A little about me...
I am perpetually curious about the world, eternally hopeful and live a multi-faceted life centered around the outdoors, healthful and peaceful living, interest in simple things and good friendships. I am retired from my first career in public service where I spent more than 30 years working with children and their families. My outdoor activities have included mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking and endurance cycling and playing as much as possible. I am deeply committed to my family, which includes two adult children and six grandchildren. I'm also a vegetarian. I enjoyed a part-time career, while working in my first career, as a climbing guide and instructor.
Anyone interested in a relationship should know that much of my life is centered on these things. I am interested in common ground and I respect differences, but there is also a need for you to share in some way my most important things in an active way. While I don't expect you to ride your bicycle 100 miles, for example, it is important for us to have an outdoor activity oriented lifestyle that is an active part of our relationship.
I'm now working fulltime at our local jail. I teach and manage the education program; rewarding work, and I find service to others important.
About the one I'm looking for...
I'm looking for someone to share walking barefoot in dew-covered spring morning grass, the mystery of the summer night sky, the smell of autumn leaves and the warm relaxation of a late winter afternoon in front of the fireplace.
I'm casual in most things I do, and like that freedom. I live a simple life. My partner should share this value. I'm looking for someone unexpectedly familiar in how we walk this life, I look forward to discovering our differences, which will make us stronger, and I want to find that middle ground full of possibilities.
When look at images on this site, I am looking for something elusive in your eyes but I expect to know it when it is there. I hope you'll see my youthfulness in my eyes and smile.
I'd just like to add...
I live in Southern Utah on a full-time basis, but willing to relocate to be with my partner if that's needed. I've recovered from some surgery and have gotten back into my outdoor activities. I've had the honor of having some of my writing published. I'm trying to learn to play the guitar. I share these things just as a way of saying "it's NEVER too late" for discovery.
Long distance may seem improbable, even impossible, but most of the world's wonders seemed that way to nonbelievers. I'm a believer - perhaps you are too.
I look forward to meeting you, and what we may discover together..
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I have to cook
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very 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. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it