I am a bright, sensitive, eclectic, spontaneous, inquisitive, funny, complex and passionate man with a wide variety of interests and life experience - much of it off the beaten path - foreign countries, meditation retreats. I love museums (I can spend hours and hours with especially with paintings and photography, but also sculpture, design...) theater, dance, concerts, film. I am very committed to Buddhist study, daily meditation practice and residential retreats. I love to travel. Music is a big part of my life - jazz, world (especially Indian), classical, rock, high end audio; photography, foreign films, vegan/raw restaurants, gardens, healthy cooking, exercise, day trips.
Discovering new things, meeting new people, adventures, learning and personal growth enrich my life. I work moderate hours and value a well balanced, healthy lifestyle. I like spontaneity, quiet times, silly fun, deep conversations, long walks, slow breakfasts, being in nature - living peacefully.
I am funny, often insightful and can be somewhat intense - very curious, full of energy and enthusiasm. I like to discuss culture and ideas - art, music, theater, philosophy, psychology, world events, what you did today, work, the whys and hows of life, people, behavior, art, history and our crazy world! I typically see the humor in situations. I appreciate people who can articulate their opinions without being overly dogmatic and share their emotions without blaming. I prefer to talk out differences. I value constructive communication very highly.
It is important to me to live life richly, with simplicity, closeness, ease, joy and growth.
I like to listen to jazz with the lights out then a hot bath before bed. I drive fast but safe. I cried at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. I ski black diamond. I cherish children. I want to visit Japan again to tour hot spring spas, Cambodia, Thailand (again), Vietnam, Laos, Nepal and back to Europe. I love, love the beach and ocean, snorkeling, body surfing and sailing - Hawai'i! I lived in Brazil when I was 15 - had many crazy adventures there!
I have visited much of Europe - going from museum to museum, cafe to cafe. Favorite cities: Paris, Kyoto, Istanbul, Paia. I drink Uji green tea, make great coffee and green smoothies at home. Love sushi and sake. I eat organic healthy foods and am learning vegan cooking. I am learning about sustainability and having a more "green" lifestyle. I rarely watch TV, but love DVDs at home.
Lately, I've been sampling new vegan restaurants, concerts at McCabe's, jazz at Catalina, running, organizing and taking photographs, checking out foreign and indie movies... Most fun on recent trips? Elephants in Thailand, snorkeling in Maui, dancing at Little Beach!! :))
I love to share my interests and passions. I want to know about yours. I value loyalty, honesty, fun, generosity, sincerity and caring. My friends appreciate my openness, thoughtful attention and good listening skills. I allow them to share their hearts and make them laugh! I owned a catering business in NYC in my '20's and was the head chef. I have been to Noh theater in Japan, flamenco in Spain, Beijing Opera in China, many musicals on Broadway... I love visiting the Magic Castle!!
I am an emotional person, but can also very analytical. I am balanced, bright, energetic and artistic. I am a concerned and loyal friend. You will feel respected and cared for with me. I value true friendship, sharing, emotional growth, deep intimacy, generosity, understanding, kindness and sensuality as they are necessary to make a relationship endure. I am attracted to a bright woman with humor, intelligence, curiosity and a caring heart - a woman who can share her thoughts - insightful, spiritual, fun, active, interesting, adventurous, sensitive, honest, introspective, sensual and kind - with a healthy lifestyle!