I'm easy-going, creative, curious, humble, and love to laugh. I have an open mind and crave learning new things. Setting and accomplishing goals is important to me but so is the journey.
Growing up food was a huge part of life. Sitting around the table enjoying an incredible feast with family and friends is the source of great memories. This is also where my love of cooking stems from. I love great flavors and seek out different cuisines. Various regional-style restaurants from Europe, Asia and the Americas have opened me up to all kinds of flavors and fueled my desire to travel.
I am a gentleman first and foremost. My role models did not disrespect women and nor do I. I am honest and yes, I tell it like it is, but I can also handle hearing it like it is. I believe we are always learning, but I do not believe in trying to 'change' someone. Respect is paramount - for others yes, but mostly for self. I believe in holding the door for a woman always, not just in the first couple of weeks or months, always.
I love being outdoors, which likely comes from enduring years of long New England winters. I enjoy watching sports - basketball, hockey, football, baseball.
I love reading. If it sounds interesting, I'll read it. I truly believe you can always learn something from somewhere or someone, so why not check it out.
Music is like my lifeblood. My favorite genres include jazz, funk, soul, classical, pop, rock. Though I don't do it as a full-time job any more, teaching music is still a passion. I listen to as much music as I can whenever I can.
I enjoy museums, sightseeing, traveling and exploring. I am definitely not as world-traveled as some but I'm also not dead yet.
Who am I looking for? Someone who has a sense of humor - that means the ability to laugh at something funny especially if it is yourself, humble, confident, has a good sense of self, intellectually stimulating, loves exploring, respectful, passionate, deeply curious.