I am well traveled, intelligent and very laid back single father of two children, one in High School and the other, a proud eighth grader. I believe that I am living proof that God does indeed have a sense of humor... being so damned old with such young kids. That's okay though because I wouldn't have it any other way. 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 25+ 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 say "Thank you" instead of "No problem", 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: Frankly, I am an old hippie at heart. I believe that marijuana should be legalized and in the event the laws should change, I will be the first in line, so you should be (at the very least) 420 friendly. I am a Liberal. When I text, I spell every word and use the correct punctuation. I admire/envy all the couples who walk through the Market holding hands. 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. I know very well that this might inhibit the number of people who contact me but again, life is just too damned short to posture.
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.