The one thing I am passionate about...
Intelligent people who are grounded, pragmatic and can teach me things. Surrounding myself with those who have depth of character, loyalty, and a passion to keep learning and exploring; respecting there is a higher power to answer to. Taking good care of those that matter to us, because life is short. Understanding that yes, dogs are family. Nature, kayaking, hiking, history, foreign policy, travel and reading.
I typically spend my leisure time
Kayaking, hiking, reading, travel.
The most influential person in my life has been
Back up your words with your actions, the true test of character. Humility, empathy and loyalty.
The first thing people notice about me
My energy level and that I speak quickly and openly like a true Yankee. No B.S. what you hear is what I feel. Perhaps a weakness for sarcasm as well, yet mixed with diplomacy, I am still polished.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Last Tsar Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin.I am a foreign policy geek, and love biographies as well as global think tank musings on our world. This is a big thing with me, so deal...
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children
- My friends
- My pragmatic outlook
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I may seem initially reserved to new people, but I am incredibly social and loyal when you know me. I struggle with professional extrovert/ personal introvert syndrome.
Friends Describe me as
Energetic, Good listener, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
Life is precious and short. Too short to be unhappy, I embrace the idea of falling in love with my best friend. Divorce taught me that a successful relationship is built on common interests and truly feeling your partner is your best friend. That is what builds real intimacy. Would like to eventually show my children a positive model of a healthy relationship. I think that only parents will understand this, I hope you are out there...
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, History, Nonfiction
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Shooting
Sports I enjoy watching
Movies I like to Watch
Educational, Historical Drama
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, News/Journalism