A little about me...
I have a decent wit, (i'm told) along with humility,energy, passion,humor, and a desire for a woman in my life who sees that I'm not simply an intelligent-android, or a walking encyclopedia . Former MENSA, ARTS AND WRITERS , ,LISTED IN WHO'S WHO, TWO NEA GRANTS,WELL-PUBLISHED LIFE-LONG,SETTLED,own my residence; that's a bit of my baggage.,.I'm seeking a bright educated woman who knows about real things in life, and is not just out on a fishing expedition .I'm no snob,and not particularly self-satisfied .I'm as weak or as strong as the next man. I pursue frequent adventures.and prefer adventurous /romantic points of view from a woman who is bright, and ( as well) somewhat on the tallish and leanish side,as opposed to "a few extra pounds." My humor and sincerity helps make me a good partner,I think. I'm one of those men who enjoys life as an occasionally- amazing daily journey rather than a gloomy workhorse enterprise, I am not office-bound with high-speed appointments,and I'm financially independent, if modestly. I've traveled and lived worldwide, and have had several authentic professional careers . Ongoing small talk puts me off.
About the one I'm looking for...
I'm seeking a romantic 'refugee' from the 20th century ...who is smart,with humor, good looking, tallish, leanish, educated,monogamous,and generally healthy. NOT MUCH interested IN SANTA FE STYLE (class-conscious"artsy" life amidst haute cuisine,and inherited money) ,, or in retired 'burnouts'. I'm pretty secular, so not really interested in 'afterlife' conversations,'pie in the sky' speculations or "metaphysical/yoga" issues. I prefer life in the here and now. And, I really love women of the type I've hopefully described . .. I'm fairly traditional, not to be confused with being timid. I try to wait for signals from a woman', rather than grabbing first. I like touching and feeling , when its agreeably feasible. I figure that the cold-hearted careless woman on a date isn't really interested in a serious relationship anyway ,I'm seeking a sensitive,educated,lean and attractive retired woman, someone who is genuinely curious, and open to adventures of all kinds
I'd just like to add...
I have several interests that I actively explore and hope that one or two of them find their way into
the interests and heart of the right woman. It's a throw of the dice,I know, ,But, if you're the right woman, I'll like you easily and well, truly and faithfully,and will hope that you'll come to like me..Maybe more. I think that's as good as it gets. PS I do enjoy estate sales for their history,their adventure, their art treasures,and for their often- wonderful grown-up toys.I have serious collections: rare non-fiction books, ,jazz lp's,, film soundtracks,,collectible videos,odd teapots, mid-century modern furnishings, art pieces, a collection of old cigarette and pipe paraphernalia, fun items and first edition collectibles. Love science-fiction fliks,NYT,MSNBC, shooting pool and billiards, ethnic eateries, music events, traveling in the state after adventures,little-known haunts.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Just OK
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:
Nature and Outdoors
I've explored worldwide on foot, Have also pursued amateur astronomy lifelong; a former boater on the Great Lakes,always looking for adventures in New Mexico.
Involved with the arts: lifelong, reading, writing, world music, media, visual arts, architecture,, design; anything that opens the door.
News and Politics
I'm drawn to cultural and political events, worldwide. The world is changing rapidly. . Political behavior tangles madly in technology and ecology ,and has called me to various levels of alert .. I'm pretty much an agnostic, with progressive humane ideals.
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