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My self-summary
I bring laughter, funny stories, romance, passion, great style and conversation to the man who captures my heart. I am a hotel and room service kind of woman, but I also appreciate the rustic things in life, so I'm just as comfortable in a cabin retreat. I am flexible and patient, but I don't suffer fools. I've learned that intelligence is the ability to thrive no matter where my feet are planted.

Life is too short for arguments, but I will stick up for the underdog! An avid reader and world traveler, with friends of all ages around the globe. I meet no strangers and I am open to diverse relationships.

I've lived in large and small cities and towns in the Midwest on the east coast, and in the Pacific Northwest.

Currently, I am semi retired, but work as a consultant in nonprofit capacity building for local and national nonprofits. My work has taken me around the world, but mostly to China since 1995.

I miss being connected with a man in a special way, but I am very happy on my own. I have learned the hard way that it takes a very good man to be better than no man at all. Are you that very good man?!
What I’m doing with my life
My life is fulfilled by great family and friends, acts of faith, and the privilege of working in a great career that helps to make life better for millions by helping a few nonprofits work smarter. I read a lot and stay abreast of current affairs. I also have fun by playing cards (bid whist, spades, hearts) and chess on occasion-used to be a decent player, but haven't played in a very long time. I enjoy friends, travel and great music- live and at home. And I take life as it is...and it is wonderful...not perfect, but joyous; it's about attitude.

As long as I have options and opportunities I am a happy lady. But it would be very nice to share life with a great guy who is a wonderful kisser.
I’m really good at
Finding options and solutions to fix problems; strategic thinking; transforming nonprofit organizations, thinking outside the box; writing; cooking and baking; being a good friend; and maintaining romance and intimacy in a relationship.
The first things people usually notice about me
People say that my smile and laugh are infectious! They also say that I my aura draws people to me, and that I have a great sense of style.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A few of my favorite books include Frank's Women; Temple of My Familiar; Tale of Two Cities; Atlas Shrugged; Mamma Day; The Warmth of Other Suns; Native Son; Witness for the Prosecution:

I LOVE movies of all kinds. A few of them are: Silverado; Shadow Boxer; The Mailman Always Rings Twice; The Excellent Marigold Hotel; The English Patient; Cinema Paradiso and many more...

I am a jazz fan, and just recently discovered jazz vocalist and composer Gregory Porter.

I love excellent, healthy food. Love to cook as well. I have finally learned a balanced approach to food.
Six things I could never do without
I can do without most things if necessary 'cause things don't control my happiness. But I'd rather not do without my faith, family/friends, good music; travel; quiet, books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Getting involved with the gun control movement and how to end bullying in schools. I think about what this next chapter of my life should focus on and realize that embracing life and new things keeps me connected, energetic and eternally youthful in spirit.
On a typical Friday night I am glad it's Friday. I am at dinner with friends, at a movie or sipping on wine at a jazz club or just hanging out at home listening to music or watching TV. Actually, I am trying to get more exercise, so I ride my recumbent bike WHILE watching TV...often, well...sometimes...OK...not as much as I should, but I'm making progress. Honest!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Are you kidding? On a dating site? No way. It's that bad, but feels so good!
You should message me if
You like good laughs, romance, someone with a brain, who speaks her mind, but never diminishes your manhood; who understands the power of surrendering to the man she adores; but NOT if you are under 5'10" with a short man's complex, or over 5' 10" with a short man's complex, are mean spirited, not fun or adventurous, and stuck back in the '70s! And for goodness sake, don't message me if you want to experience some fantasy with a black woman!
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