I have had and continue to have a very interesting life. I learned to fly airplanes while I was in high school. I went on to a 20 year career in the airline industry. I was a flight attendant for 16 years for a major airline starting in 1972. The traveling had a significant influence on me. I have visited many of the great cities and museums in Canada, United States and Mexico. I have been to such dire places as Haiti and unfortunately I have been involved in the repatriation of boat people. This causes me to often reflect on the best and worst of our common humanity.
In 1976 I designed and built a solar home on Cape Cod, which incorporated many unusual features.
I have lived and worked in Honduras in the sustained yield hardwood industry.
I have done stints at 2 affiliates of NPR, Hawaii and Nevada Public Radio where I was announcer.
Fine art large format black and white photography was one of my more creative outlets. I wrote and had published a article on darkroom equipment in a preeminent photography journal. My photos have been exhibited.
I never had any children; however I did spend considerable time with my nieces. I have learned the ways, thinking and unconditional love of young children. I now have a renewed appreciation for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; which are better than Paxil. I have also discovered that it is OK to become a marshmallow; but don't get to close to the campfire. Furthermore it has rekindled how important it is to place others ahead of oneself to really know happiness and contentment. Contentment and fulfillment can not be obtained by what is advertised in the margins of The New York Times.
What I am looking for: I have no set parameters, yes there must be mutual attraction, physical and emotional qualities. What comes after that is of the most importance, discovering the unique qualities that keep the relationship on a continuing process of growth, acceptance, understanding, excitement and love. I believe that the path to passion is paved with laughter. At this stage of my life this could or should be the last waltz or tango, so I promise, I will do my best not to step on your toes. It would be wonderful to start each day telling that special someone, how beautiful she is, how much you love her, how she has made your life better and how you can't live well without her. Then go out and do those things that must be done to confirm what has been said.
I have spent nearly half a lifetime pouring over maps; traveling to many distant destinations; but I still need directions to that "right" woman's heart and soul.
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When I turn on to a highway with a Burma Shave sign it is confirmation I have chosen the proper highway and course. With expectations for the hand of Divine Providence insuring that I run out gas at the predestine place. As I travel across this country my fervent wish is that the beauty that I observe would find its way in to the hearts' of those that are trying to divide us as a nation. I enjoy turning wrenches as much as to navigating the twisting and winding blue highways. I am not into sports, I have difficulty comprehending as to why grown men get so excited and still being non participatory over a childish game.
I like movies that are from plays of Bud Schulberg, Tennessee Williams, William Inge and John Steinbeck, Larry McCurtry and Graham Greene. I like films directed by Elia Kazan, John Houston, John Sayles, Werner Herzog, Errol Morrris and many others. I like edgy actors such as Klaus Kinski, Christopher Walkins and Steve Buscemi. Music: Classical, Blues, R and B, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Rooselvelt Sykes, Wilson Picket, Big Maybelle, Koko Taylor, The Stones.
Books by Norm Chomsky, Morris Berman, David Stockmen, Demrti Orlav, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges, Kevin Philips, John Pilger, Greg Palast, Amy Goodman, Tariq Ali, Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Richard Brautigan and Harpers Magazine. Ect. The kind of stuff that can get you in trouble.
I am what you call a foodie, in particular seafood and Italian are my favorites. I'm currently trying to be more of vegetarian. I do have a fondness for raw milk.