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My self-summary
Intense, confident, dedicated, sincere, complex, hardworking, educated, successful professional. Tall, dark, and handsome, with deep brown eyes that turn green when I'm in a lighter mood and graying hair. Fit and outdoorsy with a dry, ironic sense of humor.

Yo soy un hombre sincero, intelligente, intenso y trabajando muy fuerte. Mis cosas favoritas esta mis jardin y andar en bicicleta.

Sono un professionale chi è intenso, coscienzioso, sincero, complesso, intelligente, lavoratore trice e riuscito. Alto 1.83m, in forma adatto, con occhi bruno e pello diventaro grigio. Mio umorosismo es ironico. Mi piace giardino e guidare la mia bicicletta. Non allo stesso tempo.

Eu sou um profissional quem é intelligente, intenso e complexo. O meu trabalho é proteger meio ambiente.
What I’m doing with my life
My life is dedicated to help people live in an environmentally responsible way. Along the way I want to experience life to the fullest. Living simply as if each day were my last, without regret.

I enjoy the finer things of life, which to me does not mean extravagance but rather appreciation and respect. I stay fit by bicycling, gardening, hiking, camping and yoga. I also like to ski (nordic) when I have the chance. I am a life-long learner and make it a point to do new things and go places I've never been before.

Eugene, Oregon is where I make my home and I love the great Pacific Northwest. My clients and my work takes me all over the world. I have also lived in New York, California, Italy, and Switzerland, and have spent a considerable amount of time in Canada and Germany.

I was raised on a family farm in Upstate New York. and my mother still lives in the farm house. I spent over six years living there, fixing what was broken, stewarding the land, and caring for my mother. It was a healing experience that made me a better person and will leave the planet a better place than when I found it.

I am sapiosexual, polyamorous, and sex positive. I live alone and am unmarried, but I have a number of life relationships and commitments that are very important for me to maintain. Late in life, I have discovered that I am relatively kinky and respectfully wish to explore that with consenting and willing partners. Ask me anything about my relationships and I will do my best to answer them fully, openly and honestly with respect for all involved. In return, I ask that you be honest with me.

My home is paid off, I'm debt free with a nearly perfect credit score, and have more prospective clients than I can handle. Although I'm comfortable financially, I'm not quite yet ready to retire. Right now I have the luxury of time and means to travel. That means the place listed on my OKC profile might not be where I am at that particular moment. So if I am in your area and you think you would like to meet, I am open to it. If you read this and think I am not 'near you' then don't take my location too seriously for meeting new friends and short-term dating.
I’m really good at
Growing organic food and other things. Traveling, getting lost, and getting found again. Remembering really trivial things and forgetting some things that seem pretty important, at least at the time. Laughing at myself and getting people to laugh with me.
The first things people usually notice about me
People who meet me tell me that I have a certain intensity—some say 'aura' and others use the word 'energy'—that some find attractive and others find intimidating. First impressions with me are seldom neutral.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A lot of my reading is work-related, covering food, agriculture, globalization and restructuring the economy. Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry and Paul Hawken are among the most influential and accessible authors I favor. When I read things that are not work-related, I enjoy novels that describe other cultures and exotic places. I am also reading more books about writing, about the nature of being, and about ecology, biodiversity and sustainability in general.

One of the greatest challenges of our time is income inequality and the implication that it has for a sustainable economic system. Thomas Piketty's Capitalism in the 21st Century has greatly influenced my view on the on-going and seemingly permanent economic crisis caused by the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of less than 1% of the population and the widening gap between haves and have-nots. Subsequent to that, I have read a half-dozen books on the global financial crisis from a range of perspectives, and think that a restructuring of the economy is needed to have a stable, sustainable recovery.

