49Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Personally, I think this is one of the most overrated activities associated with online dating sites, unless you're trying to see if someones capable of formulating complete sentences. However, since I have no problem complying, here goes.

I like taking photographs as well as traveling especially back east. I also do my best to stay physically fit since time doesn't go backwards except once a year (some of you will get that at three in the morning lol). Although I don't get out as much as I would like that will soon change since I finally graduated (Gerontology) from grad school (Class of '14). I enjoy going to sporting events, comedy shows, and live music venues (ie..Yoshi's). As you may already know, some things are better enjoyed when you're in the midst of good company (preferably of the opposite sex). I prefer being in the company of people who are quick witted with a sense of humor that's harmlessly sarcastic.

I've found being socially conscious is a nice tool to have and a great ice breaker since there's so much we can do to improve the world or our community even if our world/community is perfect (to us). I also seem to connect well with people who are aware of the gifts life has afforded us. If you're the type who cherishes the moment and are grateful for what you have as well as don't have, I think we'll have some interesting and exciting things to talk about. If people at the bottom of exit ramp holding signs irritates you then we probably won't have much in common or have the same attitude of gratitude. On the other hand, if that's not the case then I think that's a great start for now and a whole heck of a lot more than some marriages have been built on. 😜 👎

Lastly, "Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take but rather by the number of moments that takes your breathe away."
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to enjoy it (life that is) to the best of my ability. In fact, I'm just getting started. Get in where you fit in. 😁👍
I’m really good at
Listening and allowing people to be themselves. Setting goals and reaching them. Most recent goal and accomplishment was completing my Masters degree in Gerontology. I'll probably pursue a Ph.D aka 'player hatin degree'. Hahaha! Somehow it just doesn't seem right not too! Some might say, I'm a gluten for punishment. I like to think of it as, 'Driven'.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile, style and stature proceeded by what I'm often told is a strong presence. I like to refer to it as confidence and integrity in the manner with which I was raised.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to list but here's a intellectual snapshot......................
Books - Michelle Alexander's 'The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration'.
Plays - Marcus Gardley's, 'The House That Will Not Stand' produced for the Berkeley Rep theater.
Six things I could never do without
1. God/Spirituality for those who'll, sadly enough, engage in snap judgement over the 'G' word.
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Health
5. Literature to read
6. Technology
Although this may not be the most creative, out-of-the-box list, it's six of the most important things I can think of at the moment.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How not to forget how blessed I am to have the family, friends and support I've been so fortunate to have throughout my life. aka.... How to remain grateful!
On a typical Friday night I am
Looking for something to do on a Friday night..........What can I say, the spoils of living a wonderfully boring lifestyle (the essence of which is drama free). lol
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Once I admit it then it would no longer be private. Besides, do you really think I would actually admit something I consider to be private to a bunch of complete cyber strangers? I don't think so! 😁 lol
You should message me if
You are confident and know who you are. You have a healthy sense of humor and don't take yourself too serious.
The two of us