A little about me...
I am a 71 year old bachelor who is going through a transition from a highly engaging career in education to retirement. I grew up in New York City, traveled around Europe, and returning to the US, worked in welfare rights organizing in NY City, ended up in Eugene in 1971, where I became part of the Direct Instruction group developing and implementing instructional materials for at risk children. In addition to teaching in Eugene, training teachers around the US and writing college and elementary school text books, I provided housing as part of the Sanctuary movement for eight years, with many of those from El Salvador still friends of mine today. Being in good health, I exercise regularly, enjoy watching sports, going to movies, being with friends, dancing, studying Spanish, and, at this point of retirement, looking for companionship and new ways to continue to be of service, now that I am moving in to retirement and have more free time. Even though I have been single, I have been fortunate to have many friends who have treated me as a member of the family,.
About the one I'm looking for...
Here are some personality traits and values I appreciate: friendly, respectful to all people, cheerful, kind, positive, open minded, generous, independent, more liberal than conservative politically,
I'd just like to add...
I spent a good part of my life with work as my centerpiece. I joined with a group of people who wanted to bring academic success to children throughout the country and particularly in schools serving at-risk kids. I traveled a lot and spent a lot of time writing. I have always liked visiting people and conversation, but did not develop lots of interests. Now, I am ready to expand my horizons by developing more interests, and am very open to new possibilities.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. A little romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
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 enjoy it
My Top Interests:
Am interested in kids getting a fair shake in school. Providing kids with success to prepare them for life. I've worked with schools serving poor kids in many cities as a consultant.
News and Politics
I grew up in NYC. I took the subway to work and got in habit of reading newspaper. Now I am particularly interested in health care reform.
I like a wide range of movies. I go to Bijou often. I like movies that tell a good story.
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. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
Q. Do you have any strange or hidden talents?