The one thing I am passionate about...
While I have many interests and I appreciate certain individual pursuits, I am most passionate about my family and friends. To feel complete, I require an active life that is filled with new experiences. I also love to travel.
I typically spend my leisure time
I am happiest outdoors, when spending time with others, or when learning something new. Whenever I have the time, I find pleasure in sailing, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, gardening, woodworking, SCUBA diving, traveling, organizing a party, reading, and yes, even vegging on occasion. I also enjoy attending concerts and lectures at the University and around town.
The most influential person in my life has been
I seek a partner who is authentic, values honestly, leads a healthy lifestyle and has the desire to share the meaningful life she's built with the right person.
The first thing people notice about me
My inquisitive demeanor. I have a curious mind; I am eager to learn from others and I am fascinated by their interests.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I recently finished reading "Deer Hunting with Jesus". Despite its name, this book has nothing to do with religion. The book offers a unique perspective of the rural-American lifestyle; it was written by Joe Bageant, an intelligent, self-proclaimed "redneck." I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to gain some insight into the thinking of individuals whose ideas are generally different than mine.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I'm most thankful for the people in my life, their support and the experiences we've enjoyed together
- The opportunities I've been given
- To live at this time, in this place, with a wealth of readily-available, easily-accessible information
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I strive to be open-minded and non-judgmental. If your perspective differs from mine, I want to hear it.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Kind, Loyal, Thoughtful
A little more about me
While I understand that there's a certain art (and protocol) to dating, I'm not into pretense, so if you like my profile and you're comfortable doing so, drop me a line and we'll arrange a casual meeting over coffee or a snack.