I have three amazing daughters and they are an integral part of my life.
I have been a computer programmer since 2001, but started my working life as a video producer/director, so I do have a creative side that I like to indulge. I love goofing off with graphics programs where I paste the heads of animals or monsters onto pictures of my kids. (It amuses all of us.)
I have lived in New York and California but call Colorado home. CO is beautiful and I'm happy to put down deep roots here. I enjoy hiking, museums, art galleries, movies, reading and talking, talking, talking. I need intelligent, challenging conversation on just about any topic, from ancient religion to current politics to movies. Oh, and laughter is a must! I have to stress that - if smiling hurts you because you aren't used to working those muscles, then, well ... LOOK OVER THERE! A LION! [me running away...]
Music is a huge part of my life. I confess to consuming between six and eight hours of it a day, but I swear I have it under control! I could stop anytime I want, I just... uh, CHOOSE not to! It's just a social thing, you know? But, uh... I have a Kan 'Nal single here I'd like to play for you. First one's free and all the cool kids are listening to it. ;-)
I enjoy travel when I have the time for it, and have visited and/or worked in Paris, Barcelona, Moscow, Budapest, London, and Bangkok.
I am happily at a place in life where I don't have any interest in pretending I am something other than what I am. [Age + Wisdom = Happy!] Trying to pull off the whole "I'm a Jedi warrior" thing was becoming tiresome anyway.
I am passionate about many things in life (My kids, civil rights, religious freedom, good movies...) and enjoy women who also find passion in some of the same things. I have absolutely no stomach for needless drama in life. If you are the type of person who needs to create drama in your life, in addition to the hardships we all face normally, stop reading here.
I am spiritually and politically liberal and believe that simple compassion towards each other (after all, we're all in this together) acts as a wonderful guide in most of life's exchanges. I am not a practicing Buddhist but love Buddhist thought and try to incorporate some of it into my daily life. Namaste! It will probably come as no surprise to you then that I prefer not to be around racists, homophobes, the perpetually angry or the religiously intolerant. Smile, it won't kill 'ya!
Chronologically I am 49 years old, and am responsible at a 49 year old level, but through some fluke of time my spirit has aged slower. It would be nice to meet someone else with a slowly-aging spirit. If you find that you use the words 'tea-cozy', 'snood' or 'doily' in daily conversation, we are probably living in different worlds. (If, however, the words 'trance', 'tribal', 'world', 'peace' or 'didgeridoo' get your blood flowing, we should talk!)
And you? Maybe you have some cool ink? Maybe you have a gypsy-hippie streak in you? But you are definitely funny, strong, big-hearted and you smile and laugh often. You are quick-witted and generous. You try to eat healthy but are brave enough to jump on a package of Oreos before they explode, in order to save those around you. You like exercise but also know which cushion on the couch is most comfortable. You love to have friends over but also enjoy quiet time. You love being outdoors but also love being indoors. In fact, as long as doors are in the mix you are happy. (You're easy to please that way.) You love rain but hate liquid… you ride a bike but think wheels are for the lower classes…
Actually, I am starting to wonder about you…