My favorite philosopher is Bertrand Russell. I'm interested in knowing more about technological innovations and entrepreneurship. I've been known to read books on logic, mathematics and science for pleasure. I'm increasingly intrigued by the writings of Christopher Hitchens and his view on religion as a dark force underlying so much human conflict. Whether you agree or disagree with Russell or Hitchens, if you want to have a discussion about religion and spirituality, please be prepared to engage with a skeptic informed by those perspectives.

For fiction, I think that David Foster Wallace is one of the most creative geniuses to grace us with prose in a long time. Chuck Palahniuk can be fun when I'm in the right mood. I like hard-boiled detective fiction along the lines of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James Cain. Ursula LeGuin is probably my favorite sci-fi / fantasy writer. I'm rediscovering the influence Donald Barthelme has had on my life, and after reading his biography now understand my appreciation for his predecessors at the New Yorker, particularly James Thurber and SJ Perelman.

The most important thing about a movie is the story. With books and movies both, I don't need a happy ending. The best actors and all the special effects in the world can't save a weak screenplay. The plot has to be interesting and the dialog realistic. My favorite genres are film noir, spaghetti westerns, and avant garde. Then there are some times when I just want to have a good laugh. I'm not afraid of documentaries or foreign films, but I don't have the patience to sit through plotless crappy fluff. See my journal for more on my opinions about films, if you are interested.

My tastes in music are wide-ranging. On most occasions, mainly for background music, I listen to ambient, jazz and trance. Lately, I've been on a folk kick, and listen to a lot of roots music. I grew up hearing Garage, Psychedelic, Punk and Heavy Metal. When I'm feeling nostalgic, I'll put on Jefferson Airplane, the Ramones, Led Zeppelin or one of the Nuggets collections. As for the Beatles, I'm a John fan all the way. I'm still open to all kinds of music and listening to something new.

I also like to move to the beat and dance. Whether at the Drum Tower at the Oregon Country Fair, bouncing on the floor at the WOW Hall to World Beat, contra dancing to good old country, Celtic or folk, doing the samba to Antonio Carlos Jobim, or doing West Coast Swing to Old School Soul and Funk all works for me.

I appreciate Ambient sounds like Eno, Enigma, Stereolab, and B-Tribe and Trance as well, but mostly streamed as background music without identifying any particular artist or DJ. I fondly remember the Pacific Northwest Grunge / Indy scene and feel privileged that I was able to be a part of that scene in the '90s. Lately I have been appreciating the works of Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Audioslave]. I support the local Eugene music scene and am grateful there are so many great artists here.

I'm a vegetarian and love to cook, using fresh ingredients that I grow myself. I enjoy a wide range of cuisines--Mediterranean, South Asian, and Northwest Fusion are my favorites, but I am always up for new tastes. Cooking unleashes my creative side. Simple dishes prepared from scratch with high quality ingredients can be most satisfying. I enjoy cooking a seductive meal with a partner. Far from 'too many cooks' I think that preparing a meal together in a kitchen can be a romantic dance and serves a similar role as a form of foreplay.
Six things I could never do without
Life requires more than mere survival. Health, the beauty of nature, meaningful work, organic food that I've grown myself, curiosity, and new ideas all make life worthwhile. As The Man takes my life away from me, I am left with fewer options.

If we find ourselves together at the end of the road, I can do without everything, except you.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
·Who am I?

·Why am I here?

·How do I enjoy my life while living simply?

·What can I do to make the world a better place for future generations?

·Why can't people live together in peace, harmony and mutual respect?

·How much free will do I have?

·Where is my life leading?

·What choices do I have?

·When will my life end?

·Who will remember me I'm gone?

-What should I do today in my garden?
On a typical Friday night I am
not typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I didn't realize that this was a trick question until I stumbled on the profile of the person who wrote it.

Also, I've had a vasectomy.
You should message me if
You share common values with me.

You wish to share witty conversation and companionship with an experienced man of the world.

You understand and accept that it is possible for someone to love more than one person at a time.

You are constantly learning, growing and open to new experiences.

You want to trade gardening tips or vegetarian recipes.
The two of us