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My self-summary
I am still a seeker. Seeking wisdom and a greater understanding of this world and us humans that dwell here. I love many things, am an adventurer, and spontaneous. I love trying new things and sharing some favorites with someone new. And venturing out to the great unknown with another is fabulous fun. It is difficult to describe oneself in a paragraph or twelve, but I will openly and honestly answer most if not all questions.

Me? I don't care too much about the looks. I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want someone who sometimes makes me go ouch due to their wit and evil sense of humor. And challenge me with her intellect, and make me realize how smart she is. I want someone that I can reach out and touch randomly. I want someone I can cuddle with. I decided this along with my view and approach to matters physical. all means that I am sapiosexual.
What I’m doing with my life
My life has changed dramatically over the past few years. There are many different aspects now then there were before. I feel like a clean slate these days. I can still become whatever I wish, and am enjoying the adventure of having let go of all those things I thought were security only to find out they were albatross.

I am new to the Portland area as far as living here. I know the area and surrounding area pretty well, but not the nuance and vibe of neighborhoods and all that Portland has to offer.

I am venturing to trying new things and enhancing old favorite things....hiking is new, kayaking (I own two that need to see more water) small venue live music, small venue community theater, random road trips and garage sale outings......the hot springs (I have never been to any in Oregon)

I have an unencumbered life for the most part.......not a lot of money, and NO debt.........I recently did a 3800 mile road trip to Phoenix to visit my Sister.......fabulous with an auspicious start.... a funny story.
I’m really good at
I am really good at conversation and communication. If you don't talk much no worries, I will tickle it out of you. I am also great at road trips. No destination and no time line, just hop in the car or on the bike and see where we end up. Pack light and be ready to call in sick Monday morning, lol.
I am also good at making up words, changing usage, and using too many words to convey a thought or idea and let a sentence run on way too long talking gibberish as I am not really shy but use a lot of words sometimes to cover up a bit of shyness.......whew.....

Just breathe........I am learning to do that, and meditate and yoga.....and feel like I am becoming a sheeple at times.....but do stuff because I want to, not because everyone else is.....
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes and my smile, or maybe that I'm standing there gaping at something off in the distance, see it? Over there.............
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are so many great books and movies I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite any thing. I love James Lee Burke, especially on Audio CD with Will Patton reading, fabulous. "Life as a House" is one favorite movie. Watch it and try not to cry. There are just so many good books, I have been reading spiritual as well as understanding the human struggle, I don't even know the books I want to read yet.
I constantly listen to books when I drive.
Six things I could never do without
My reading glasses (getting old sucks) how do we make it stop?
The ocean and beaches
My sons
My Sisters
A great blues riff
Crossword Puzzles (in ink)
My air guitar
My real guitar
Water pick
Full moons
A car for road trips
My tools
My tool
A woman that likes tools
Sarcastic, yet playful non-hurtful banter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I have searched for the words to describe what exactly I seek, and how I will know you when we meet. I think it goes so far beyond explainable, yet I can picture it in my head.
The other day I was driving across a bridge by Astoria. The shoulder was very narrow. There were two bicyclists riding the same direction as I. I passed the first rider, a woman, as I approached the second (a man) I noticed an object lying in the bike lane. It wasn't remarkable, but posed a possible hazard. I watched the man turn and look back at the woman and the object and I could see the concern on his face. It was a look of deep love. He was more concerned with her safety than his own. I don't quite know how to tell you I knew it was love and concern, but I recognized it absolutely. THAT, is what I seek. To Love, and trust outside and above my own self. It is more that I am longing to learn to be more selfless and giving so that I am capable of that "Bike rider moment".

It has been suggested to me that the last paragraph makes it sound as if I am seeking "THE ONE" I guess in a round about way that is true, but I am not looking for "THE ONE" or my "SOUL MATE" I am looking for good open minded people to spend a bit of time with. To be challenged, motivated, inspired. The other stuff will just happen when we least expect it to, or when we quit looking for IT. Hope that makes sense?????????

It gets described many different ways on this and other sites. "My best friend, my soul mate, the Love of my life......etc......" But words can not aptly paint the picture, it is so much more.
The trust aspect is not about being told the truth, or not being lied to, it is about trusting that one can be vulnerable. Vulnerable to feel, and reveal yourself to the other and knowing that you will not be judged and that ones quirks, and oddities will be treated as sacrosanct. We will not try to change each other, but to inspire each other to be more. We will not argue, but we will never shy away from debate or allowing that we have differing views, because we will honor our differences as much as we celebrate our similarities.
I am still searching for the words............I am still searching for the selflessness that comes from trusting vulnerability.
On a typical Friday night I am
There are no typical nights in my life...

Or, they are all a-typical.....

I don't know, I can be quite boring at times.......
This is where YOU come in......
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I knit hats. I can be a manly man, and a voracious lover. I can also be moved to tears by things like talking about my Father, certain movies, even inane things such as commercials. You will embrace both ends of that spectrum, (if that makes sense?). It bothers me that too many people read this question wrong. It isn't asking you to reveal your most private things, it's asking, what is the most private thing you're WILLING to admit here. It can be as inane as knitting hats...........saying "not here", or "you have to ask in person" is an improper response to this question.
You should message me if
You like interesting spirited conversation and adventure.
You like weird people, this is how I identify http://elitedaily.com/dating/find-yourself-a-weirdo/1052393/
It is worth the admission
You have something different to bring to the table.
(this is harder than it seems it should be to find)
You like tools
You are easily amused
You are amusing
You think you can challenge or shock me (that is a challenge)
You want to know more
You would like to go dancing
You would like to go to the theater
You just want to
Then listen to "Not Alright by Me" and "No Body Told Me"
The two of us