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My self-summary
Hello, I have lived in Saint Louis Metro all of my life. I have friends and family in Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany and France. Divorced 23 years ago. Worked in wine and food business 45 years. Retired. Semiretired working as chef's assistant and steward. Learning, reading, gardening, cooking, renovating, member of dining/cooking activities group. Five brothers and three sisters, two married daughters, seven grandchildren. I live alone. Happy and would enjoy sharing my happiness, joy, knowledge, pleasures, affection.

I am sanguine, considerate, and illuminating
What I’m doing with my life
Learning, laughing, reading, gardening, sharing with friends, family and new acquaintances.
I’m really good at
Being and staying ALIVE and listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my confidence, my vocabulary and how much I share wonderful dark chocolates and interesting wines.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Wind in the Willows, The Odyssey, Parfum, Poetry of Billy Collins, Pablo Neruda, Emily Dickinson, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, T.S. Eliot, Mary Jo Bang and more.

Movies: Volver; El Cid; Amelie; Babette's Feast; Fargo; Woodstock; The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover; El Postino; Frida; Under the Yum Yum Tree; Edward Scissorshand; The Wings of Desire; Silence of the lambs; Green Card; Paris Texas; Mrs. Henderson Presents; The Crimson Pirate and many others.

Music: Almost anything with passion and feeling. I was the producer and on the air dj for Pipeline, the alternative music program on KWMU Public Radio in Saint Louis. The Rollingstones, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Natalie Merchant, The Beatles, Radiohead, Miles Davis, Beethoven, Chet Baker, Ultravox, Mozart, Neil Young, Misia', Vas, Bob Dylan, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gotan Project, Bruce Cockburn, Jefferson Airplane, The Clash, Gipsy Kings, Dick Dale, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Lucinda Williams, The Kinks, Ray Davies, Ultravox, Rovy Music, The Cure and oh so many/much more. Care to listen with me?
Six things I could never do without
Life, family, chocolate, wonderful companions and conversation, my cherry-wood cooking utensils and the melodic laughter of windchimes and sunlight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, love, the universe and everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am.
You should message me if
If you find wit, intelligence, charm, and grace to be uncut diamonds. Or if you remember 'Pipeline' just wave or dance in the dark for as long as you can. Also under "I'm looking for" the use of "girls" is a bit problematic, I would suggest women or females, oh well.
The two of us