A little about me...
I sold my Montana home and I am thinking of splitting my year between Oregon and southern New Mexico, with an occasional visit to Montana. I have family in Hillsboro.
My plans, however, are quite flexible and could change overnight for the right lady.
I am a retired journalist who continues to write. I spent nearly 30 years as a newspaper writer and editor, plus 13 years as a coast-to-coast truck driver.
I've lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Utah, Georgia, Texas, New Mexico and Montana.
I have been in every one of the contiguous 48 states, plus eastern and western Canada, and toured for 5 weeks in Alaska. In addition, a friend and I were on a one-week photo safari in Kenya, Africa. It included 7 game drives during 5 full days out where the animals are.
I am intelligent, reasonably well read, active, sentimental, have good character and manners, with a sense of humor-- willing to laugh at myself. And I am old-fashioned enough to like opening doors for my lady friends, and preferring to walk on the traffic side of the pavement.
My first book was published in the spring of 2009, and I have added 4 more. The 5th, with nearly 50 stories and 177 full color photos, is now available.
About the one I'm looking for...
I value good conversation, someone who enjoys reading and who looks for mental growth daily.
I'm looking to find someone to share all that is positive in life and waiting for us each day when we awake. I'm looking for that someone who spends much of the day smiling, and who laughs often.
I'm looking for someone who can be carefree and flexible; who can be somewhat spontaneous and capable of changing her plans overnight.
I seek a long term relationship, but only after becoming best friends.
I desire someone to love -- someone who enjoys touching in the giving and receiving of affection.
If you are the right lady, I will provide you with my time, my smile, my honesty, my effort, and choosing to make you a priority in my life. .
I'd just like to add...
Do not expect me to respond if you do not post a photo.
I really enjoy showing places I have been to someone who has not been there.
I remain active. I enjoy bowling, swimming, camping, kayaking, moseying through wilderness areas, writing and photography. And I'm quite healthy. My only medication is a glass of orange juice most mornings.
With age, I've learned to laugh a lot. It contributes to my health because there is no better medicine. Laughter and a positive attitude are the keys to long life and happiness.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite 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. Just OK
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
Crafts and Creating
I'm a writer. I enjoy sharing thoughts and ideas. I write essays and commentary about travel, social and political issues.
News and Politics
I check my email and the news every morning when I have my morning coffee.
Nature and Outdoors
I particularly enjoy camping and kayaking on lakes in the mornings and evenings. I don't do whitewater kayaking.
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