Please be aware that I now self-identify as atheist/skeptic. I'm also very liberal/left-wing/progressive/Democrat. "Never say never", but it's unlikely that I'm going to be open to going out with someone whose values don't mesh with mine.
Although I am good at my work and have found a niche where I can enjoy the work I do, it's a job rather than a calling. I try to find my bliss outside of the office.
The two best jobs I ever had were in college: (1) "Psychological Aide" in a children's ward at a regional hospital. It was non-paying, I hadn't been able to find a paying job and wanted to get out of the house. Essentially, I rocked babies and talked and played board games with older kids. (2) Projectionist -- I showed at least 6 Hollywood films a week and also worked for various clubs showing kung fu movies, winners of advertising awards, etc. I also was on the film committee that selected films.
As I move toward retirement I hope to do more work (paid or unpaid) in social services, political activism and the arts. I also love to travel and I haven't done nearly enough of it.
I like some of just about every kind of music but Rock and Roll/Blues probably tops the list. I look for cool sounds that surprise me. I like a music style less after it's become formulaic/commercial.
I read a lot, mostly non-fiction.
I don't eat much junk food and I try to avoid chain restaurants. I like balanced meals and lots of fruits and vegetables, try to hold down the carbs. Pretty much any ethnic food is OK with me except Tex-Mex or Ethiopian. I'm not too crazy about really hot food in general but I do like Thai. Afghan, Moroccan or Lebanese probably would be my favorite. I also enjoy tapas.
Please be aware, though, that despite being old, fat and tall 😎 I do get quite a few approaches. Or perhaps because of that. I suspect a lot of these are from parasites who want to take advantage of an older, lonely woman who will do anything to get a man. (Boy, have you got a wrong number.)
If you can't manage to fill out a complete profile with decent spelling and grammar and do better than, "You're beautiful babe, call me" or "I'm too busy to login here, send me email at xxx and tell me all about yourself", chances are you won't hear from me. Ditto if you're not in reach of the DC metro system or we don't have some strong interests in common. I don't plan to drop everything I'm interested in to fit seamlessly into your life and I don't expect you to do that for me either, so while we don't need to do everything together we do need some common ground.