69Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Recently retired from many years as an elementary school counselor and now really enjoying getting to choose how I spend my time. I have the luck to be a part of several singing groups and its a good thing. If I were to attend as an audience member my luck would have it that I fell asleep and started to snore. Thankfully being a participant keeps me awake and on my toes.

I have lived on my own now for several years and although I am proficient at taking care of myself my druthers would be to live in partnership with a woman. I find an old saying, loosely lifted, goes something like this... Happiness shared is twice the joy and sadness shared is half the pain. Seems apt and to the point.

I am warm, gentle, and adventurous.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently learning how to play and exploring to find out what I want to learn. Finding ways to laugh as often as possible with out being pollyannish. Just bought a new iMac and I am attending sessions that hopefully will bring me more to the era of electronics. I am enjoying getting to garden, there's nothing quite like fresh produce right out the door beckoning me to graze. Trying to get to the pool consistently for the exercise, I would love to partner with someone who enjoyed flat water kayaking and a host of other interests and open to learning some of another's passions. I would love to go visit hot springs throughout the west and Canada.
I’m really good at
I tend towards being a generalist. By that I mean I am pretty good at a number of things but not really expert on any one area. I have dabbled at such things as rockhounding and tumbling, beachcombing, skin and scuba diving, stonescaping, gardening. I love to sing and feel lucky to sing with the groups I am part of. Reading, traveling, & working on improving my Spanish are all goals and open to adding much more to the picture.
The first things people usually notice about me
I hope its not the glare of light off my forehead given my receding hairline. If I'm lucky its the grin and impish look in my eyes, but who knows maybe others think I'm squinting to see better. Now that Mr. Obama has made prominent ears back in vogue, maybe its my ears, you'll have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The list is longer than this space is big and you'd be long since bored. I think I'll pass on anchovies and I used to say rutabegas but roasted root veggies can be down right tasty. Not into country twang, heavy metal, or anything that taxes my ears. Elmore Leonard, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, John Sandford, Ursula LeGuin, Clifford Simak, Ken Follet, Dick Francis, and many other fictional writers. Enjoy non fiction as well. Most probably too much television especially when even with all those channels there is still and often nothing on. I enjoy a wide array of films as well
Six things I could never do without
My son and his family, love, affection, touch, good sex and sensuality, humor, novelty, agate laden beaches, almost anything with lemon and berries, dark chocolate and raspberry infused coffee, wide panoramas and electrical storms, sun drenched days, good company, great potlucks, laughing, good music, colorful and vibrant art, difference, uh-oh, I guess I went way past six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world and what it will be like for my grandchild(ren).
On a typical Friday night I am
Possibly out doing one of many things or home. Hard to say when one can be footloose and fancyfree. Being retired and not too heavily in debt allows one to be a bit more unpredictable.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
For such privacy to be put on display.....aaahhhhhhh you'll have to make contact first.
You should message me if
any part, or more, strikes a responsive chord with you, why then reach out, who knows where it might lead, you never can tell.
The two of us