reader, generous, animal loving, mischievous, progressively joyfully political, nature walker and gardening fanatic filled with wonderment, appreciation and gratitude for a life filled with many many blessings and the great gift of loving friends and family. .INFP / INTP on the Meyer-Briggs and does this EVER fit accuratly
I enjoy quotes that demonstrate shared values, creative thinking and playfulness. "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" Here are several of my favorites ...
...What greater thing for two human souls than to feel they are joined...to strengthen each other...to be with each other in silent spoken memories - George Eliot, English novelist (1819-1880)
...My spirituality is love, kindness, awe, compassion and truth.(Thanks, Dancinglight)
...." I care not much for a man's religion if his dog and cat are not the better for it." - Abraham Lincoln
I adore trees and enjoy travel.
Lifelong educator and educator trainer. Lived and worked in Michigan. North Carolina, California, Montana, Texas, and overseas as Peace Corps Training Director in 6 European and Asian countries. Taught and provided workshops on Youth Developmental Issues and Experiential Education in 38 states. Semi-retired and mainly writing, gardening, and providing place of comfort and mischief for Benny the cat. (Benny is generally recognized, by kitty experts in the know, as the greatest feline of all time.)
I have been " perfectly sighted'' for the last 5 years after several years of blindness – a period I now see as a blessing. Among other things, it gave me a far greater appreciation of music.
"We are not what we know, but what we are willing to learn."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
Tending to my son, kitty, and gardens. Writing about my time living and working in China, Russia, Poland, Mongolia, Slovakia and Hungary, teaching and consulting for the Peace Corps. Add some volunteer activity, spiritual play, and flexibility work; my half full cup is overflowing. I also travel and spend part of my winters in Temple Terrace, Florida
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain
Being in the Present
Listening and thoughtful consideration
Intimacy and sharing
Doing after meal clean-up
Honoring pets and kids in meaningful ways, that THEY enjoy
Dignifying creativity and effort in relationship building
- Jan L, Richardson."
Amazing cat BENNY
My laid back nature and attitude of gratitude
Tendency to dramatically inflate income amount on OkCupid
K.D. Lang...a voice for the ages. Coan brothers films are right up there. My long term love affair with ethnic foods is the stuff of epic legend.
Pema Chodron, Rumi, Emerson, Jon Stewart, House, The Invitation, Freakonomics, Jodi Foster, Lady Gaga, Gregory Bateson , Will Rodgers, Monet, Bach, Phantom of the Opera, Jeff Bridges, Kurt Vonnegut, Madame Butterfly, Stephen Colbert, Dylan, Chopin, Beatles, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Kate Hepburn, Casablanca, King's Speech, Van Gogh, Mozart, James Taylor, Mark Twain , Red Hot Chili Peppers, and my secret honey, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.
Progressive thought, action and discussion
Nature and outdoor activity
Sweet loving touch
The wonderful experience of working and living overseas in China, Russia, Poland, Hungary, & Slovakia. Life changing lessons for sure
Sometimes I stay up so late, that I have my morning coffee before I go to bed.
enjoy slow, soft and long term kissing activity! You like to laugh, are witty, and can be a bit silly at times. You believe that "special love moments" are not just for the young, but help keep one young at heart. You can take losses at Scrabble with good humor. You have sustained long term relationships with integrity and have close friends of both sexes. You love nature and are a life nurturer. You enjoy long walks or bicycling, and are fit. You are progressive in your thinking and appreciate diversity in people, culture, and spirituality. Appreciation of Buddhism a plus.
You would enjoy quality conversations with a guy who does not have all the answers, does not have to have the last word, and is not interested dating for dating's sake, but is seeking a long-term exclusive relationship.