I am a natural blond. I prefer outdoors activities, I like to bike, hike, swim in the ocean. I am really into yoga, go at least 3x week, it has been great for me, relaxes me, creates muscle definition, tone. As it challenges me to push myself, and learn to do things I couldn't do before, I grow in confidence.
I'm political, and lean lefty, liberal and I was raised by anti-war activists, and my mom went to Woodstock. The current political situation is insane. FYI-if you voted Trump, we would not be compatible. Weird and sad how this division has become yet another dating variable. Like no smokers.
I grew up reading voraciously, wasn't allowed to watch TV. So I missed out on a lot of the cultural touchstones of my generation. I'm supposed to be a Boomer, but my Mom was more of that generation than I was. I fell in with rockers and punk rockers in my 20's. Met my husband (he was in a Rock band) when I was 24, married him when I was 30, left him when I hit 50, the year our youngest left for college, I had grown and changed, he hadn't. I went back to school twice in that time. started a serious career, got involved in community activism, started practicing meditation...
I've raised two kids, I was a good mom, read to my kids, took them to museums, parks, out biking on the Charles. They turned out great. They're in their 20's now.
I'm a practicing Buddhist. I go on a couple meditation retreats every year. I teach meditation. I'm philosophically inclined, moral, but not moralizing.
People here tend to write about the type of person they are looking for. I get that question a lot. "What am I looking for"?
OK, outside of the fact that I'm a far left progressive type, and couldn't really tolerate the far right mentality, and the fact that I'm pretty tall, and feel uncomfortable with a partner more than a couple inches shorter than me...I am not trying to define a type of person or type of relationship. Definitely not into hook- ups, but not looking to get married right away, if ever again. Be positive, engaged, mentally balanced and not too scarred by life, that's all!
I have always done what I really loved outside of work. Lots of community organizing, working on facilitating affordable housing, promoting and preserving urban green space. Now am more engaged with my buddhist sanghas/communities.
Environmental issues, especially climate change, are a deep concern of mine, I've worked on green issues as an organizer and helped my Sangha develop an Eco Dharma conference as well.
I'm currently looking for some way to engage with grassroots progressive political organizing, to turn this mess around and make our democracy work again. Checking out Bernie's Revolution.
I just put an offer down on a condo. A big step. A first time home buyer!
I also have a few dharma books going at any point in time as well, partly for teaching.
Lately I seem to watch mostly news channels, back and forth between MSNBC and CNN. Occasionally the political comedy shows, what's left of them, or Saturday Night Live.
I used to like Game of Thrones but it got too sick and twisted and sadistic for me to stand any more. I love most Science Fiction and fantasy in general. Stranger Things was great. I like the Vikings on History channel, and Outlander was good too.
I like almost all types of movies, I most recently saw Arrival, loved it! I love Science Fiction movies, Star Trek and Star Wars!
I like the way movies pull you into another reality. But not horror movies, I don't want to be scared. I don't find that fun. And I might scream.
I like music, don't get me wrong, but unlike most people I know, I don't have many opinions about it. Alternative and bluesy stuff is my favorite, along with classic greats like Bowie and Prince for example.
Food? I like almost all food, except, mammals. I'm working on the courage to eat Sushi, I still feel squeamish about it though it really is good. I mostly like fresh veggies. I like to eat clean and healthy.
Sleep (I need my sleep!)
Meaningfull engagement in life
My smart phone
yoga/moving my body
You should message me if you can deal with a tall, intelligent, independent woman. Especially if you like to talk about the things that really matter, that you are passionate about. Yes, I like sex, but I don't want that to be the only topic you want to launch into right away!
If you identify as "God Fearing", forget it. When I see that in a profile, its a major turn off. If I even have to explain this, forget it.
But otherwise, please, do message me. I do prefer to know that you have that much initiative, that you are interested in me. Especially if you are on the tall side :)