57Beaverton, United States
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My self-summary
I am happy and in a good spot in my life, except for the one thing... the reason I am doing this online thing.. Yes, I have accumulated most of the things I need, including a house with a nice garden (I am an amateur gardener), a great ol' dog, and a very fun car. I am not materialistic, but if you are in my generation you know its nice to have the things you like. The question is, what would you try to save in a fire? I would save my dog and myself... and you of course, LOL!
What I’m doing with my life
I have great family and friends. I have a good relationship with all of them, including my mother who turned 80 this year. She is doing well and is very active. I have an exellent bunch of friends, people whom I have known a long time and have been very good to me.

I am a teacher, which is an ultimate passion. I love preparing students for their futures, exploring new concepts and procedures with them, while enjoying all the smiles, and of course helping to help with some of their challenges and sadnesses. Kids are so awesome!

In the nicer weather, I go bicycle riding, rafting, hiking, camping, or perhaps a weekend rendevous to the river, the lake, or the ocean...anywhere with water and trees....Oregon is so diverse and fun.I love shooting pool, reading, and watching movies.

And finally, I have been bitten by the travel bug! In recent years I've gone to Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Italy, and San Francisco! And now I have new plans for another trip!
I’m really good at
Being outdoors
Travel plans
And just all-around having FUN in the sun!
The first things people usually notice about me
I have many hats, a big smile, I laugh a lot and I love good humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Latest movies I really enjoyed? 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, and Life of Pi.

Latest book I really enjoyed? The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
Music? My first choice is Classic Rock, but I mostly like everything except the real twangy country, gangster rap and death metal.
TV? Yes, I do own one, sorry haters! I gotta watch movies, my football, Jeopardy, Jon Stewart, and movies. I don't watch much series television, although that is due to not getting hooked on it.

A few music faves...
Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Melissa Ethridge, Lynard Skynard, The Guess Who, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, The Beatles, The Cars, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Sheryl Crow, Older stuff from Jewel, Bad Company, The Eagles, America, Neil Young, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt, Doobie Bros., David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Mozart, Bach, Strauss, Chopin, and the beat goes on....
Food? Thai Food, Vietnamese, Pizza, Mexican, Steak or Prime Rib, Italian, breakfast, PB&Js, and of course, good ol' home cookin'....
Six things I could never do without
My dog, my family and friends, plenty of humor, good music, continual learning, Oregon Duck football, NFL football, teaching, a camera, and hope for our posterity. I know that's more than 6, but I'm not counting, are you?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Pie. I love pie. Seriously, I think about my friends and family, my work, and if you are going to contact me. By the way, its okay to step outside the box and contact us men, we like that more than you know.
On a typical Friday night I am
...sometimes at happy hour with friends, or having a microbrew at a place where there's things like live music and dancing involved, or sometimes I am simply making a delicious dinner, watching a movie, or reading a book...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I enjoy reading great children's novels more often than many books written for adults! SSH! Dont tell anyone, it's s'posed to be private... which brings me to some blatant irony: Many people's answers on this question indicate that they don't want to disclose their private stuff openly here, but when you read their answers to the questions under "The Two of Us" you find out some very personal and private details. It's just a chuckle I get when reading this section.
You should message me if
...you want to laugh.

...and please have at least one recent picture of yourself where I can see your beautiful eyes. Don't get me wrong, I do like those pics of you in sunglasses too, but for now I want to see into your eyes....
The two of us