I love animals, have a dog and a cat. Three children grown and gone. I like to go walking in the woods, canoeing or kayaking, always on the lookout for birds. I am a writer and artist. I am serious but love to laugh. Love good movies, interesting books. I am a good listener and expect same in my partner. Freedom and wherewithal to travel, go to museums, concerts, plays. Love to stay home during a storm and light the fires.
Meet for coffee in a clean, well-lit place, get to know each other by talking, listening, laughing, taking a walk. See if there are any shared interests, like travel or music, movies, books, will not talk politics or religion until the second date.