Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’ve been in San Francisco’s North Beach for more than 20 years. I
love the urban vibe of the city. Here in SF I connect with the
intricate detail of old architecture; appreciate that people are
moving about the downtown streets at any time of the night; adore
the hills with their natural and man-made beauty. I recently walked
from my apartment to the Golden Gate Bridge, and across to Marin
and back. I hadn’t walked the bridge in years, but every part of it
was magical, from the faint vertigo chill in my knees looking
straight down at Fort Point, to the wide swath of the bay area to
the east, and the setting sun behind the headlands west; all part
of my expansive backyard.
That doesn’t mean I’m city bound. One summer in the mid-80s I
became part of a four-man crew on 48-foot commercial fishing boat
long-lining for black cod along a stretch of the Aleutian Islands.
I wanted to visit Alaska and experience life on the sea. Within
days the monotony of work from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week
set in and I longed to get back home (Humboldt State at the time
where I received a degree in Journalism). But when I did I was
really glad to have memory. The next summer I traveled to Europe
for two and a half months. It was good, but I made the mistake of
not sticking around one place long enough to feel a connection.
Much more recently I hiked the national parks of southern Utah, the
Rockies out of a friend’s house in Boulder, and over relatively
fresh land on Hawaii’s Big Island. I love how physical exertion
makes the surroundings even more beautiful. In June I’ll be
visiting my sister in Chesapeake, VA, with a six-day side trip up
to DC. I’m going to stay in a hostel for the traveler’s atmosphere.
I haven’t done that since my 80s Europe trip.
In between all that I found my birth mother in Kansas City. The
reunion after 31 years went so well with her and the rest of her
kids I decided to move there for nearly a year to get to know them
all better. I have a manuscript ready to be published which
chronicles to whole experience. In the meantime I’m completing a
screenplay that’s been a blast to compile.
Financially I am self-sufficient. The majority of my income is from
rental property I own; to maintain health benefits, I’m working
retail. But I’d rather not be doing the retail any longer, which
adds incentive to successful writing. But you know the ol' saying,
don’t quit your day job till you’ve got something better. For me,
that’s the plan.
As part of this summary I can also add that I’m happy,
enthusiastically optimistic, love to laugh and make other too,
passionate in life and love, very comfortable with who I am,
organized (as opposed to what the OKC computer says under the
‘Personality’ tab). I’m great on my own, but sharing magnifies the
In your basket of talent: You’re a woman who is fit, youthful,
attractive, appreciates health, energetic, gregarious, open, quick,
funny, romantic, outgoing. You could be making a boatload of money
or just be doing what you love best.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Other than what’s above, I’m appreciating the earth and my time on
it; doing a lot of biking and hiking, hanging out with friends.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making breakfast and dinner; getting lost in a mutually engaging
conversation; and these days, getting rid of clutter and stuff I
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Most say my youthful appearance and demeanor, and they’re right. I
don’t feel anywhere close to my official age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
BOOKS: Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Lady
Chatterley's Lover, On the Road.
MOVIES: Fearless with Jeff Bridges, Network, almost anything with
William Holden, I'm a guy, so Apocalypse Now, both original and
Redux (I can take either side of this debate).
MUSIC: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, the Beck station on Pandora,
White Stripes, Miles Davis, John Coltrane.
FOOD: Sushi, salmon, really good backyard BBQ with mesquite
charcoal, lots of veggies, throw in an occasional medium-rare
ribeye, and of course a jammy zin goes with everything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Large bodies of water, long hikes away from civilization and the
views that come with them, a candlelit bath, music (streaming and
live), dance floors, love.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately, finding a potential companion (that’s why I’m here).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nothing is typical Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Not ashamed or embarrassed of anything I can think of.
You should message me if
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you want to get a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze, get a drink
at a neighborhood bar, laugh, share some stories, be pleasantly
surprised, grab a bite, paint the town red, go dancing, see a play,
become close friends, become passionate lovers (both even
better)... You get the idea, it’s kind of wide open.
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