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.
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.
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.
FILMS: BLADE RUNNER, THE MATRIX, RYAN'S DAUGHTER and recently THE KING'S SPEECH.
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.
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. 1 Pursing creative projects.
6. 2 Photography.
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.