76Sausalito, United States
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My self-summary
I am a retired academic come to the Bay Area to discover/rediscover all the things about life, love, and the universe that are/must be sacrificed or put on hold to pursue a successful professional career. I have not been disappointed with anything I’ve experienced since moving here. I reside on a “floating home” in Sausalito where tidal living and the incongruity of its microclimates engage the senses in pleasurable and unexpected ways. Located next door to a world class city and surrounded by the bucolic ambience of Marin County, combined with the many cultural and natural amenities in easy reach, makes daily living a joy. But even more important to me is the people who have chosen to live here; men and women who are open, humane, tolerant, optimistic, liberal, accepting, engaged, and caring. And I want to know them all, and especially the women of course, as intimately as our individual natures will allow.

Since the main orientation of on-line dating sites is toward romance, it is appropriate to address this issue here. I am a single man in my early 70s, a little creaky perhaps but still hot blooded enough to appreciate feminine sensuality and to desire sexual connection. While I am not looking for an exclusive, committed, monogamous relationship, at least now, I do see someone regularly (most weekends). Our relationship is “open,” in the sense that we are each independent actors in the social arena, unconstrained by explicit agreements of exclusivity but honorable and sensitive to the sensibilities of each other. For some time now I have defined the major part of my personal growth in terms of the enrichment that being in the company of others can bring. I usually describe this as: “Everyone has a story to tell, and I want to hear it.” Our stories provide the basis for such degree of intimacy as can develop between us, which means the degree of trust, caring, and comfort we can feel toward and share with each other. When we are lucky in this, a relationship develops between us that is special and enduring, whatever its particular characteristics might be.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying the freedom of retirement and the beauty of my surroundings. I have the usual array of interests; the performing arts (symphony, opera, theater) and the contemplative arts and sciences (stuff found in various kinds of museum). Awhile ago, I began developing a very modest collection of modern graphic art. I write essays, satire, and poetry when the spirit moves me. With the right person/people I enjoy wine tasting trips and weekend getaways to interesting places, near and far. I'm game for longer travel excursions but require some level of comfort these days. Finally, I am not seriously motivated by perspiration and pilates and no longer train for a spot on the Olympic Team. But I do excel at brunch, enjoy chocolate ice cream, cooking a deux, picnics organized by others, and horse racing on carousels. Life is good.
I’m really good at
Being non-judgmental, living in the moment, and intimacy of all kinds
The first things people usually notice about me
I presume different people notice different things. I guess it is usually better to be noticed at all rather than not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Classical, Opera, Blues, 60s rock,
Books: Non-fiction, biography mostly, but currently reading The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby..

Movies: Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, The Lady Killers, Moulin Rouge, more.

Shows: South Pacific, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Grateful Dead shows back in the day.

Food: 1) from the sea; shrimp, scallops, lobster, mussels, sea bass, tuna, snapper, cod sometimes, 2) land based; beef, lamb, pork, chicken done a la an appropriate cuisine, 3) Veggies; asparagus, fresh corn-on-the-cob, 4) cuisines; Chinese, Japanese (especially sushi and sashimi), Thai, Italian, French, Spanish, Indonesian. If the British have a cuisine, it is best avoided.
Six things I could never do without
Meaningful Conversation
Fine Food and Drink
Sexual Fulfillment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Just about everything that comes into my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Neither here nor there
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book!
You should message me if
I appeal to you, if you view the rest of your life as a feast and not a diet, and if you are adventurous enough to seize the relationship opportunities life presents to us all.
The two of us