The one thing I am passionate about...
I was a Scoutmaster for 25 years. I truly enjoy teaching a skill to a young person. I enjoy discussing history and good literature. I very much enjoy biking and kayaking. I enjoy listening to an eclectic selection of music, e.g., classical, 50's & 60's rock 'n roll, big band, and classic country. It is very important to me that I and my mate are physically fit. I usually exercise every day. While I do not attend church regularly, it is important to me to be morally sound, and I need the same from my mate.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading history and magazines on current events. Biking. Kayaking. Dining out. Reading poetry.
The most influential person in my life has been
I am looking for a friend with whom I can spend the rest of my life. That sounds too simple, so let me elaborate. A friend will have these characteristics: a deep capacity for love, honesty, integrity, loyalty, an ability to resolve conflict without rancor or anger, compassion, and a willingness to listen.
The first thing people notice about me
My smile. I have a boyish smile that can best be described as somewhat shy.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman. It is a compelling discussion of how and why capitalism works, and why the government cannot successfully manage a command economy. What most impressed me is the understanding that personal liberty cannot exist without economic freedom and private property.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My late wife. We had thirty six years of marriage that were absolutely beautiful.
- My four children. They are exemplary in every important way.
- My health.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My sensitivity. I give people the impression that I am a happy-go-lucky type without a care in the world. While I am happy, even insouciant at times, I am not frivolous. I am quite sensitive and thoughtful.
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Genuine, Intelligent, Physically Fit
A little more about me
I was married to a beautiful, intelligent, woman who was an excellent wife, lover, friend, companion, mother of four wonderful children, and my soul mate. I am still recovering from her death, however, I know that I need a NEW woman in my life. I am not looking for an avatar of my departed wife.
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing, Shooting
Music I like to perform
Classical, Country, Folk and Traditional