Hey, we could have gone biking last weekend -- meandering on the bike path, enjoying the sights and fresh air!
Daily runner, ex-musician (though I still play and sing sometimes), kink-friendly computer scientist and ex-potter (ceramics). Hoping to connect with a woman who likes living slightly outside the box, to share healthy fun activities such as skiing, applesauce-making, singing, road trips, trading backrubs, traveling, attending political rallies, biking, baking, cuddling, making things, or whatever.
I am drawn toward lasting relationships based on shared values and great communication.
I live a healthy lifestyle, with healthy habits, weight and exercise. I prefer home cooked meals, mostly organic and mostly vegetarian (though some fish and chicken), but I am not dogmatic or rigid about it. I don't drink, smoke or watch TV, but I do indulge in dark chocolate. :) I stay fit and you should too -- life is more fun that way.
If you have ever seen a red "MAKE JOBS, NOT WAR" bumper sticker, it originated from me. I have given away over 10,000 of them since I first coined the slogan in 2003 when Bush invaded Iraq and had them manufactured. I care about the world around me, and I strongly support peace, human rights and environmental organizations.
I tend toward intellectual pursuits, tempered by simple practicality and creativity. I have traveled in over twenty countries, and speak some Italian and French.
I also greatly enjoy simple home-oriented activities, such as making pizza with the kids -- including making our own whole wheat crust -- or canning home-made applesauce in the autumn.
I am attachment-oriented. My natural tendency is toward polyfidelity, though I am open to other ideas. I don't believe in the monogamy/non-monogamy dichotomy any more than a gender role dichotomy. I enjoy some kink / BDSM as one aspect of an overall relationship. I can be gentle one moment and rough another, depending on my partner's desires. I have a wide range of appreciation.
If you are non-local but think we have important values in common then I could still probably arrange to meet you sometime for a meal when traveling for work or other reasons.
UPDATE 18-Jun-2017: Had a great month-long trip to Spain with my kids. Although I was working much of the time, it was still fun to be there and wonderful for the kids to have a chance to practice their Spanish in its native setting. Yay!
UPDATE 25-Jan-2017: Amazing Women's March last weekend! So nice to see such a huge turnout, so many smiles, so much creativity in the signs, and so many positive messages. One of my favorites: "Make America Kind Again".
UPDATE 1-Aug-2016: I took the kids to Iceland and England for a month this summer. They loved it! The excuse was to attend my nephew's wedding in England.
I am also told: "You're good at cuddling and giving hugs. You're good at offering a shoulder for a person to lean on."
Food? Simple and healthy. Dark chocolate! Mangos! Fresh bread and salad!
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I'm looking for outdoor activities, trading massages, political events, singing songs . . . or maybe you have an activity to suggest?