A little about me...
I am a recently retired journalist whose primary home is on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. but I have a winter retreat on the Banana River near Cocoa Beach Florida. If the winter turns bad in D.C., I retreat there to play tennis, golf and bike.. Reading takes a lot of my time, especially the Washington Post despite its liberal Op/Ed page, the WSJ, the Smithsonian, and Esquire. Despite hundreds (or so it seems) of tv channels, I routinely watch CNN, Fox, AMC, Turner Broadcasting, some sports channels and, of course PBS, especially Masterpiece theater. On the collegiate level, I'm a big ACC and Big Ten fan, especially the Terps, and, of course, I'm a fair-weather fan of the "Skins." Old movies, classics, if you will, are my favorite movies: Bogey/Bacall, Tracy/Hepburn, all hold up extremely well. Just finished a bio on John Huston and Alan Alda. Also, prefer political bios including Truman who said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." And, that was 60 years ago. Well "things' haven't changed much!!
About the one I'm looking for...
Having been raised in a big Catholic family, I prefer traditional values, but, that said, I appreciate a lady who has made a career and possibly juggled raising a family. Either or both situations draw my admiration. Physically, I prefer a fit lady, one who enjoys golf, playing and viewing, along with tennis and other outdoor endeavours.
I'd just like to add...
Finally, I am a classic car nut, preferring old Jags or Mercedes Benzs, hence my ragtopgentleman moniker. In college, I drove MGs and TR4s. Just can't take the "rag" out of the top!!
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I have to cook
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. A little patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Just OK
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Big on tennis and golf. Also, watch both on tv including ACC Basketball and NFL Games
Nature and Outdoors
I jog and play a lot of tennis and golf. Attempting to end running, bad on the knees, and take up cycling.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. How would you describe your personal fashion style?
Q. What is your all time favorite movie? and why?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?