A friend of mine once described me as an anachronism. I took it as a complement.
I'm pretty much settled in life, so the drama ,et al, has passed. I like my work, finances are secure. I guess I'm semi-retired in some respects and maybe in attitude (?). That's not to be confused with lazy or inactive though. I like travel a bit- for a day or a week, and have the ability to do that. I'm culturally literate and a freethinker, maybe that's why my mind is so active? If the mind isn't active, the brain usually is. I find simplicity to be a virtue- not a limitation. I'm a motorhead, but I like the oddball stuff. Old Corvairs are cheaper than old Camaros anyway..I'm quite mechanically inclined, and now I am going to start working with metal, so I can do more with my projects and be sure the work will suit me (and of course admit the error if it's not quite right). I work to eat well and carefully and ride a bike because it's the best way to gawk..I like people and many seem to open up to me. I'm a most willing listener- because I never learned anything by talking...
When I was a boy, I came across the idea of a renaissance man- someone who is not a know-it-all, but knowledgeable. So I've had a desire for knowledge and experience most all my life. I've worked it out (to this point, at least) so that I enjoy my work, but it doesn't get in the way of other parts of life- I have the time and resources to experience and engage in all that is outside of that. I've came across enough in life to be culturally literate, mechanically adept, and intellectually comprehending. I'm quite capable in what interests me. A sharp mind with talented hands, perhaps. Many say they are eclectic, but I expect I embody the word- many things can get my interest and I will want to learn more. I'm not narrow or simplistic...
What do I like? Quotes from The Voice...
"I like intelligent women.When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest..."
"When I see a woman who's attractive, it's not a sexual thing- at least, not immediately. I just admire the way she walks, for instance, or her carriage in general, and her general appearance."
From Miles Davis, Jazz trumpeter:
“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself”