A little about me...
I have a PhD in Economics from Columbia University; am well-read especially in economics and the founding fathers biographies. I workout 60-90 minutes a day and am active in financial markets. I am very much a family man with three grown children who visit occasionally. No grandchildren. My parents and sister live in Monterrey County Calif.
About the one I'm looking for...
A healthy active woman, nonsmoker, and athletic, who loves to take long walks, is well read and educated; who likes to go to museums and enjoys the early history of our country--a lot of which centers around Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston. I like independent women who value strong relationships and nurture them.
I'd just like to add...
Shared values are very important to a successful relationship as is mutual trust and emotional support. In my family, independence and strength are highly valued. My parents, who are both 88, live in a four-bedroom ranch on an acre of land which they maintain with little help. My Dad still reads the Wall Street Journal daily as do I and we often discuss economic policy issues raised in its pages. My Mom remains a hard worker despite her arthritis and damaged heart. She is approximately the same weight as she was 65 years ago. Dad helps her keep the house "Spic & Span" clean. They are my role models.
My sister is superintendent for a largely Hispanic school system K thru 12 in Salinas CA where my parents live. She is an expert in conflict resolution and bilingual education and she is dearly loved by those with whom she works. It is not a stretch to say she works 60-70 hours a week. She is my best friend and I love her dearly. When I visit, I do chores around her house like clean the gutters, painting, repairing, weeding, etc. I also cook for her and she for me. These are special times as I have lived on the East Coast all my adult life and she has lived on the West Coast since she was 8 years old.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
My main source of fitness is a 6.25 mile walk at close to a 4 MPH pace. I also like biking. In bad weather I use a treadmill with a 10% uphill grade for approximately one hour and a Bowflex for upper body strength.
I love football, formula one racing and baseball; but it does not consume a great deal of my time.
Nature and Outdoors
My daily walks are along the shores of the Chesapeake bay. I also go on long hikes. When in California visiting my sister, we will often spend half a day hiking. When my sons visit we also go on long hikes. I grew up in California and love hiking in the redwood forests and along the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
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. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?