I am an easy-going, but somewhat ambitious guy. I like being active in the community and in nature. Music is my first love and I play with friends regularly. I have a dog and a cat that get along passably well. I enjoy reading fiction - mostly spy novels and thrillers. I believe in trying to improve oneself as much as possible. Trying new things is important for me. I love a good conversation, but don't enjoy wasting time with people that don't add anything substantial. Life is too short to mess around with nonsense. I have traveled a lot in the past and spent years living abroad. My job now requires me to spend more time locally, but I would love to go for another adventure soon. Learning, whether in the classroom, at the dining table, or on a hike, is part of who I am. I like being around people that encourage me to learn and strive for more. That said, I also like being lazy. From time to time I just need some time to sit and watch an outrageous action movie or stupid comedy.