I am open, honest, have integrity and appreciate the gifts we have been given to share with others. I enjoy a lively conversation that allows two people to stop time in the moment or continue across a lifetime. I can be silly and serious, pragmatic and playful, intrigued and introspective. I have done some internal work, learned enough to know that self-improvement of personal growth is a lifetime experience and hope that a potential partner would appreciate the same.
I am a California native, being raised in the Bay Area, having lived in several states, from Washington to Hawaii and from the state of unconsciousness to the state of self-awareness. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful places to explore in our area and so many introspective paths to learn from. I have also been fortunate to travel abroad, with recent trips to London and Istanbul. My passport is current and I have a long list of destinations that call to me.
I enjoy hikes in the hills, from Pt. Reyes and Muir Woods to Mt. Tam, strolls along the beaches of Monterey or Mendocino, live music (especially jazz and classic rock), along with movies on the big screen and DVDs at home. I like weekend getaways to explore new areas, as well as discovering cuisines at new restaurants. I have been a vegetarian for over half of my life, but I do not impose that upon others.
Relationships are important to me. I value the trust, respect, tenderness, intimacy and passion that can evolve over time with the right spark of chemistry. I am looking for that special someone to explore the many levels of a deepening connection intellectually, emotionally and physically that is wrapped with sweetness. I look forward to exploring more, while all along the way discovering how we each can bring out the best in the other.
Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Grateful Dead (many times), Santana (with the Dead), The Who (with the Dead), Rolling Stones, Eddie Money, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Moody Blues, Lionel Richie,
Sons of Champlin (anybody remember them?), The Eagles with
Jimmy Buffet at Aloha Stadium, Wierd Al Yankovic, Linda Ronstadt,
Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Maceo Parker (James Brown's Sax Player),
Al Jareau, Pat Methany, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner
Poncho Sanchez, Kurt Elling, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea and Return to Forever, The Jazz Crusaders with Joe Sample,
...just to name a few.
For movies, I enjoy classic oldies to new current blockbusters (with some plot!) to indies. I recently saw Lincoln, Hitchcock, Argo, Oz and Olympus Has Fallen, all which should give you an idea of the diverse movies I enjoy. Other favorites include American Beauty, Usual Suspects, Princess Bride, any Bogart or Hitchcock, along with indies like Death at a Funeral (the British version) and Closed Loop . Way too many to list...
For food, I am a vegetarian and have a lot of creative ideas how to make meals special and nutritious.
Water, being on it, by it, drinking it up or swimming in it
To love and be loved
Sleep....eventually, which is why I need morning coffee (oops..that's six plus one more)!