I'm easy to live with, as I have had a mixed batch of family and friends living with me for extended periods. I presently live alone with my 3 dogs. I like having people around me, but shun those who like emotional drama.
I like spirited debates, but avoid arguments.
I am compassionate towards all creatures. I put food out daily for the birds and squirrels. I consider all life forms precious, except mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers.
Them SOBs can just die !
My interests have varied, from raising tropical fish, fixing old cars, remodeling homes, astronomy, skiing on snow and water, art (drawing and painting), designing and making jewelry, photography and philosophy to name a few.
I spend a lot of time reading, writing, playing with my dogs, working around the house and assisting neighbors with their projects. When I watch TV, I usually watch a BBC drama or documentary.
I support the local animal shelter with time and money.
I'm driven by compassion, kindness and generosity.
I had been active in and was a Board member of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. I describe myself as an agnostic atheist.
Agnostic because I don't believe anyone can settle the issue, with absolute certainty, whether there is a god, although the probability of there being a compassionate one seems nil to me.
Atheist because I am 100% certain that the gods described in the religious books I have read are figments of ancient people's creative imaginations.
I understand the benefits of belonging to a church that offers a person a sense of community and fellowship. But, if you placed a god at the top of the most important things in your life, you should pass me by.
I have several years of college, and pursued the subjects that interested me rather than a degree. I'd like to think that some day our species will be able to answer some of the big questions.
I have been separated for over two years from my wife. She has moved to Ohio, and we are pursuing a divorce.
I would like to make friends and keep the relationship platonic.
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I have painted houses, repaired cars and done other small jobs to keep busy and make a little extra cash.
I read a lot of non-fiction and usually have 2-4 books I'm reading.
I like going for walks and playing with my dogs.
I have not found an automotive problem I have not been able to fix.
I'm good at getting along with other people and as far as I know, I've been good at not making enemies.
I paint and draw quite well.
I think I'm pretty good at keeping a conversation going when meeting new people, and the people I have lived with.
I keep my head in tough situations, stay optimistic and I don't let the little stuff bother me.
The only music I don't like is the country western, my dog died, my wife left me, and I'm crying in my beer songs.
Neil Diamond, ABBA, The Bee Gees, Beethoven, Eagles, Alan Parsons Project, Tangerine Dream, Marshall Tucker are some of my favorite artists.
I prefer light comedy TV sitcoms, though I have been known to watch ER and I really like BBC MI5. I watch a lot of PBS, and have done some volunteer work for them.
I've enjoyed live Ballet and plays.
I like all foods, except liver, but my favorites are Thai and Mexican.
I make a pretty good Hungarian dish called Chicken Paprikash and a Thai soup called Tom Yum Goong.
My favorite sandwich is a BLT. though I've given up eating pork, so no more BLTs.