Mental stimulation is important; humor is indispensable.
Fortunate to have had a happy childhood and a colorful extended family: Irish & English on one side, Italian-Swiss on the other. Interested in the world, people, & the places where psychology & spirituality meet.
I'm grateful for this interesting, fulfilling, challenging life.
In various incarnations I've been a political consultant, teacher
(K-college), writer, graphologist, sales manager, Right-Brained lawyer-turned-mediator, caregiver & free spirit. (Read Studs Turkel's book, "Working", & wanted to do it all.) (And see it all: I'm quite well-travelled. Indonesia's my favorite.) Berkeley & Mill Valley have been influential, but any number of No.California places could work for me. Hilo's my heaven (or nirvana).
On the Myers-Briggs test I'm an ENFP/INFP (The Journalist/Idealist): borderline extrovert/introvert, intuitive, feeling, perceiving. If this tool had been devised earlier you can be sure I would've steered clear of that adversarial career ... How about you?? I love this test & will be very interested in hearing your results.
First and foremost we're friends who relish each other's company.
Love reading together (maybe writing together as well), film, travel, art, cultural explorations, museums & galleries, the outdoors (hiking, swimming, snorkeling with the local sea turtles). Enjoy Scrabble & crosswords (done w/ a pencil). Bantering, brainstorming & laughter.
Learning new things.
Trying to leave the world a better place.
Planning travel adventures
Seeking a partner willing to join me at least part time in Paradise.
Enthusiasm, sensitivity & sense of fun.
Books: Mostly non-fiction, psychology, w/ crossovers like Lamott & Kingsolver. The Course in Miracles.
I've made pilgrimages to the homes of Victor Hugo (twice!), Shaw,
Yeats, Joyce, O'Neill & more. Appreciate wordsmiths - & humorists like DeVries, Keillor, Krassner & Alexandra Fuller.
Movies: Classics & comedies that I own: A Fish Named Wanda, GWTW, Waking Ned Devine, North by Northwest, What About Bob?, My Cousin Vinnie, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Stalag 17, Music Man, March of the Wooden Soldiers. More recently: Frances Ha, Monuments Men, Life of Pi, Marigold Hotel, Muscle Shoals.
TV: Mad Men, Sopranos, Orange Is the New Black, Masterpiece Mystery, The Newshour, Meet the Press, Colbert Report (My heart's currently on loan to Stephen.)
Music: classical (flutes & French horns) to celtic, folk music, hits from the '20s thru the '70s, Sinatra & Willie Nelson for phrasing & feeling, Al Green, Judy Collins, Glen Yarbrough .
Food: Thai has to be my favorite, but I love it ALL.
Usually eat quite healthily (strictly dark chocolate!)
libraries & books
NPR & PBS
Nature ... especially fresh air, tall trees & fish to snorkel with
Oxytocin & Affection
the environment, the people I love
And you, too, can admit to being sweet.