Originally from NJ, went to college in California and graduate school in Connecticut. Moved back to NJ after living and working in California as an institutional analyst/portfolio manager for too many years. Got tired of perfect bodies, world class food, and nice weather. Hope to meet a grumpy woman who drinks beer from a can. I am open to living anywhere but would like the decision of where to live to be made jointly with the woman that I am involved with. I am not religious - you might say that I am agnostic. I find the concept of race to be antiquated and absurd. We are all mutts. Unless you are an albino, you are not white. And I never met a black person. If you go back in time, we are pretty much all from Africa. People whose self-identity depends on affiliating themselves with a larger group need to develop their own individuality and get a life.And my ex got the dogs, so you would be stuck with just me. On the other hand, I will never have fleas and train easily. While living in northern California, I split and chopped firewood by hand for the fireplace in the living room, so I am not afraid of getting dirt under my fingernails. However, I don't go camping because there are no mints on the pillows when you are out in the forest.