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My self-summary
I am told that I act, look and do younger than most my age.

I would like to meet a kind, happy and interesting person who is looking for a bright, compassionate, interesting person who has lived a good life and has a wealth of memories to be shared; someone who wants to discuss world events and continue to learn and participate in some of life's pleasures.

Family is important to me. Tolerance is important, as is compassion and understanding.

I love to travel -- not for the "been there, done that" factor -- I travel to learn (about myself and others), to exerience that which is different from my small world, and to piece together the small bits of history and the arts that I have read or heard about through the years. And at other times, I just want to veg out in a lovely place, be it near water or in the mountains. I've been to much of Western Europe, Canada, spent time in New Zealand and Nepal, travelled a month in Eastern Europe, went to the Panama Canal, and went around Cape Horn (enjoying both Chile's and Argentina's Patagonia regions). Recently toured with a choral group in Spain, then spent time in Rome and Florence. There are so many more places to be discovered.

Reading, music, news and movies are staples in my life. The arts, gardening, helping out those in need and supporting my friends also fill my week.

I enjoy the outdoors and exercise. I live a healthy life, which includes wine and chocolate. I cook. I laugh. I play dominoes (Mexican Train), gin rummy, Tripoly and Bananagrams. I knit some. I watch news, enjoy The Daily Show and Colbert, tune into Grimm and Revenge. I am being reintroduced to golf, and college football holds my attention.
What I’m doing with my life
Things I enjoy day-in and day-out: gardening, reading, singing, walking, my puppy, my home. Things I like to do regularly: performances at symphony hall, Museum lectures, Botanical Garden, movies, good wine with friends.
When I can: visit my family, travel
I’m really good at
Making friends and family feel welcome and comfortable in my home.
Keeping an open mind, being a student of life.
Listening; acting when needed and appropriate.
Thinking on my feet; anticipating others' needs.
Writing, singing, dreaming.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am an optimist. I have high energy, strength, and a good attitude.
I have an infectious laugh and an engaging smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading and there are so many favorites that choosing just a few is difficult. Read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, and thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Potter series. I find Alexander McCall Smith delightful, and I enjoy books like "A Year in Provence." Grishom and Dan Brown are always good reads.

I love the arts -- symphony, choral music (well, music in general), theatre, foreign films, dance, paintings and sculptures.

My taste in movies runs the gamut -- from Harry Potter, to romantic comedies, to classic drama (Bogart , Denzel Washington) and new drama, some musicals (Mama Mia, Chicago and Nine), some kids' movies, documentaries and foreign films.

I like museums -- though some more than others. Folk museums are a must when travelling.

My taste in foods is eclectic. I try most things at least once and, though not a gourmet cook, do ok in the kitchen. When eating out, I prefer things I don't make at home, including Thai, Sushi, veal marsala, lobster bisque, grilled steak and pork chops (I don't have a grill).
Six things I could never do without
Supportive family and friends.
Things I prefer not to live without:
Books and music.
Good Coffee and fine wine.
A society that values education and thinking.
My good health and intellect.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You should message me if
If your interest has been piqued and you are looking for a solid and healthy relationship, and a long term friend.
Please pass me by if you are a bad boy or a player. Nice and kind are absolute musts. Selfish, arrogant, rude and crude are not becoming in my world.
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