75Saint Paul, United States
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My self-summary
I'm enjoying retirement after a 35 year career in MN state government. On my last day of work, I left at 4:30, walked across the street to the local pub, ordered a beer and was fully adjusted to retirement by the time it arrived. Now that I have all the time, if not all the money, to do what I want to do, I'm in search of companion(s) who might want to do similar things or provide suggestions for things I've never considered.
What I’m doing with my life
Since retiring I've done what I intended - do more traveling. I've been on an around the world trip featuring the Trans-Siberian Railway - the real one, not the one that goes to Beijing - Tuscany, and a number of spots in the U.S. Shortly after the Tuscany trip, and as a result of difficulty climbing the tower in Pisa, I learned I was in need of cardiac bypass surgery. The surgery, in February, caused me to delay a trip to TX, AZ and CA to visit family. After the operation, my goal was full recovery by Saint Patrick's Day. The doc said I made it, so ten days later, I set off on the postponed 6,000-mile drive. My next big trip, I hope, will be to Chile and Argentina, correcting my failure to yet make is south of the equator and, I hear they have some good wines down there.
I’m really good at
If I were good at only one or a few things, I probably would not have spent my life as a librarian, a career where virtually anything you know will be put to use at some point. Instead, I'm moderately good at a wide range of pursuits.
The first things people usually notice about me
I usually don't talk much unless I have something important to say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The last book I read was something by Keillor but it was so long ago I don't remember the title. Reading books is something I did voraciously early in life but haven't found time for of late. To my mind, the best movie ever made was "Dead Man Walking." I see a lot of films and prefer good character studies above all else but enjoy just about anything. Musical and food tastes run to the eclectic with an emphasis on blues, oldies, and in both music and food, ethnic.
Six things I could never do without
Other than friends and family I don't think there's anything I couldn't do without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I want to travel next and if there are any great wines out there I don't know about yet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I admit to nothing and if you find out I'll bet you can't make it stick.
You should message me if
The spirit moves you.
The two of us