65Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
If you were to meet me on the street you might notice my smile, my height and my long red hair. If you took the chance to stop and talk to me you might notice that I'm easy going, affable, warm, intelligent, funny and sincere. If you took the time to get to know me you might find that I'm affectionate, fun loving, passionate, sensual, sassy, eclectic and physically active. Did I use enough adjectives?

I smile and laugh a lot. I enjoy making other people do the same. Most people are happy to see me - well most people. I've been told more than once that I'm easy to be with. I believe in treating others the way I wished to be treated.

My true loves/passions are music (especially blues and jazz), archaeology and teaching, but not necessarily in that order.

I'm looking for someone who works at staying healthy - physically, mentally and emotionally. Someone to share my interests (and theirs too) in music, the outdoors, art, literature, culture and theater/movies.

I would like to meet someone who would be my best friend, my sweetheart, my passionate lover and a companion to explore the world with.

My ideal man can make me laugh out loud and he can show me tenderness. He's able to be a kid and have fun with me. I'm attracted to him because he has a good heart and a way with words. I find articulate men very attractive. Oh yes, I also love a man that is good in the kitchen - a definite plus!
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to stay physically fit and healthy through exercise and diet.
I've been told by many people that I don't look or act my age. Of course a lot of them were my students probably looking for a grade bump. But I don't feel my age and certainly don't act it.

I'm retiring from teaching in June 2017 but not retiring from life! I'm looking forward to exploring new interests as well as existing ones. Love to hike, travel, volunteer for several organizations and personal interest groups of mine. Ask me and I'll tell you more.
I’m really good at
Making people feel good about themselves. It's what I do naturally.

As the Dalai Lama said "My religion is kindness". I try and practice that every day of my life.

I'm an information sponge. I love to learn new things.

Making brownies. At least that's what my students tell me.

Teaching mathematics, but don't let that scare you away. My students tell me I'm a very cool teacher which coming from them is a compliment.

Ask me and I'll tell you more.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not really sure but probably my height, my smile, my hair and my infectious laugh. I've been told I have a truly wicked laugh.

My favorite brother-in-law says I'm a bit loquacious but not annoying.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love music 24/7. Did I mention that already? Especially blues, jazz, rock and world music but most other music as well.

Recently found an old favorite of mine "Learn to Be Still" by the Eagles. Love the lyrics to that tune.

Enjoy the theater, nature, the desert, the redwoods, the beach, trips to the wine country, anything outdoors.

I have a M.S. in archaeology so love museums and any type of rock art whether it be pictographs or petroglyphs. National Geo is a favorite read of mine.

Recent books include Is It Just Me? by Whoopi Goldberg, Making Rounds With Oscar, The Autobiography of B. B. King, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Am fond of anything George Carlin has written. Love Robin Williams.

Favorite place for fish tacos is the Smoke House in Cayucos.

Anything they serve at Baywolf in Oakland - well when it was still in business anyway. Encuentro's down near Jack London Square is my new favorite restaurant.

Will go anywhere to hear a good blues or jazz band live.

Totally hooked on Pandora radio.

Some of my favorite local blues artists are Chris Cain, Robben Ford, and Tommy Castro.

The blues legends include Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, Jimmie Reed, Tbone Walker, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix , Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonammasa, Bonnie Raitt and oh so many more.

Also love jazz artists like Pancho Sanchez, Issac Delgado, Grover Washington Jr., John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove, Chris Botti, and Greg Adams.

Am also fond of Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Sr., Steely Dan, and Boz Scaggs.

I could keep listing my favs but that is probably better saved for a first date discussion. Can you tell I like music?
Six things I could never do without
Hmmm. That list is probably more than six but to name a few:
Music, family, sunlight, Pandora radio, Peet's coffee and my reading glasses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How fortunate I am to be alive and healthy. That I can see, walk, talk, hear, think, and can laugh at myself. And I do that a lot.

Oh yes, and how soon I can get off this site because I've met someone I am simpatico with.
On a typical Friday night I am
Nothing typical about my Friday nights. Could be at a movie, the gym, restorative yoga class, a new restaurant, a blues/jazz club, home making dinner, out to dinner with friends, home cuddling with my cats.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a great kisser (or so I've been told). That's something you will have to judge for yourself. :)

Oh yeah, and that I'm an ailurophile. That's not really so private.
You should message me if
You're looking for someone like me or after reading my profile I've piqued your interest.

You're not interested in rekindling any of your past relationships at this time, i.e. you've moved on or are in the process of moving on with your life.

You're not deathly allergic to cats.

Your height exceeds mine.
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