I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well, and I often absorb myself in things that interest me. From a very young age, I have always been involved in some form of art, or make whatever I do a form of art in itself, some of it I feel is good, some of it I'm not so pleased with.
Travel: I have traveled some, mostly in country and Islands south, but I have nothing to boast here, nor do I care to. I directed that excessive expense towards the reality of a Conservatory education for my daughter. I'm happy! I feel there is nothing more parentally rewarding than offering this, and I am very happy for the life it has opened to her.
I am sincere and introspective, I know my successes as well as my failures, yet am always optimistic. I spend most of my free time hiking in the mountains alone, early in the morning, enjoying and observing nature, while photographing landscapes that few have ever experienced in person.
I don’t pay attention to sports, other than the Olympics. I know nothing about teams, or when sports seasons start or end. I dislike the commercialism of sports in any form. I prefer sports where one competes against one’s self. I admire climbers on a 300 foot wall of rock, people who bike regularly or long distances, as well as people who survive.
I would like to find someone who can find some interest in my profile, even humor. I am surely not for everyone, but hopefully for someone, and I would like to find that special person. I am not limited to a specific area in this pursuit, but I feel that axis should traverse the Catskill and ADK mountains.
I am clearly an outdoors person, I enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods with someone on a nice afternoon, but I also hike alone, regularly…often carrying a full back pack loaded with photography gear. Down pouring rain is not a reason for me to stay home, it’s a reason to be out in it, as are all extreme conditions. I have also spent many years doing deep forest camping alone in the Adirondacks during off season. I'm a mild survivalist of sorts, who ocean kayaks, canoes, and camps out alone in minimalist style. I have rarely missed a weekend of hiking in the Catskills this past year, and don't plan to change that over this winter. I've become more and more involved in it over the last 40 yeas, and it's probably not going away. It would be nice if you would like to be involved in it as well, but understandably, it takes a little time to become accustomed to this level of exertion. On the other extreme, I love Boston, New York, and small towns in between. I love to explore quaint villages and out of the way places.
I enjoy friends and family too, although my family is small and dispersed. I have a daughter who has always been a very special person in my life, and I support her in any way she needs.
I am optimistic by nature, with a cup that is always overflowing, and known to sometimes make a mess of me during moments of blind hope. I've learned to hold back, but dislike it. I honestly prefer the mess that overly optimistic thinking sometimes brings.
I'm Left handed, Left brained, and flexible enough to enjoy both side of any coin…. I am very concerned about fitness and health, and I am looking for someone of the same thinking. I am 5' 9", currently 156 pounds. I weigh less than I weighed in High School. I know that this isn't possible for everyone, but I'm looking for someone who is at least successful in being fit.
Thank you for reading.
When face to face, I'm also a good and honest communicator, although it takes me awhile to reach a level of comfort sometimes, but not always.
I like most foods, and like to experiment, but day to day I like to eat healthy or not at all. This doesn't mean that I don't seek finer things in dining. Excellent French Cuisine is my favorite, but I also enjoy a list of others. Before I sold my house, I was heavily into smoking (on a grill) and preserving, canning and pickling foods.
You are active outdoors, or enjoy nature.
You wake up early in the morning and want to do something.
You are Creative, or not
Or, you are only some of the above, and are curious enough.