I'm polyamorous, a non-practicing Pagan and quite sexual. I'm an introvert who plays, very well, at being an extrovert. I've been described as being agressive and passive, gregarious and misanthropic. I'm loyal to a fault with my family and friends, and that's the only expectation I have of my friends. And I'm very passionate.
I'm in a polyamorous relationship with Ladyblue711 and Glypher. I've been married to Ladyblue711 for 30 years. Glypher and I've been together for seven years. Glypher has shown me alot about who I really am and what I'm really looking for in life.
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and I spent a few years in North Dakota. I was kicked out of Washington High School in '79, six months before graduation.
After two years at Portland Community College and a tumultuous courtship, I married Ladyblue711 in '81 and I've been with her since. I sincerely and openly love her and will all my life. Moreover, I am indebted to her for the kindness, patience and charity she has shown me. I'm not an easy guy to be with.
We have three adult children, two sons who have grown into men who I'm very proud of. And a special needs daughter, who is overly independent for her own good.
I joined the Army in '85 and spent some time at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and Bitburg Air Base in Bitburg, Germany. Though I was woefully ignorant of it at the time, I really enjoyed the military and regret not staying in. I really loved Europe. I returned to the World in '89 and have spent the interceding years working a series of uneventful, mind numbing jobs.
In 2004 I fell in love with and began a polyamorous relationship with Glypher, a young Englishwoman I met playing an online RPG. She is my soulmate and best friend and I love her more than I can say. She, more than any other influence, has promoted my growth in the last seven years. I think I've grown more in that time than I have since I left the Army in '88.
I enjoy reading, writing, history and movies. RPGs and video games. I prefer microbrews and imported beers. I like chocolate and coffee. I smoke a pipe and cigars regularly, and occasionally, socially an imported cigarette or rag. I also enjoy travelling. And walking through parks and heavily wooded areas.
As of 11 July 2011, I've answered over 10,000 match questions. I challenge you to do the same. As of 27 March 2012, I've answered 20,000 match questions. I think I'll give it a break for awhile.
Edit: 20 August 2016 - I'm clearing my questions today, and starting anew.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is my favourite book. And I don't see Sherlock Holmes ever being replaced as my favourite detective. Though I haven't read many of his books, I love the philosophies of Robert A Heinlein.
My three favourite movies of all time are (in order of release dates), An American Werewolf in London, American Beauty and Love Actually. A few of my other favourites include (in no particular order) Zack Snyder's 300, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, John McTiernan's 13th Warrior (I have to add, I disliked the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton immensely), Michael Anderson's Logan's Run, Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers & The Four Musketeers and Ridley Scott's Gladiator. I find the Star Wars movies to be more hype than substance, and the prequels poorly writen and little more than toy commercials.
I'm a Star Trek fan from 1966. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country were my two favourite Star Trek movies. I quickly became disenchanted with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. JJ Abrams's reinvisioning of the franchise was a pleasant surprise.
I'm a Batman fan from when I began reading the comics in the early '70s. Though I've never seen a Batman movie I disliked, I don't think I've seen any well done til Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
And I enjoy vintage and home made porn.
I'm not a big fan of TV, in fact, I loathe commercial television. I've enjoyed HBO's Rome, Showtime's The Tudors and Starz's Spartacus: Blood and Sand & Gods of the Arena. Though I quite enjoyed HBO's adaption of A Game of Thrones, I was very disappointed with the changes they made.
My favourite song of all time is Moondance by Van Morrison. My musical tastes span rock to jazz to classical, even some country. My favourite artists at one time included Enya, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Don Henley & The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers. Now I worry less about who does what and just listen to what I enjoy. I dislike rap and/or hip-hop or black or death metal. Again though, I'll listen to just about anything.
I'm rather a simple meat and potatoes guy. One of my favourite meals is pork roast cooked with potatoes, carrots and onions, with a glass of dark beer.
2) Reading, Writing and History
3) Beer, Tobacco, Chocolate and Coffee
4) Parks and Woodlands