I am well traveled, intelligent and very laid back single father of two children, both in high school. I believe that I am living proof that God does indeed have a sense of humor. I still love to travel and will continue to do so until my dying day. I like all music except Country, although in small portions, some of it is tolerable. I am a commissioned artist and have been so for 30+ years, with my work scattered about the United States as well as (a lesser amount) England and Ireland. Currently I am showing my work at the Chattanooga Market on Sundays and enjoy getting out and mingling with the crowd.
Believe it or not, I am a pretty good cook, I keep my house clean, my lawn looks good and I am pretty self-sufficient. I have a wicked sense of humor, have never made the final cut for the Jerry Springer Show, no criminal record (amazingly), pretty fair dancer (honestly), I play the drums (badly), raw oysters (I love), Exxon, McDonalds and WalMart (I hate), and I even own my own tuxedo. (and several pairs of raggity-ass jeans)
* A few random notes of interest: I actually live in Chattanooga, although I was born in Dayton and haven't lived there in decades. Frankly, I am a Liberal. When I text, I spell every word and use the correct punctuation. I type with 2 fingers. And as long as I'm being honest, I might just as well say that first and foremost, I am looking for a friend first. I'll admit that sounds a little (okay, a lot) like BS but this is a real issue for me, for if we can not be friends then frankly, I am not interested. Spiritually, I believe that there are universal laws that apply to all religions, denominations and faiths; which include Bible-thumping Baptists to Athiests alike. Those universal laws, those things that we can not escape, those are the things I believe in and what I teach my children.
Truly, I have lived a colorful and event-filled life with lots of associated stories. Over the years I have realized that honesty is the key to a successful friendship/relationship, and I promise that should we become friends, I will be honest to a fault. Life is just too damned short to posture, to play games and to mislead or to be misled. It is bad for you AND it is even worse for me so I stear away from that sort of behavior, simply out of respect for the universal laws I referred to in the previous paragraph.
Currently I am building my retirement cabin on Monteagle Mountain and hopefully I will be moving in the week following my youngest graduating from High School...or maybe sooner. Who knows?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A cup of coffee would be nice...or even a pint of beer; your choice.