I have been on a wonderful journey since concluding a long-term relationship as a result of some unresolvable issues. I have met some truly amazing friends along the way and and have a new sense of direction. One of those friends steered me towards the Human Awareness Institue and I'm thrilled to have completed all eight levels of HAI. I am currently in an alternative primary relationship, enjoying and embracing a polyamorous lifestyle.
I'm a native of Berkeley, lived in Carmel during part of my youth and resided in the Bay Area most of my life. I attended local schools thru junior college and enrolled in continuing education courses leading to my forte as a gemologist and appraiser. I have three adult children, none of whom live with me. I owned my own home for twenty years, am fairly mechanicaly minded and pretty handy at home maintenance.
Watashi wa Orufu Mori desu. Hosekiten desu, to judo no shidoen deshita. Dozo yorokshu.
I am easygoing, loving, and a good listener.
Relationships, both long and short term, which even though difficult at times have given me so much to look back on.
Family, although spread out at this point there are grandchildren to adore and a son and daughters to connect with occasionally. My niece is the closest to me distance-wise.
Friends, who give so much meaning to life.
Country, community and opportunity...living in the Bay Area.
Love, loving and being loved. The grandest of all human emotion.
My 'personality traits' based on answers to OKC Match Questions and the OKC computerized algorithm indicate I am 'less well mannered' as compared to the average OkCupid population. My guess is that it comes from my exposure to feminism and not assuming women need or want to be helped unless they ask. I respect that women are equally as intelligent or more so than I am and that they know know their capabilities. For me to disregard this fact and insist on helping when not wanted or needed has been interpreted as condescending and chauvenistic by some of the women I have known. If there is something about my manners that a date or relationship doesn't like, I'm always open to discussing it and I would probably go along with making them feel more comfortable.