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 is adventurous and likes living slightly outside the box, to share healthy fun activities such as skiing, applesauce-making, singing, going on road trips, trading backrubs, traveling, attending political rallies, biking, baking, cuddling, creating, 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 take care of my body and you should too.
If you have ever seen a red "MAKE JOBS, NOT WAR" bumper sticker, it came from me. I have given away over 10,000 of them since Bush invaded Iraq in 2003. 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 enjoy some kink / BDSM as one aspect of an overall relationship. I can be gentle one moment and rough another, depending on the situation. 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 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 message. 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.
A friend also adds: "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!
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I'd like to find a good friend (or more!) to ski, bike . . . or maybe you have an outdoor activity you would like to suggest? It would also be fun to go to a peace rally or political action with you, or spend the evening singing songs and drinking tea or hot cocoa, or make dinner and play a game with the kids, or who knows what.