56 Grants Pass, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an optimist, happy in my skin, considerate of others, approachable, engaging, confident but not arrogant, relaxed and VERY easy going, I've got good manners, pay attention, am more old fashioned than new fashioned. I communicate well and believe laughter really is the best medicine, it's healthy, it's happy, it's free and it's infectious.
What I’m doing with my life
The kindest things I can possibly do. I produce live music here in the Southern Oregon area, booking festivals, vineyards, clubs and special events. I have a nicely developing Organic garden/farm on 11 acres SW of Grants Pass. I'm growing vegetables, fruit trees, assorted plants and herbs and especially super hot chiles. Gardening has been a love of mine for most of my life. Thanks to my folks and good upbringing! Over time I have developed super hot dry spice blends, 3 flavors of BBQ sauce and a Caribbean style hot sauce. Some of my income comes from these and other farm produce. I also work as a handyman, operate heavy equipment with my father on occasion and sell heavy equipment etc. online. I like wearing an assortment of work hats... I have 2 beautiful children who live in Portland with their mom. They have my heart, but there is plenty of space left
I’m really good at
Writing, communicating and listening.
cooking, farming/gardening.
striking up a conversation and
getting to know strangers
Being a gentle soup nazi :-p
Keeping folks smiling and laughing
And a whole bunch of other stuff
You're gonna have to search me out
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am approachable, friendly, talkative and generally always in a good mood. I love kids, babies and most folks dogs...
I am happy about my life. Attitude is everything and enthusiasm is contagious...share that with your people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I prefer music ...Love Folk, Blues and Jazz. Some of my favorites are Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Patty Griffin, Leslie Helpert, Shawn Colvin, Little Walter, Amy Winehouse, Sixto Rodriguez, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, ....It's a LONG list....Books about gardening, farming, music and history.
As to movies..Romantic comedies, Dramas and Documentaries.
"Amy" and "Searching for Sugarman"
My favorite food is Thai or anything Pacific Rim.... Followed closely by Italian, Mexican and BBQ! I can make a deep dish Lasagna that would make an Italian Gramma weep tears of joy...And maybe you too :-)
I can't live without Avocados, Oatmeal and Craisins ....and English muffins with peanut butter.
Favorite Quote: “You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” - Oscar Wilde.... Nice Huh?
The six things I could never do without
Companionship with friends and family, Music in general. Especially live music. The mountains, rivers and streams that surround the beautiful place where I live. Having satisfying work to do each day. I can't live without Avocados (did I mention that?)....And finally, the sixth thing I don't want to do without is the sweetness that comes with romance and the wonderful dance that follows when the "friendship turns to a loveship"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Kale, frisbee, knitting, cabbage, volleyball, bulldozer parts, spring gardening, whirled order.....Also GMO labeling, good soil, permaculture, how to restring a tennis racket, Scrabble, Crater lake, Pho..... being in love again. .....There are a few others....Daydream travels...Moorea, New Zealand and other warm climates with sandy beeches! Where would you like to go?
On a typical Friday night I am
Making Guacamole. Listening to live music....And...wondering when I might be listening and dancing with someone cute and magical...Is it you?
Having friends over for dinner....Going out to try a new restaurant.
Packing the truck with the canoe and camping stuff.
I'm open to new ideas ....what should we do?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Long, Long ago.......I was running naked through a busy Avocado orchard.....
You should message me if
You feel like I've mentioned Avocados way too many times.
If anything you've read resonates with you.
If you enjoy the simple things in life.
If you like spontaneity and adventure.
If you are seeking a truly down to earth man in your life.
If you understand the long term benefits of being friends first.
I'd love to hear from you I'm sure!
You bring the chips