A little about me...
feel so foolish doing this- i sometimes say life is a participatory sport and you can't score from the sidelines. so here goes .
i am the father of 4.My oldest lives in NYC . The teacher is in Dallas My son is 19 lives here .We get together 1 or 2 times a week . my daughter is 16 and i have joint custody 1 week with me 1 with mom. i have that commitment and joy for 3 more yrs.
Me ? I think most of my friends would say " great guy " loyal , smart a little hard to get to know
would say " i don't suffer fools " .I don't like drama , most emergencies are just not that big a deal , take a deep breath any let's deal with the problem .
Most stuff is negotiable, but i think tofu sucks tried it for a month every variation , all i could hear was the poor pathetic cries of the soybeans. I don't get / grok - NASCAR , hockey and rude people. When I go to big cities , I amble .
Usually wear jeans with cowboy boots or clogs . I have a suit or 2 a tux yep i can dance
We are looking for that spark that ineffable something .
I am in a good place grateful to see the sunrise and sunsets , smell the garlic and basil , the laughter just need someone to share it
you have to admit this cyber-space recycling center way of meeting is strange
About the one I'm looking for...
A woman who is " comfortable in her skin", confident , inquisitive,compassionate , quirky and eccentric are o.k. , independent. A partner , smart and intelligent , they are different , passionate about life , fit but not a nut. I am in good shape but don't need to ride across the Rockies 5 times to feel good about myself . A woman who is kind , loves kids , affectionate , must read education is a lifelong process, brutally honest on occasion but not 24/7 , can laugh or cry at a movie or the godlight in a sunset . And when it gets to that point feels good enough about herself to drag me into the shower in the middle of the day . If you look beautiful to me when you first wake up that's all that matters . Looking for that how did i get so lucky feeling.
Not looking for the easy score more interested at with what's between the ears , as opposed to other places , well at least at first.
Can't juggle so it is one woman at a time .
If you need someone to call or text 6 times a day , well that's not me . If I say your are the one that's it.
At this age we all look better in candlelight
I'd just like to add...
I am semi-green . I recycle, compost , have a garden, solar hot water , radiant heat floors, super insulated house , designed it built it. I usually forget the cloth grocery bags . Not a crazed tree hugger , just aware..
I contribute to NPR , don't have cable or X-box in the house . Hate my cell phone , leave it in the car most of the time.
Recently did facebook for business reasons and good grief . I am sorry there is probably a reason we have not connected in 5 years . The rush to be connected has diminished the quality of our communications . Actions still speak louder than words .
If you tell me you are kind , compassionate etc but treat our waitress rudely or tip poorly . well that could be an issue . Attitudes of entitlement make me sad .
Honesty . Big one. I can only remember the truth and will speak it or decline to reply but won't lie
Not my best writing but should give an overall impression . want to know more -ask
finally just in case it is a close call , I have 17 prisms in my kitchen window
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I love it
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. There's nothing better
My Top Interests:
Religion and Spirituality
A mixture of Zen , Jos. Campbell's Hero with 1000 faces ,Thomas Merton , marcus Aurelius,The 12 Steps( I have been in a program for 16 yrs ) ,Carl Jung's Collective subconcious , Wayne dyer's the shift ,Thich Nhat Hanh , jack kornfield ,ruiz ,Carlos Casteneda , The Tao ,and rami shapiro Shake it up and it is similar to a kaleidoscope of light or I could just be crazy - there is that possibility
The genius of Miles,Mingus & Monk . Or Billie ,Bessie ,Lucinda,Patsy or Ella . The voices in god's choir . Or driving at night with waylon willie hank or robert johnson Or cleaning the house to weezer , green day , the boss , the dead or the stones . the magic of Cohen live or the local band . 18,532 songs on my I-Pod
It started 39 years ago as really eating to feed the engine when I was a USMC officer . Then I bought the Fannie Farmer cookbook. since then I have done 90% of the cooking . I have taught tamale , gumbo and sausage making cooking classes . Now I have over 60 cookbooks .Lately I have been working on biscuits . Summer cooking from my garden using swiss chard , spinach added collards , arugula and kale to the mix . Still not sold on kale . Cheesescakes and pork green chile are the kids favorites
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. What is your all time favorite movie? and why?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. If you had to leave everything behind but got to choose 5 things to take with you what would they be?