74Monrovia, United States
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My self-summary
I have occupied my life greatly since I retired from teaching a few
years ago and have had the opportunity to pursue interests that
I love: gardening, travel, golf, photography, reading, cooking, exercising and in general, living a wonderful life in a great neighborhood.
The only thing that is missing is another person to share my life
I taught high school for 36 years in a very good district and still have fond memories but wish to replant those thoughts with what lies ahead.
I have a great sense of humor, lots of intelligence and creativity, keep myself physically fit--I workout daily unless golf, hiking or the like takes its place. I am also a very good cook.
Personally, I am a bit shy at first but otherwise very social and like to mingle with others. I think I have the ability to talk with just about anyone--at truck stops, Montana cowboys, the homeless and even politicians. Well, sometimes I strike out on the latter.
I have excellent communication skills and listen well. I think these are skills important in any relationship.
I can be serious, philosophical but think (not act) like a ten year old at times. It does help to have a youthful outlook!
Literature and my religion--I am Unitarian Universalist--have helped me to develop a spiritual and contemplative side.
What I’m doing with my life
The above answer should help with that.
I’m really good at
Listening, having a balanced life and pursing a lot of interests. I am also really good at know about a lot of things primarily because I read a great deal and also have a background in journalism which promotes the curious nature in me.
I am also good at helping people and have--selectively--given to
the homeless recently and did actually see them buy meals. I suppose this shows I have a compassionate side.
I am also affectionate and caring.
Definitely, I am good at keeping up with news/events and
listen to NPR every day. The NY Times and coffee wake me up
in the morning. Learning more all the time about cooking--the
learning never ends and it should not.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmmm. Probably that I listen and am friendly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS...Well, this is like asking Steven Spielberg if he knows a good film to watch. Well, I hope that didn't sound to arrogant but
I taught literature for years. A starting list would include THE GREAT GATSBY, HUCK FINN, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, MACBETH and of course anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Edward Abbey and William Butler Yeats. Throw in Billy Collins for even more poetry.
MUSIC: Just about anything Irish/Celtic and then Bach and oldies.
FOOD: Not so butter heavy French food and also Italian and Mexican. I also enjoy my own cooking a bake bread during the winter months.
Six things I could never do without
1. Someone significant to share my life with.
2. Coffee and the NY Times/ New Yorker.
3. Fine wine and good food.
4. Friends and conversations.
5. Nature and the natural world.
6. Literature.
6. 1 Pursing creative projects.
6. 2 Photography.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Well, sometimes it is thinking about what I am thinking about. Generally, it is a balance between getting things done and what is introspective, philosophical and spiritual.
On a typical Friday night I am
Since I am retired, Friday is now just like Saturday or Wednesday.
You should message me if think the chemistry might be right and are relatively fit,
active and love to explore the wonderful world around us.
It is also important that you can get along with others, especially me. I am pretty easy going and so that should not be a problem.
The two of us