I am an educated, outgoing, compassionate and civic-minded man who loves a challenge. The tougher it is the better. Not afraid to take risks and to confront problems. Very committed to improving life on this planet and furthering equality for all. Friends tell me that I generally find the silver lining in any dark cloud, and have unbounded enthusiasm and curiosity in all that I do. They've also told me that I'm the kind of guy who will take a stick and poke at a hornet's nest to see what happens, but while everyone else runs back a safe distance to watch, I'm the type who stays right under the nest so I can watch close up and not miss anything. As I said above, I love challenges and seek a partner who likes them as well.
I spent 25 years in the Fed Govt and have a good retirement, and have owned my own successful international business for 15 years. I've had two very exciting careers and am now taking the time to stop and smell the forsythias along the path of life. Love quiet evenings at home, but also like to enjoy a moderate social life as a couple. Truly enjoy family life, esp with my grandkids around. Have a grown son who is a former Navy fighter pilot and is now a Navy doctor. He and family, including 6 yr old granddaughter and 2-year old grandson, live on the east coast. I also have a very creative grown daughter who lives in Colorado.// I'm never a couch potato, and stay very active. Love music and dancing, civic involvement, and can sometimes be found with my car windows open, whizzing down the road, singing at the top of my voice (it keeps the dogs and cattle off the road in front of me!)
I'm serious follower of most things politically liberal (though sometimes moderately so) and have been involved for 15 years in an international human rights organization and their work around the world. I love to write, especially political op-eds, and have been published including co-authoring a book. Love tackling major challenges and solving problems. My life's work and also my avocations have been focused on "saving the world". Truly love the outdoors and exotic locales and all things related. Have regularly traveled the globe and been to all 5 continents repeatedly, with much time in Russia.
My perfect match is an intelligent, articulate, outdoors-oriented active woman between 50 and 65 who is bubbly and witty. A bit of a risk taker herself and willing to think and express independent thoughts. Will have her own interests, but also willing to join in mine, as I will in hers. Likes to stay on top of current affairs and political issues, and can hold her own in philosophical discussions. A fellow writer would be worth 10 bonus points and a set of Ginzu knives with a lifetime guarantee. Must like Italian food. Does not have to be a gourmet cook, but not adverse to meals at home. Does not have to have anything near beauty queen looks, but a wholesome appearance and pride in that appearance. Likes a moderate social life but doesn't have to be on the go all the time. Likes occasional travel together. Loving and caring personality is very important.