A little about me...
Revised August, 2013:
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I retired from Pediatrics to enjoy ballroom dancing (I have won 3 competitions: in July-Atlanta, Sept 2012-Tampa,and Jan 2013 -The Brawl-local), singing , traveling ( Italy/Greece in Oct. 2012), swimming laps, and classes in ceramics and stained glass.
Someone close to where I live is preferable, but an interesting alternative is meeting an adventurous retired woman who resides in a relatively warm climate and would be willing to live half of the time at her home and half of the time at mine. Two important locations are Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles where my children have homes.
The pictures I have posted include my daughter, son, mother, sister, and brother, along with those from ballroom dancing (including the stained glass dancers), and show the whimsical taste I have in art and decor. I prefer receiving an email, and I will not respond if you have no pictur
About the one I'm looking for...
I would like to develop a relationship with an affectionate woman where we are devoted to making each other happy, but as much as any of us would like to ride into the sunset with our white knight or princess, all of us know that relationships are remarkably hard work - we are such complicated mixtures of characteristics and backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, that one wonders if that perfect partner exists.
I am sincerely looking for a life long partner - in all aspects. She should be financially self supporting.
My primary desire is someone to come home to. You do not have to be a ballroom dancer since I can easily modify my dancing schedule so that the relationship takes precedence.
I'd just like to add...
Reading. Books by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Carl Sagan, Dan Brown, Dan Da Silva. Recently re-read all of The Nero Wolfe Mysteries. Others:"The Lady with the Dragon Tattoo" Trilogy, "Our Inner Ape" and "Getting the Love You Want - A Guide for Couples". In progress: Numerous mystery stories by various authors.
Movies. Run the gamut from "A History of Violence" to "A Prairie Home Companion". In the DVD collection: "Gross Pointe Blank" "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Pierce Brosnan; "Prime" "Get Shorty" ";;;;The American President" "In and Out" "The Cotton Club" "Kill Bill" "The Princess Bride" "Shrek". Especially enjoyed the Danial Craig "James Bond Movies".
Music.Do appreciate the iphone. Enjoy Classical, Du Wop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock N Roll, Blue Grass, Rag time, Swing, Movie and Show Tunes. Most favorite:"Big Bad Voodoo Daddy". "Rap" and "MTV";;;; and the word "Music" should never be used in the same sentence.
Also on the iphone podcasts of "Car Talk", and "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me".
Religious orientation:A secular, humanist who believes in the separation of State and church and who believes in the ability of human beings to act decently toward one another without the imposition of outside forces.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. A little patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often 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
My Top Interests:
Ballroom dancing (add swimmiing to make "Fitness" a 4th interest"), singing, live musical theater, swing jazz e.g. "The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy".
Crafts and Creating
Stained glass and ceramics classes.
Shopping and Collecting
This interest is obvious when you see my pictures.