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My self-summary
"Some memories are so sweet they burn in your mouth." If you are that kind of memory-making woman, read on. Those words by poet-acquaintance Tim Seibles, mirror my exuberance for life. This summer and for many seasons to come, I'm open to a woman who fires my heartbeats and neurons . . . and I yours. I'm attracting a woman of compassion, acceptancehttp://www.okcupid.com/profile# self-awareness, sensuality, emotional honesty and the integrity necessary to create a loving partnership (and that can take many forms) for a lifetime. No high-maintenance Madonna's need apply. Kate Hepburn's welcome. You are your own woman and not gender role tied . . . and we share some common passions and creative spark. We have done much of our growth work and have smiles, miles and mostly healed scar tissue and can find the gold in it. I'm a sprightly Scot with blond hair, blue eyes and not hard on the eyes. I’m a Libra with a love of beauty in all aspects of life. Wondering, Where is the juice in your life and is it worth the squeeze? (quip by Texan Anne McGee Cooper) I welcome a woman who can agree to disagree and expect the same of myself. We’re both smoke and drug free and truth tellers. I hunch we’re both pretty good at asking for what we want in a relationship. Among my passions are: Artful listening for the soul of a person - Becoming more like me for having been with you and vice versa - Living in a co-housing community with a great "rent a kid program" (smile) - Being active in my rigorous men's group - New Thought and nature spirituality. I recharge my batteries in the wilderness and by immersing myself in other cultures as I travel and work abroad. It's my experience that the willingness and ability to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs is essential. Let’s create kitchen delights and turn out de lights and dance into the wee hours. As a Boy Scout I'm trustworthy, lustworthy, loyal, friendly and sometimes even wise. We’re outdoorsy, have nimble minds, are on a spiritual quest and sensually attuned. We're also easy on the heart, soul and eyes. We're hard on the issues and soft on the people. We have a zest for life and like ourselves. I look for the humor in life's challenging situations and can be childlike in playfulness. We're adventuresome and at ease from Lookout Tower Retreat , Soup kitchen volunteering to Bonnie Prince Charlie Jacket and bow tie (looking for a woman who can tie and untie my bow tie) events. We have a measure of emotional intelligence and can experience and share the full range of emotions. "I'd have written a short summary but I didn't have the time". Apologies to Pascal.
What I’m doing with my life
Appreciating dew on moss and photographing it; crafting health care policy around holistic medicine and patient advocacy; coaching donors in giving their way; smelling freshly shampooed hair; reading a bad book, noticing the human face in song.
I’m really good at
Committed listening; creating art assemblages of recycled flotsam and jetsam; thinking and acting outside the box; being a good ancestor (thanks Jonas Salk); hammock swinging looking for faces in the clouds.
The first things people usually notice about me
My attitude or gratitude and curiosity reflected in my quizzical grin, and humorous questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Music of Silence; The Book of Kissing; Sticky Ideas; Why Good Things Happen to Good People; The Pun Also Rises; Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard; Affluenza; Looking Out For The Future; Ingredients in a Twinkie; The Culture Code; Scent of Desire; Made to Stick Ideas, Geography of Bliss.

Movies: Liar, Liar; the one with the line "I'll have what ever she is having; PBS documentary stuff.

Music: Alfredo Muro Classical Guitar; Go for Baroque; Bocelli Romanza; This Fire Songs for Singing (around campfire); Celine Dion - Falling Into You; a little Gregorian Chant; Native American Flute; the sweet sound of a bagpipe and accordion hitting the bottom of the dumpster at the same time.

Food: Dark chocolate with a bit of smokey port; a honey crisp apple with a thin slice of fresh ginger; Japanese Green Tea Ice Creme in masala tea; papaya with pomegranate molasses and mint leaves and did I say dark chocolate on top.
Six things I could never do without
- Recharging my spiritual being in the wilderness
- Juicy loving friends of all persuasions from around the world
- My men's group and the elder council
- Art creation and engagement
- A nimble mind crafting messages and tools that inspire action
- Being in the presence of kids
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Gratitude and how to feel it, express it and savor it. Creating vitality in myself and releasing/nurturing it in others. The symbolism and origin of lint in navel disasters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical Friday night is not in my vocabulary . . . but you might be!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If it's private then saying it here would be public. But in the spirit of full disclosure, I do do hot tubs.
You should message me if
You are willing to tell me who you are now.
The two of us