A little about me...
I'm a career journalist who now works for K2Radio, the biggest radio station in Wyoming. (50,000 watts of pure AM love.)
I resigned from the Casper Star-Tribune two years ago after 20 years, and in the meantime have done some traveling and took courses at Casper College.
Before arriving in Wyoming in 1992, I worked as a reporter in Colorado Springs and Beaumont, Texas. The latter city -- and you thought Twin Peaks was weird -- helped me unlearn everything from years in grad school (Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and undergrad (English Lit, Miami University). While I value education and learning, I'm a blue-collar guy at heart, something I picked up from my depression-era parents.
I do some hiking and camping. But what really sends me is train travel. Likewise, long excursions in the MG fill me with joy.
About the one I'm looking for...
Who/what am I looking for? Mutual attraction, of course. Humor, curiosity, spontaneity, crazy dancing, art.
And someone at least as smart as I am for conversation, and I'm darned serious about this because I need to be challenged. Let me put this another way: spending five minutes with the likes of the Kardashians or Paris Hilton (what the hell have they done anyway?) would inflict the most pain I could imagine short of being waterboarded.
If there's an intellectual fire -- the kind that refines, not destroys -- other fires will come along just fine.
I have little to no patience for gossip, gambling, or social-ladder climbing.
Women who get grease under their nails and dirt on their denims during the day and don dresses for an evening on the town drive me happy bat-nuts. I want to treat you like a lady, although my idea of ladylike ranges from holding open the door to passing you a beer on the beach.
While I like closeness, I'm not comfortable with touchy-feely stuff initially.
And if you think that I'm not your kind of guy, please let me know. Rejection isn't fun, but being lost in the Great Cloud of Unknowing is even worse. I've been guilty of doing that to others, too, and I'm ashamed that I have.
I'd just like to add...
Here's a bit of soul-bearing that may assist your decision whether to further check me out. You saw the category "never married." While that gives me a fresh attitude, it can carry a downside of not necessarily having impeccable social skills.
A few more details: I'm a human to a cat named Noir, have a modest collection of books including two I wrote, occasionally perform in community theater, and nurture a curiosity about what's around the next bend. Other experiences include being a foreign correspondent for Hearst News Service in 1986, driving a stock car at the local track in 2003, taking ballroom and jazz (not so good at the latter) dance classes, skiing and staying upright, being threatened for stories I've done.
Musical interests range from classical to new wave and punk, and the usual standards of U2, Springsteen, Stones, Beatles, Led Zep, The Cure, Pat Benatar, Sarah McLachlan, Lady Gaga, Neil Young and Bob Dylan. I dance by myself, but prefer partners. I fly the flag on my 93-year-old house, listen to the Clash, cook my own meals, wear vintage clothing, collect antiques, and try to learn new technology.
In other words, I'm something of a walking contradiction. If you think you can handle that, check me out.
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it