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My self-summary
Thanks for checking-out my profile. Based on my current membership, I can't see who "likes" me, so if you want to meet, please send me a message. I am a successful professional who has recently transitioned out of full-time work. I'm now semi-retired. People who have known me well describe me as smart, funny, a good listener, knowledgeable, a creative thinker, etc. I can be serious, earnest, but generally have a playful approach to life, and see laughter and joking as an essential part of living every day. With more time for pleasant activities, I am doing things that can be thought of as adult “play” every day. I love to try new things, and enjoy having adventures. I’m no mountain climber, but things like hiking a new trail, whale watching, or kayaking through the caves in La Jolla Cove sound interesting and fun to me.

I really enjoy the outdoors, and exercise just about every day, usually by walking or hiking, sometimes by bicycling. I belong to a gym, and have gone from time to time, but I would rather be outside in the sunshine enjoying nature’s beauty. Now that I have more time for fun, I am teaching myself how to draw, thinking about learning to play a musical instrument, taking a yoga class, and plan on spending more time writing. In the past I have written poetry and started a futuristic sci-fi novel, and want to get back to some projects and also start some new ones.

I’m not a sports fan, so if you love Charger or Padres games, or sports bars, then I am not your guy. I do read a lot, history, historical fiction, other good fiction, classics, good books recommended by others. I love live theater and also, of course, dining out, and enjoy many different kinds of food. I also care about politics, and follow the news pretty intensely. I watch very little TV.

I am educated in the helping professions and have worked over the years in many different ways helping people and managing or running organizations involved in making people’s lives better. I’m a licensed psychotherapist and continue to think of myself in that way.
What I’m doing with my life
I have worked in the helping professions, and take my responsibility to make the world a better place--in some small way--seriously. I have worked in mental health and other areas of human services, run programs, and was the CEO of a $10 million organization for 5 years. I'm trained and licensed as a psychotherapist. Now I'm semi-retired and work a few hours a week at a mental health clinic.
I’m really good at
When asked to describe me, people have said I am bright, creative, a good problem-solver, and a good listener. I can tell a good story, and owning a house over the years, have gotten pretty good at do-it-yourself kinds of repairs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think it's my warm, welcoming presence. I am the kind of person who is open to many different kinds of people, and generally am warm and friendly with everyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I’m not into TV, watch very little, but love movies at home or out, walks, hiking, exploring new places, the mountains, and laughter. I’m also not into sports or spending every spare minute at the gym. I enjoy many different types of music, but mostly listen to classic rock and folk. I also enjoy good food, live theater, good cinema including foreign and indie films, politics (left), FaceBook and other computer nonsense, reading history, biography and good fiction.
Six things I could never do without
A computer and other gadgets
Hikes, bicycling and other outdoor exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the world could be better. The fact that life is a mystery and presents us with things that can't be fully understood or figured out. How to do my best, in all the things that might mean, to have the life I want to have, and be able to say in the end, I did, I mean really DID the things that were the most important and meaningful.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually out with friends at a restaurant and/or off to a movie with them, or out for dinner or a walk with a guy friend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There's the part of me that loves adventure, and in just a few days I once went on 9 zip-lines down a mountain, went river-rafting twice, rode a horse through the rain forest, visited a volcano, went for dip in some large natural hot springs, was swimming and snorkeling among tropical fish and other sea creatures and drove a jet ski to a distant destination. Now that was fun!
You should message me if
I’m looking for a petite, attractive, intelligent, down-to-earth woman who finds pleasure in wearing a dress or skirt at least occasionally, but is just as comfortable in jeans. I’m enjoying meeting people, am open to new friends, but long-term is an option if the right special lady comes along. I’m hoping to meet someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously, understands that life is a mystery, and sometimes just laughs at how absurd it can be. If you find me interesting, and we seem to have some things in common, then message me and we’ll start to get to know each other. Based on the kind of account I have, I can't see "likes", so if you are interested, please send me a message. I am only interested in people in the San Diego area. I'm not into the long-distance thing, so if you live out of the area or in a foreign country, please don't bother "liking" or messaging me.
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