i'm a creative lovable communicative left leaning mensch romantic with a tender heart and ready smile. i know how to sit quietly and listen, and am learning how not to try to fix everything. i love quiet moments, fresh air, all weather, the sounds of nature (ESPECIALLY laughter), time with friends, intimacy, most children, my children (30's), many animals, diversity (you name it; cultural,musical, artistic). i'm active physically, but love food (veggie and fish), and tend to overweight, so need to keep at it...although big, i'm still pretty solid (read bearish) and healthy. my favorites are long walks, biking, and downhill skiing. my friends say i'm attractive, some say handsome. i have reasonably long salt and pepper ponytail behind a thinning front and extremely bushy eyebrows. i'm an artist working primarily with wood and light. i've travelled extensively, and include a broad spectrum of spiritual ideas in my own life practice.