Down to earth, father of two young men, 21 and 23. I'm romantic, confident, successful, playful, with a good sense of humor. I enjoy meeting new people, watching live bands, dancing, U.W. Badgers, movies, dinner, theater, hiking, biking, the Arboretum, Devil's Lake, and the Memorial Union terrace. I'm happy with life as it is, but would enjoy sharing it with someone special....someone looking back at me as I turn to look back at her....Someone with "laughing eyes and smiling face", who understands that everything happens for a reason, and is able to see the positive in every situation.....Someone who would like to share her world as well as new experiences with someone as special as she is. A quote from my favorite book, "THE NOTEBOOK": "My life? It isn't easy to explain. It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither have I burrowed around with the gophers. I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and I've learned that not everyone can say this about his life. But do not be misled. I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and I will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."