A little about me...
I'm a rather laid back person, living positively from one day to the next. I have a wide variety of interests and have never really been bored in my life. I work out regularly, and am very attentive to diet, health and wellness. I have retired three times. I retired from the federal service in 1994; retired from consulting in 1998; and retired from teaching high school and junior college in 2003. My home base is Prescott Valley, Arizona. I am not an overly religious person in the traditional sense, but I appreciate and am grateful for all those things bestowed upon us each day by the mysteries of our creation and our development as stewards of our planet. I am definitely not an atheist who may not have expanded vision of the Universe beyond what can be seen and felt in an immediate and limited reality. I am always open to new and challenging ideas. I guess I am more prepared to look outside the box - whether the box represents narrow religious dogma or no belief in anything.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am looking to establish a sound, stable, committed relationship of friendship and mutual interests and respect for individuality and space. Generally, I am not interested in someone more than three years older than I, but there are always exceptions. Those are just personal preferences. If you smoke at all don't waste my time or yours. Common interests might include dancing, biking, hiking, photography, woodworking, lapidary, computer graphics and travel abroad and around this beautiful country we call America and Home. Always open for new things and new places and experiences. My favorite music has to be smooth jazz, but I like classical, popular and country music too.
I'd just like to add...
I enjoy fine wines and gourmet cooking, and simply love gourmet wine dinners. I still manage several restaurant Internet Web pages for that in Minnesota. I'm a news junkie and follower of all sorts of news and politics and sports. I like quiet winter evenings by a fire or summer evenings on the patio, listening to and smelling a cool summer rain - joined by the right companion. That right companion must be intellectually compatible. It would also be a bonus for a companion to be as attentive to general health and wellness and physical appearance as I am.
Additionally, I don't like to play games or have to pry information out of someone. Communication should be smooth, honest and uncomplicated. I am an open and honest person and expect the same in return
I get a bit annoyed by people who subtract as many as 10 years from their real age, or submit photos taken 20 years ago, supplemented with very poor quality more recent photos or group family pictures no one can see. Just be honest. It works better for all concerned.
I am not attracted to women who are significantly overweight .
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I love it
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Extremely romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes 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. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it