Hmmm. Let's see . . .
I am complex. But isn't everyone?
Open hearted and open minded. Playful and practical and passionate. Intuitive and analytical. Entrepreneurial and optimistic.
A word guy and a feelings guy. Thought AND Emotion. Why settle for just one or the other, eh?
Alliteration anyone? Convivial Conversation. Companionship. Cuisine. (Cooking AND Consuming!). Cuddling. Coitus. Comfort. Challenge. Conscious Co-creation.
I LOVE Nature. Favorites so far: the desert, the mountains, the Pacific Northwest coast, Alaska, Ireland, and the Scottish Highlands. Plan to check out Namibia, Kurdistan, the Greek isles, and Italy in the future.
I believe—no, I KNOW—there is infinitely more to us than our physical bodies. I personally don't care if you call it God, Allah, Spirit, Creator, Nature, The Universe, or Source Energy. This is the context for the content of my life. Non-judgement, forgiveness, and gratitude as key practices.
A classically-trained operatic tenor, I write songs and play the piano, guitar, accordion, hurdy gurdy, and drums.
A gourmet-ish cook who loves to wash dishes too!
I believe that any relationship (acquaintance, friend, lover) has at its core the purpose and opportunity to serve as a catalyst for personal growth. I also believe that becoming conscious of this, and above all taking consistent positive action, are the keys to satisfying and happy relationships of any type.
I believe that workable romantic relationships result from each person paying sufficient attention to the desires of the other, provided each person remains true to him or herself. Spend quality time together, and, in the words of Gibran, "let there be spaces in your togetherness."
I'm a writer—two published books and scores of magazine articles—and a trainer. Currently studying alternative healing methods.
I own a small house in the upper Mojave desert and work in OC, sleeping in a rented room in a good neighborhood three nights a week or so. If you live nearby, I can certainly arrange to spend more time in OC.
Six concealable tattoos, including a green peace sign on the bottom of my right foot. Got 'em all after my 43rd birthday, and don't regret a one.
Previously married for 20 years, together a total of 25. Still on good terms. One daughter, 29 years old as of this writing.
My "past life" is as an internationally recognized tactical and self defense trainer. While I still teach a couple of firearms skills classes, I shall fight no more forever. I'm TOTALLY committed to Peace on Earth. (Literally so: see "tattoos" above.)
I got quite fit a couple of years ago and am committed to staying so. (I've been relatively wiry most of my life.) FWIW, I also like being clean shaven.
I greatly enjoy in-depth conversation on most any topic. (My female friends say I am a master of "girl talk".) I simply LOVE romance. I like good food. I like to travel—domestically and overseas—preferably with an adventuresome female companion. I like all manner of physical affection: holding hands, kissing, caressing, cuddling, and, and, and. I am told I give excellent foot rubs! I LOVE the Great Outdoors. Oh, mentioned that already. Guess I really do! Attending plays, concerts, and other live entertainment in the city is cool too! I am fascinated by and a believer in all manner of metaphysics—yes, including some really "woo woo" stuff—but don't need you to believe the same as I do. My three favorite things are to explore, to create, and to give.
Seeking a long term, monogamous relationship with a woman who is smart, strong, soft, funny, serious, quirky, confident, vulnerable, spiritually awake, self-aware, kind, tough, gentle, sexy, and loving. Someone who enjoys some or all of the above, particularly travel, food, physical affection, and conversation. (I will be a good co-participant, Sherpa, or tagalong in your favorites too!) Curiosity and sense of humor a must. Likewise open and honest communication.