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My self-summary
Enjoying leisurely rides with the PWTC or climbing from Longmire to Paradise. Just got back from New Zealand and the West Island. 2015

I rode the Bridge Pedal August 2014.

Warm, passionate, politically moderate, bright, fit, active man, NPR listener, PBS viewer, looking for bright, fit, compassionate woman

East Coast transplant who has lived on three continents

Cosmopolitan rather than multicultural
What I’m doing with my life
Finished a two thousand mile summer bicycling across the US with my kids in 2012. Still don't ride faster possibly ride longer; broke the century mark on the last day.

Traveled widely, especially in Europe, over the years.
Lived modestly so I can travel extensively. Taken my kids to Eastern Europe often.

Served on multiple non-profit boards

Enjoy live music and theatre

Something of an Epicurean I am seeking out sources of beauty everywhere I find it from the Huntington Library to minor quotidian details
I’m really good at
I bike ride, hike, swim, read, travel (especially in Europe)
Once upon a time I was an authority on Danish agricultural producer cooperatives and the American intervention in Siberia, 1918-1920. Really esoteric topics
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My musical tastes run the gamut from classical to classic rock (The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell etc.) and includes a little country, especially fond of roots music. Heard it on NPR. Alison Kraus, Willie Nelson, Mary-Chapin Carpenter...

Movies: Captain Fantastic, The Big Short, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Robot & Frank, Once, Gladiator, Good Night and Good Luck, Willow, The King's Speech, Unforgiven, Midnight in Paris, The Usual Suspects, Dr Zhivago, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, The Wonder Boys, The Gods Must Be Crazy, the Bourne movies, Up In the Air, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Philadelphia Story, The Hunt for Red October, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Borat, The Third Man, The Maltese Falcon, Ladyhawke, Almost Famous, Out of Africa, Harold and Maude, The Year of Living Dangerously, Sideways, Dead Poets' Society, Shakespeare in Love, The Lives of Others most movies w Clint Eastwood and most Hitchcock. Partial to independent movies.

books: the Arkady Renko novels, the Bernie Gunther novels, The Swerve, Moneyball, Thinking Fast and Slow, Longitude, The Last Stand (about Custer), Wild,The GULAG Archipelago, the Stieg Larson books, The Name of the Rose, Bloodlands, Out Stealing Horses, Dreams of My Russian Summers, The Issa Valley, Embers, A River Runs Through It, The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice, all Jane Austen, The Hobbit, The Polish Trilogy, The Periodic Table, A Confederacy of Dunces, Postwar Europe, most first rate history and biography, John le Carre's the Quest for Karla, PD James among many others

TV: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Person of Interest, , PBS, The Colbert Report. If you confuse Fox News with anything other than right wing propaganda we won't get along.

Food: Almost anything ethnic, love cheese, avocados and chocolate
And moderate amounts of cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir. Avoid restaurants because of their excessive reliance on butter and salt. If this is a problem, move on.
The six things I could never do without
Bach's music
Books, especially serious literature and academic history
the great outdoors
my far flung friends especially near large bodies of water
my children
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world and the enigma of the stock market.

If you are a political extremist we will not get along

I worship in God's temple of Nature
On a typical Friday night I am
Searching for some live music event to attend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Since its private why would I post it here?
You should message me if
You are very bright but not insecure enough to try to convince me. At least 5' 6" and about 50. You strive for fitness. Like blonde or redhead, blue or green eyes. Must be fiscally fit. Environmentally conscious a bonus. Well educated. Well traveled. Like intellectually stimulating conversation. No smokers. No drugs, everything else in moderation.

Do you get excited wandering the aisles of Powell's? Are you equally captivated by Botticelli's Venus on the Half Shell as by a Rembrandt portrait? Could you hike to the top of Multnomah Falls? Does history (or some other academic discipline) deeply engage you? Like to bike ride the three volcanoes of Portland? Would you be entranced by the Baroque buildings of old Vilnius or the medieval stone walls of Dubrovnik or Tallinn? And delight in Bach's concertos?