Raised in Phoenix,attended undergrad in S. Cal., and have spent many, many winters in Chicago. Physically: I am 'decent' looking and in great shape. Emotionally: a stable, easy-going person. And, intellectually: bright, observant, and have a deep sense of humor. I'm an 'optimistic realist'. Although patient, I don't like to waste time. (Life's too short.) I'm direct and honest- no games. (If you're drawn to 'players' or flashy dressers, move on. That's NOT me!!). Interests include spending time with friends/family, sports (playing and watching), reading, writing, and movies (particularly, the independents). I've traveled to the other side of the world, attended concerts (Manilow to Metallica), and visited numerous museums. I go to the theater, volunteer, tutor kids, and attend services. I try to expose myself to all kinds of areas (took a computer class, changed the radiator in my car, grow vegetables in the garden, built a gate at the house, swam with sharks, counselor at a camp, etc.). Basically, I'll try anything once. But, in the very end, I enjoy simply hanging out at the park, watching my dog (Oscar) happily run around.