2012 and it's time for an updated profile. lolol. I owned a successful small business for 20+ years but was forced to close like a lot of other small businesses December of 2008. I was fortunate (or unfortunate depending on your point of view) enough to be able to open another small business in June of 2010 but it did not take off like I hoped and had to close down in late October of 2011. After months of job hunting I finally will start a new job at the end of March. It will be quite different working for someone else after being my own boss for 22 years. I am ready for the challenge of a new job with a company that continues to grow and hopefully I will grow with them. I am looking to meet someone with similar interests which include sports, exercise(tennis and walking), cultural outings, going to movies or hanging with good friends. I appreciate the value of good friends and my family. i enjoy watching sports and going to basketball and baseball games but I am not a sports junkie. I always enjoy making new friends and staying in touch with old friends. My friends would describe me as loyal, honest, caring and giving with lots to offer the right person.