The one thing I am passionate about...
Mostly, the welfare of my kids. I, like most other parents, would give my life to protect them. To a lesser extent, meditation and spirituality. I'm a novice Buddhist and, though I pick and choose what I like and am kind of making it up as I go along, it's making a big difference in my life.
I typically spend my leisure time
I like hiking and I'm happy pushing it a little. 10 to 20 miles is about right. Well, maybe that's a little optimistic but, still, I like to go a long way :-) I also play acoustic guitar, mostly for my daughter as she falls asleep, but also sometimes alone at home. I like most sports, including tennis, basketball, ping pong and golf.
The most influential person in my life has been
Can I list a couple of related qualities? Who's to say "no"? How about patience, tolerance, and respect for other people? A few....a few related qualities I mean. Not a couple.
The first thing people notice about me
Well, it's my height for sure. But that counts as appearance, right? And it needs to be something "other than appearance". Soooo...let's go with...polititude. No no...that's not a word. Politeness. That works.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Oh, I do read a bit. Maybe the last one I really liked was "Naked" by David Sedaris. It's a collection of essays about his personal experiences. Very funny and I like his sense of humility.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children. Being a dad is the most fulfilling thing I've ever done with my life.
- My father. He was a tremendously positive influence in my life. A great role model that I refer back to nearly every day, though he passed away 15 years ago.
- Meditation and Buddhist philosophy. It's transforming me into a more peaceful and loving person.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Ummm...let's see...(scratching my head)...my sense of humor, maybe? I'm pretty goofy at heart, but it doesn't come out until I get to know someone pretty well.
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Genuine, Modest, Respectful
A little more about me
Oh yeah, tons of stuff. But most of it will wait until we spend some time together. For now, let's just say these few things. I'm responsible and dependable, fiercely loyal in a romantic relationship and looking, ultimately, for someone to share the rest of my life with.But I'm aware that we can not just wave a magic wand and fall instantly in love, and so I'm taking my time, enjoying the people I'm lucky enough to meet and patiently waiting for the right one to wander into my life. Until then, I'm happy to make a few new friends.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field
Music I like to listen to
elliott smith, nick drake, sufjan stevens, decemberists, jim croce
Music I like to perform
Country, Folk and Traditional, Rock and Pop