Who am I? I'm a photographer, web developer, UI (User Interface) developer, general computer geek, father to two incredible kids, and a guy who tries to do what is right far more often than what is considered wrong.
I'm outgoing, adventurous, low maintenance. I enjoy many things, especially being outdoors. I often have my camera in hand to capture images of the world around me (usually wildlife, landscapes, architecture). I'm not a couch potato, I don't sit and watch sports on the TV. I'd rather participate than watch. I can roam the aisles of a book store or wander through a museum for hours, I'm working on my self proclaimed musical illiteracy (help is appreciated), and adrenaline is my only chemical interest.
I feel that I am a good person; I strive to do what is right, I believe that honesty is vital, I enjoy helping others. I recognize that religion, spirituality, and a belief in something beyond ourselves is important to so many in this world. Christianity was a major part of my own life, even to the point of working for an international Christian ministry for many years. However I am no longer religious, I feel that there is so much more to life than what is taught in any one church. There are so many questions that can't be answered by one belief. When it comes to spirituality there are many interpretations, I'm not one to state that the beliefs of another person or group of people are wrong. It's never "my way or the highway." My morals and ethics are based on Christian values, but it is also my opinion that life is what you make of it - for better or worse. We are each capable of doing what society considers to be good or evil during the course of our lives, it is our choices and decisions that make the difference one way or the other. For me there's one go at this ride called life, I'm trying to make it an enjoyable adventure.
A couple things... regarding respect, to me it isn't something that has to be earned. It is given unconditionally, but can be lost depending upon a person's actions. The other thing is that I ask not to be judged by appearances. If one were to look at a photo and presume I'm a player, too rough around the edges, etc. That's not me, it wouldn't take long to discover that fact. Not being a player... I don't date often (I find being alone to be easier than playing the dating game), and I'm not after what many guys are. I'm sincerely looking for the best friend that is missing in my life. I'm not seeking someone who needs me in their life, I am seeking someone who wants me in their life.