My name is Peter and I am 45 (alas), I'm 6'0" and about 195. I transplanted about six years ago from the west coast for a great job in the arts in a too-small town in Southeastern Kansas (quite the culture shock). I miss Sushi and foreign films. I've never married because until several years ago I had put my relationships second to my work and, cliche'd as it may sound, I hadn't met the right person. I recently ended a three-year relationship with a wonderful woman, which, despite wishing and hoping on both of our parts, never turned into the right relationship for a lifetime. I'm in a place in my life where I crave intelligent, caring and affectionate companionship with a potential eye to lifelong smitten-ness. I am monogomous and always have been. I don't lie. I'm occasionally given to bombast and pomposity, but willingly admit it. I'm pretty well read for an American, and probably more politically aware than most. I have a wonderful dog and a big old victorian house that has taken forever to fix up. My favorite books are "The Little Prince," "The Prophet," "To Kill A Mockingbird," anything by Shaw or Twain. I like a quick sense of humor if it doesn't hurt anyone. I make people groan with my puns. My parents are still together fifty years later and my family is close, though spread out now. I have all of my limbs, blue eyes, and usually brown and grey hair, getting greyer and less brown as the seasons pass. I have enough money, but don't care too much about it and lived for many years on little more than dreams, creativity and passion, I was quite fulfilled. I am looking for a woman who is passionate about her life and excited to both revel in the world and try to change it to make it better. I'm attracted to bravery in life, taking the chances to pursue one's dreams. While I want someone who is supportive of me, I don't want a satellite. I want her to have her own interests and passion too. I've run out of room but there's so much more!