Now very close to three score and thirteen,...decent health...semi vegetarian...love good wines and brews...occasionaly even brew my own porters...can hold my own in a scratch kitchen. Retired, neither rich nor poor...Liberal, and sometimes off beat in politics and world views. Not religious at all!! I respect all beliefs as long as they respect my disbeliefs! Not a couch potatoe, but enjoy my Netflix, NPR programming and interesting cinema. Only rap and twangy CW will form massive globs of ear wax. Love to find every live Folk or Jazz dive around!
Avid year round sea kayaker with an expedition sized hardshell and a sailing rigged Kleeper double for Puget Sound and larger mountain waters. Another avid interest is organic gardening and I have homesteaded a number of years of my life. My worse hang-up is photography! Use the old school method of black/white film with vintage cameras...large and small. Do dabble with my digi now and then. Never met an old barn or interesting building that I did not want to stop and introduce myself, and cameras too.
Enjoy vintage auto races and have raced my own Enduro kart on many of the regional sports car tracks during the "good" weather months of the PNW....now I am on the pit lane side. Not a Harley guy for sure! A moped and The Bus are all I needed in Hawaii. On the mainland, it's into my newer canopied PU for extended photo work and stays during road trips. Current passport and backpack for adventuring.
My languages are English, with rusty and infrequently used German and A.S.L.
Somewhat a bookworm if the text is interesting...have been known to purchase Phd dissertations!, and I still have a library card! Not into social media, preferring my "friends" to be corporal in nature. Do use the computer to keep up with the news and world events and the somewhat mindless "normalities" of day to day life (got to pay those bills..). NPR (both mediums) and Netflix take care of the canned entertainment/education urges but there is nothing like a live performance to get both the brain and heart moving. As mentioned earlier, I am game-on for any Jazz or Folk dive ! Beethoven and his bud's also rock.
9-28-2015: Recent wild fires in E. Washington destroyed my winter-spring residence so I am again snow birding to my Hawaiian Ohana in Waimanalo, Hawaii for the Nov-April (2016) months, while planning the restoration of the 10 acres & house. Who knows, I might make the stay permanent this time. Presently I am jumping between Puget Sound and the Okanogan for site clean up and rebuild, so I might be a bit tardy in answering any mails.
Let's hatch this out together!!
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