Feminism and gay rights = essential - two of my kids are gay, as is my oldest friend; accepting them and other gay people is a must. Two of my children are women, and they have taught me a lot.
I cannot see "Likes," so please write if you are interested. I was a lawyer for many years, a stay-at-home parent for my two daughters for many years, then a lawyer again for a few years.
I have traveled a lot and lived in a large number of places, including Thailand rather briefly. Any John Prine fans out there will appreciate that I have actually lived in Muhlenberg County and know where Paradise lays!
I have worked hard at personal growth, still am doing so. Being present is my only remaining ambition, but being in a caring relationship would be wonderful. Kindness is my religion.
Although I love New Orleans, I would relocate for the right person.
I was at Woodstock, but mine is a sad, sad story of opportunity lost. You might think I made it up!
My blog: ricksnolaview.blogspot.com
Telling stories - I love to write and tell them, and all of my stories are true. I will share them if you ask.
"As a Bokononist, I would happily go anywhere anyone suggested." [from Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]
I was very good at taking care of and nursing my then-wife when she had inflammatory breast cancer in 2000-01.
I like doing dishes & washing clothes. Those tasks feel fulfilling to me.
I am (told I am) a good writer.
Oh, wait, it's probably that I am that rare man on OKCupid who does NOT leap quickly and effortlessly from jeans to tux and back again, whilst living life to the fullest (and taking yoga ... and kayaking ... and taking long walks on the beach)!
Movies: My Life As a Dog, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fight Club, Meet Joe Black, Raggedy Man, Age of Consent (Helen Mirren's first film - with James Mason). Thelma and Louise, Rain (1932, Joan Crawford).
Old rock 'n roll, Delta blues. Since the election, I have been listening - over & over - to Tom Petty sing, (You Don't Have To Live Like a) "Refugee" & several versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Leon Russell is my favorite singer-songwriter, and his concert I attended in Jacksonville in 1973 was the greatest.
Pasta, ice cream, lattes, scallops, shrimp, Key Lime Pie
Query - are Brahms, Beethoven and Bach "world music" or do we only apply that label to 3rd "world" cultures?
Query - is sushi "ethnic food" or do we only apply that label ....?
Actually, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about this; I simply like the quote. I spend a lot of time thinking about whether the Administration of Trump & his evil henchmen will destroy our Republic. I also think a lot about the younger people in our country who may have the trauma of living in an authoritarian state. But, as Tom Petty sang, "I Won't Back Down." Many, many of us have lived thru too much to simply accept that our freedoms will be sacrificed.
Oh, what the heck; I'll play -
I have never kayaked, as everyone else apparently has, although I have canoed amongst smallish gators in the Everglades! But then, I had a little alligator when I was 11; and I have studied them and have seen lots of them since ... and love them, as some people love and admire eagles, elephants, lions and polar bears.
I have had two actual OKCupid nightmares that woke me from a deep sleep: 1. all of the women on OKC who say they are "smart as a whip" appeared together in my dream and had ACTUAL WHIPS inside the little black dresses that everyone loves, and (2) ... oh, I can't tell this one - it was too terrifying!