There are many things I enjoy. I love to go to the theater and art museums, watch documentaries, listen to NPR (Terry Gross, Robert Krulwich, and Ira Glass are my favorites) and read the NYT. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Weeds make me laugh and "The Lives of Others" was one of my favorite non-doc movies of recent years.
I love traveling! Five yrs ago I spent some time working on army bases in Europe counseling soldiers coming back from Iraq. It was great to have an opportunity to travel while working in a new environment. Now I volunteer for Red Cross doing disaster mental health and just returned from working with people in WA who lost homes due to the fire.
In April I took a 2-wk trip to the big island of HI where I stayed in a 'hippie' retreat , a tree house, and a variety of Bed & Breakfasts. I'm already itching to plan a new adventure. New Zealand, Laos, Viet Nam and Australia are next on my list. Want to join me?
I've been a nature buff all my life. Being outside, in the woods, near water, or under an open sky is essential to my sense of well-being. Spending time being active at the ocean, a lake, or mountains restores my soul. I bike, hike, play tennis, dance, swim , paddle a kayak or canoe, snorkel, ski(esp cross-country), do yoga, etc.
Although I love being active, I am just as content reading in my hammock or by my fireplace and enjoy(cooking) the veggies and flowers from my garden.
My sense of humor, high energy, warmth, love of adventure, communication skills and vivaciousness are some of my strongest characteristics. I'm grounded, not materialistic(don't wear makeup/dislike shopping), playful, demonstrative, honest, kind, and loving. Touch is very important to me. I need to be with someone who loves to kiss, hold hands, massage, snuggle, etc. I like to eat mostly organic, healthy, and local. I’m looking for a man with some similar qualities and interests to share the ride.
I enjoy spirited discussions about matters of the heart, politics, news, movies, health, the environment and most other topics. It's stimulating and fun to be in the company of people who are well-read, well-informed, intellectually curious, laugh easily, care deeply, are in touch with their feelings(and can easily express them),and give back to make the world a better place. I am an accepting person who looks for the good in others..