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My self-summary
First, I must mention that I rarely message women first because I assume that my message is going to be lost among the hundreds that you receive. So if you are interested, please message me.

As times have changed, so must I. For a year, I have been a man in transition. Overcoming serious health issues provides perspective and will change a man. I guess I could sum up my new approach to life as focusing more upon what is real and meaningful.

Today I am focusing more upon nature, down-to-Earth pursuits, and far less upon the glitter storm of social parties. I hope to create and nurture more meaningful friendships/relationships, while allowing the hundreds of acquaintances to forget me.

I also seek to drastically reduce my time spent online, and more time on physical, real world pursuits and face-to-face interaction. Facebook and Okcupid will simply be tools I use to setup face-to-face connection, not a replacement for it.

If any of this really resonates with you, maybe you should contact me.
What I’m doing with my life
I do my best to live life in an kind, compassionate, expressive and ethically consistent manner. I'm not perfect, but who is?

I take more and more pride in being different. Much of the time, I look at the popular trends in society and choose to take a different path. Our society promotes greed, ignorance, rudeness, assumptions and violence. In response I gave away more than half of my stuff, stopped watching TV, embraced being empathetic and polite, and try to avoid all forms of violent media/entertainment.

As for work, I have been an educator for 16 years, and currently develop education focused upon patient safety and healthcare worker safety. Believing in what I do (and the organization I work for) is very important to me.
I’m really good at
Whatever I put my heart, mind and soul into. I have taken up many hobbies over the years, but I became bored with some of them. Others I had to give up due to my deteriorating knees. These days I am really into sea kayaking, hiking to waterfalls or hot springs, Native American wooden flutes, photography and saxophone on occasion.
The first things people usually notice about me
Besides my height and eyes, people tend to notice that my energy is very different. People tend to open up to me very quickly because I actually listen.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama
Anything by Terry Pratchett

Movies and Documentaries:
All of the BBC Earth Series
Chronos, Baraka, Samsara
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Royal Tennenbaums, The Life Aquatic
The Big Blue
The Red Violin
Dances with Wolves
Fantasy Movies: Lord of the Rings, etc.

Nepali, Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Italian and Mexican Food
Good wine, fresh mozza and sunburst tomatoes

Various Star Trek Series
Deadliest Catch
Otherwise, I watch very little TV because I find most shows to be increasingly violent, morbid, spreading fear or just annoying in how people communicate. I just don't agree with most of the messages our society bombards us with.
The six things I could never do without
My close friends, intimacy, the ocean, waterfalls, hot springs and green mossy logs/rocks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to communicate and protect oneself in a society that increasingly promotes negative, simplistic, premature, un-empathetic and vindictive judgements of people.
On a typical Friday night I am
- Driving up to Vancouver or out into nature for the weekend.
- Just relaxing and recovering from a busy week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am living proof that a person can choose to completely change their approach to life, overcome an ultra-conservative, military upbringing and reprogram their thought processes.
You should message me if
Please message me if you are:

* open minded
* compassionate and giving
* into spending time in nature
* focused upon creating deep meaningful connections and friendships
* open to discussion, but not into debating/arguing
* ok with dating someone who checks their messages once or twice a day

We will NOT be a good match if you are:

* seeking an old fashioned, traditional, strong and silent man
* overly possessive and not trusting
* conservative and/or religious
* prone to stereotyping and making assumptions about people
* racist, sexist or homophobic
* expecting me to be tethered to my phone and frequently checking for messages