The one thing I am passionate about...
I love walking/hiking in the woods. I care for the environment. I love to sit and read on the porch at my country house and enjoy the sunny, warm weather. I like to be out-of-doors as much as possible in summer, and enjoy winter walks too. I enjoy reading tales of chivalry, Tolkien, as well as funny books (like Vonnegut, Sterne, and Petronius).
I typically spend my leisure time
With my family (in the summer, enjoy picnics, the beach and weekend vacations to the mountains). In the winter, I enjoy reading, going out on the town for a little fun (theatre, dining, or just out for a few drinks). Sometimes just renting a movie and making some snacks and hanging out at home for the night.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who is communicative, has a good deal of self-awareness, enjoys looking inward as well as doing the work it takes to develop a meaningful and loving partnership. Someone who is fun, somewhat spiritual, and who has grown up (no guys' guys). Like a man with energy, but who also has an easy-going temperament.
The first thing people notice about me
Friendly smile and upbeat personality. Approachable.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Ivanhoe. I love fantasy, tales of chivalry, and historical novels (I enjoy medieval and early modern literature). Ivanhoe is, broadly, the tale of how the English, with the help of Richard the Lionhearted and the English knight Ivanoe, reclaimed the throne of England from the corrupt King John and his Norman ministers. They do so with the help of Robinhood and his archers. I enjoy these kinds of books because I am interested in history, but I like a fantastical element as well (this world needs a little magic!).
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good friends
- healthy, intelligent, loving children
- my inner strength, determination and intelligence
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am not just a happy-go-lucky person - I have feelings and am multi-faceted emotionally. I want men to be serious about a relationship if they initially pursue me.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Articulate, Caring, Intelligent
A little more about me
I have learned a lot about myself since getting into my mid-thirties. I am willing and believe I am able to do the hard work it takes to build a committed, loving, long-term relationship.