I value: people, honesty, simplicity, sharing, authenticity, and humor. To borrow a line from a woman, I am not a "narcissistic boy playing important." I am not pretentious. I am not materialistic. OK, I do have a very cool Subaru Forester with 165 ponies rumbling under the hood.
I am kind and empathic; polite and gentle but not overly genteel; sometimes a bit of a rough cut. Being an older kid is OK. Although I can be a little quirky (goofy?) I am also reasonably well grounded. I am monogamous and do not play games. Honesty is essential so I try to be very transparent. Ask me anything and you will get an honest reply. I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve.
I: have season tickets to the SF Symphony; would like to go to Europe and visit Prague, Paris, the Dordogne (an old friend has a B and B there), and Italy (a colleague has a place in Umbria); love Hawaii and, in particular, the Big Island, which is sort of my spiritual home - the other islands are great too; would like to find a kayaking partner (nice, but not essential); rarely watch my TV....It would be nice to add the desires of a partner to the list. Now that is a herd of "I" statements.
Finally, my ongoing life project is to take life as it comes and not take myself too seriously: the world does not revolve around me. No matter what happens I will be OK.
I would like to get to more movies than I do right now - this usually happens when I have a girlfriend. My taste varies. 'Joyeux Noel' is the movie I see most often because I show it to my World History students every year just before holiday break; it's about French, German, and Scottish soldiers fraternizing at Christmas on the western front in 1914.
Chinese, Italian, and Mexican restaurants with funky atmosphere are great.
My friends & colleagues
My info seems attractive to you or you want to know more about me; however, conservatives, arrogant people, selfish people, and mean people need not apply. Honesty is absolutely crucial.