I love living in Portland. Getting out in nature is a priority for me, yet I don't do it often enough and I am looking to create more opportunity. I bicycle pretty much everywhere, year round. I'm a positive, optimistic person. My kids are grown, but I really enjoy other people's children. It's important to me to be compassionate, vulnerable, joyful, and authentic. I adore books, hiking, ecstatic dancing, karaoke, and home-cooked food. I am rather curious about the world and the people I see in it. I am an ethical vegan, and animal rights are important to me.
Polyamorous: I am in a stable, long-term marriage which we carefully and lovingly opened 3 years ago after many years of monogamy. And it's going rather well -- my wife has a lovely relationship with her boyfriend and is wonderfully supportive of me dating. She's great, and we have excellent communication around our extramarital connections. My new favorite word: compersion!
In discussing my hesitation about online dating with a friend, he looked at me and said, "Own your awesomeness!" Yeah!
Movies/TV: I enjoy watching movies, but am not a movie buff and have a very low tolerance for violence. Only on rare occasion will I watch a TV show (online). I do enjoy stand up comedy, both online and in person.
Music: I'm quite the enthusiast. Thousands and thousands of artists and recordings and genres continually percolate through my life. I am passionate about music and almost always have it playing: jam bands to space music to house music to bluegrass to metal to reggae (especially dub) to punk to pop to electronica to swing to "world" to post-rock to jazz to folk to funk to progressive rock to shoegaze to unclassifiable weird stuff. And on and on and on.
Food: Strictly vegan, but otherwise open to nearly anything. Love to cook.
Time in Nature