I am easy going, optimistic, adventurous, artistic, and a good listener. I am a kind, caring person who knows how to be a good friend. I love to be outside enjoying nature and especially like to walk along the beach; I also like swimming and biking (and would love to do some canoeing). I love a good movie, book, museum, concert, getaway weekend, or a tasty meal and interesting conversation with good friends. Weather permitting, I spend many a day working in my flower garden with my assistant Sophie, my short haired tabby, who keeps me laughing. I am passionate about my work--teaching, writing, and making pottery. I like yards sales (the last frontier for treasure hunters). But I treasure my friends above all else. I'd love to meet an intelligent, well balanced man who loves life, people, and cultural things and likes to talk about anything--even the "off limit" topics of politics and religion. I enjoy being with pepople who have lots of interests and are open to learning, sharing, and exploring anything--about the world, art ,nature, and music.