I see myself as a man of contrasts. I work and play intensely, and I like to sit quietly on the North Coast or in a cabin or tent in the Sierras and read or watch the sky. I treasure my friends, some of whom I have known for 30 years or more, yet I am open to meeting new people. I have a 21-year-old son to whom I am very devoted, yet our conversations are sometimes so frustrating that I lie awake for hours thinking about our struggle. I work as a criminal defense attorney, work I find challenging and exciting, sometimes poignant and ridiculous, requiring creativity, perseverance and compassion. I love to travel, but seem to have traveled much less since my son was born. I am looking for a playmate, companion, friend and lover, a woman who is kindhearted, very smart, energetic, thoughtful and affectionate. I am looking for a woman of substance with whom I have the chemistry to start a new relationship and adventure.