I see the beauty in the everyday and feel blessed to do so. I love NPR, tech gadgets, singing, the movies, reading, cooking, my daily walks, travel, sharing an umbrella in the rain, and laughter. I collect and use vintage fountain pens. I've been told that I'm "more fun to travel with than my girlfriends," High praise indeed. I have a smart, sharp wit. I have built a career around children and am in love with my 5 year old granddaughter. I believe that I am a partner with the divine in this world for its healing. Follow your heart and remember that the heart is a tricky mechanism. Speak your truth in loving kindness. Accept the words that the heart whispers to you, and those more directly uttered from each others mouths. As a widower, and in subsequent relationships, I have learned that opening oneself to great joy also opens us to great pain. And still I choose love and life.