Basic Beliefs: Compassion for all beings is the most important value; protection of the environment is the most crucial issue.
You are empathic.
I am a former (one enlistment) Marine...you need not be.
My hiearchy of passions are my two sons, other family, music and the arts.
I performed with the Jax. Symphony (trumpet); I don't toot my horn much these days...switched to guitar.
I enjoy listening to classical music, but preferred playing the blues and other jazz in smokey bars.
Other passions: The Theatre and ballet...poetry in motion.
You have passions.
I'm a retired government executive....mostly over social programs. It is has been envolvement with vulnerable children and troubled youth that has been the most meaningful. Therein lies my expertise. I know I made a difference helping some reach for and grab a better life. For that I am thankful. What more could I want? Maybe you.
I am fit...not overweight
So are you
My home is down the street from the ocean in a quiet neighberhood. Life is good, with the caveat that injustice and poverty torment me.
While I have about seven years of post graduate education, most of valued learning has come from reading and talking with people from all walks of life.
You: extensive formal education not required... intellectual curiosity is.
You do not fall for propaganda. Facts matter.
You know that the oft quote of Patrick Henry is NOT, "Give me Liberty, or give me...well, let me think about this some more"
You value freedom for self and others.
A favorite quote: a person's age is what they think it is if they don't know how old they are
Don't assume chronological age is correct; it is a scientific fact that all people do not age at the same rate
I prefer a dog as a pet, but a cat adopted me.
You love animals
Maybe more later
Best wishes to all, George
It is now later: I am interested in spellcheck. Where is it?
more later: I can't find my cat.
even more later: rescued a kitten
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
To get a first date? Or does this mean what to plan as a first date?
If the former, I would try charm.
If the question is what I prefer as a first date, well I would consider the wishes of the woman I would propose meet for dinner in a quiet restaurant with atmosphere...you know, like romantic
I'm not keen on a quicky... like meeting squeezed in during a work break
I've been told that sometimes I overanalyze questions. I don't get it.