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My self-summary
Please send a message, I don't see likes.

People are mostly about the habits the keep; over the years if nothing else I have learned some things about myself:
I am attracted to people who
laugh often, eat right, practice kindness, help others, love passionately, travel tirelessly, give generously, keep learning, tell the truth and live near water.
Along the way I've discovered that I like to laugh, sleep is important and exercise is good.
Experience has taught me I can only change myself and that there's a higher power, it's not me.
It would be nice to meet someone's that shares some or most of this philosophy. I also like having good clean fun and don't mind getting dirty.

Living by the water I've discovered helps me thrive both creatively and spiritually. As a young adult I lived in the San Francisco area for a brief time and would consider moving back to the West Coast. Eventually moving to New York I worked in television for many years. Now I teach ceramics at a Senior Center, maybe I should say they teach me. :-)
Looking for great conversation mixed with plenty of jokes, creative time and adventure travel followed by periods of relaxing. Let's sit on a dock reading or gazing at sailboats drifting by in the summer.
Winters may find us in front of the fireplace on a chilly evening watching a film...

Together, we will find ourselves in the 'real world' company of each other's' grace and charm, with lots of laughter and intelligent chatter.
Did I forget to mention that in addition to all the great stuff already listed, we are humble, health conscious, loving, supportive, compassionate and giving with others?

If you thought about what your partner might be like,
and it sounds like what my partner might be like,
then either we should meet - or someone copied. lol
What I’m doing with my life
Looking for answers
Finding peace
Keeping it green
Practicing art as therapy
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, optimism and sense of humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
What about social media? Reading: Labels on clothing and packages. I just go nuts in the grocery store - so many labels. . . Oh you meant books. Non fiction stuff like "The Evil Hours", it reminded me of "The Emperor of All Malodies".
If left at the bookstore unattended - send a search party in a couple of days.
Love to read most anything; the classics and short story collections. Enjoy RE-reading books that I love. Read lots of magazines and non fiction: love big beautiful coffee table books with gorgeous photography, art books, antiques, etc... (visual learner). When I am making art I like to listen to podcasts and audio books.
Museums: The Frick, The Chgo Art Institute, The Met, The Portrait Gallery in D.C. and many other museums around the globe.
As an ex museum worker, all exhibit spaces are of interest to me.
Movies: Indi Films Hollywood, Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO GO.
TV: Not much for what comes on the broadcast networks: CBS Sunday Morning and the Political Shows that follow; cut the cord and just stream what is important to me.
Music: Everything from Classical to Acoustic Rock and Motown.
Food: Willing to try almost anything.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Amazing advances that occur in technology daily

Emptiness and the nature of . . .

Hoping that
One day someone will like me
And I'll like them back
We will meet
And the rest is history

I also wonder why I bother with internet dating
People don't even know they are lying
So much denial

The end of a profile
States an age range a person is comfortable with
When I see 15+ years younger but not a day older (?)
What's up with
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh i don't know, i could be doing any number of stimulating and exciting activities like training for the Olympics, or teaching my baby turtle to perform water aerobics. I could be taking a stroll on some unfamiliar scary street; just fun stuff like that. :-)
-Truthfully, I'm usually reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get most of my news from comedians like John Oliver, Stephan Colbert, Trevor Noah and Chelsea Handler.
You should message me if
You have a great sense of humor; you're smart, adventuresome and like to travel, because I travel whenever possible, even though I have pets -

HELL, throw 'em outside; they can fend for themselves.
(It's only for a few weeks right?)