A little about me...
I was born and raised in the Kansas City area (Overland Park), attended The University of Kansas and later received my engineering degree from Kansas State University. I moved to Amarillo, TX in 1980 and have worked as an electrical power systems design engineer for over 33 years.
My wife passed away 8 years ago and left me her two wonderful daughters who each have young children (ages two, five, and seven). The grand-kids are a lot of fun and come over to visit me often.
For hobbies, I'm a good guitarist and love playing and listening to music - all kinds including contemporary finger style guitar, folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. I'm also very interested in hi-fidelity sound systems, their design and construction. I'm a very good craftsman and somewhat of a perfectionist at the work I do with my hands such as wood work, home remodeling projects, or electronic equipment design and repair. I am a strong chess player, and a very good cook with certain dishes. I also enjoy riding a bicycle when the weather is good.
I love traveling to the mountains and riding historic trains such as the Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad. I also love good art, sculpture, and photography.
About the one I'm looking for...
I've been asked "what is the most important quality you are looking for in a woman." I believe a person must be taken on the whole based on many factors. I think that it's probably not possible to pinpoint or predict exactly what characteristics draw two people together, except to say that they must be physically attracted to each other, able to communicate on a deep and meaningful level with ease, and able to fill the voids in each others lives. However, I can say that the woman for me must be honest. Also, I am a somewhat shy individual, and usually feel most comfortable with women who are outgoing.
I'd just like to add...
I am spiritual but not involved with any organized religion. I was raised a Christian and accept Christ's teachings, but have also come to believe that we are here on Earth to learn and grow spiritually and that there are many paths to God. I need someone who is willing to accept my spiritual and religious beliefs, even if they don't exactly match her own. I am open minded in this regard, and want her to be the same.
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. Always on time
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 enjoy it