors' lines were recorded and dubbed later in the studio!..... Fascinating.
I usually don't read Sci-Fi, but like some of the movies,[Avatar!]. Foreign films Yes!. Music? All over the place, from Gregorian Chants to Radio Tarifa and whatever can get me on the dancefloor. Food? I cook quite a bit. Bread and can curry. I like to read recipes of foods I have no intention of making.
The six things I could never do without
My curiosity. Joie de vivre. Dancing. Dogs. Dancing dogs. Coffee. Zinfandel. Words arranged poetically. Rhythm, NYTs. Goat Cheese. Clouds, Sun, Trees, Mountains, Sea and my Canondale to take me there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend too much time thinking how so few people can fk things up for so many. Yes, I'm talking about YOU, Lord Voldemort and Norman Bates!
On a typical Friday night I am
If its the 2nd Friday of the month, I may join the mayhem and ride in the EastBayBikePartay; other fridays, in descending order of frequency: Crewing on a sailboat at Berkeley Yacht Club. Reading, dancing, night hiking Claremont Canyon. Out on the Berkeley pier watching the dark water.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
With apologies to Donna Haraway and all her companion species, I shamelessly baby talk to dogs.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 35–51
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
Please message especially if you are experienced at couples dancing; you hike strenuously; have a way with dogs; you grew up with a brother. I've found you have some esoteric knowledge about men; I suspect it works the other way too, with men who grew up with sisters like I did. I think the expectations among us who are mixed siblinged (you saw it here first) are slightly more realistic.
Also, I want to say that if I don't respond to your messages, it doesn't mean that I'm rude or that I didn't read your message and give it thought; it means that while I appreciate the contact, I don't think it will be a go.