A little about me...
I’m an honest, ethical, kind, considerate, literate, and loving person who is intellectually and physically active, emotionally available, and spiritually awake. I retired from full-time work in local government some time ago, and for the past 11 years I've been a part-time instructor at a local university, where I've taught a variety of courses in the humanities. I enjoy the study of language, literature (especially poetry), philosophy, and religion. In addition to exercising daily, I also enjoy spending time with friends, dining out (Chinese, Indian, German, Italian, or virtually anything else), engaging in cultural activities of various kinds (e.g., visiting museums, art exhibits, concerts, the theatre, lectures), or watching a TCM classic film I recorded. As for cooking, I enjoy it even more when I have a partner, and I’m only too happy to serve as a sous-chef for someone more experienced in the kitchen. Finally, although I am by nature a serious person, I have a healthy sense of humor and genuinely enjoy making others laugh and/or lightening any momentary sorrow. Meet me and you'll see.
About the one I'm looking for...
I’m seeking a sisterly soul for all forms of dialogue: intellectual, spiritual, and physical. I want a confidante, friend, and collaborator in living—someone who is capable of both giving and receiving in the context of a mindful and meaningful committed relationship. However full your life may be with family and friends, you should take time for yourself, have thoughts to share, and enjoy sharing them with someone who will receive them with gratitude and offer you understanding and affection in return. In short, you should prefer communication to conversation. You should also have the time, the capacity, and the desire for a fully human relationship, and be as open as I am to being changed—not essentially, but in some ways—within and by such a relationship. For example, I have not been much of a traveler, but I am willing to travel with you if that is something you enjoy. Still, no matter where we go, being with you will be more important to me than our destination. I’m not seeking the exotic, just the joyful celebration of daily life.
I'd just like to add...
While I have much to offer the right person, I want you to know that I’ve been diagnosed with a fairly rare form of macular degeneration. I can still drive without restrictions, but I choose to no longer drive at night, and I now use magnifying devices to help me read. I’m told that my vision may stabilize rather than worsen, but no one can tell me at what point that may occur. I tell you this simply because I’m honest and have no desire to waste your time. I’m probably in no more danger than you are of ever going blind; it’s just that my world looks more like a Monet painting than does yours.
My photos are all from the summer of 2011, so If I look far younger than my years, that is due to diet, genes, and exercise, not to photo fraud. Photos are desirable here, but please don’t tell me that you "like" one of my photos or merely "flirt" with me. If things I write here resonate with you, tell me what they are, what values you think we share, or what we have in common. If you are a woman for whom character counts, words matter, and moments are meant to be savored, please do send me a note and tell me so. Speak to me in the language that you know, and I will respond. I’m so looking forward to hearing from you.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Extremely patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Extremely 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. There's nothing better
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. There's nothing better
My Top Interests:
I am a part-time instructor at a local university and have taught a variety of courses in the humanities over the years. I read, write, or translate something almost every day, and I study languages, literature, philosophy, and religious traditions because I find doing so inherently pleasurable. But I also love discussing what I’ve read, so I hope you, too, love reading and discussion.
Religion and Spirituality
Although I was raised a Catholic and have devoted a good deal of time to studying the Judeo-Christian tradition, I continue to be interested in other traditions and I do not belong to any organized church. This is why I think of myself as spiritual rather than religious.
News and Politics
As a former public sector employee who retired from an administrative position after 20 years of service, I remain interested in political issues of all kinds, and I recognize the importance of keeping abreast of all levels of governmental activity.
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. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.