I've always thought that the perfect relationship for me is a hot romance with someone who lives down the street. Someone who is busy, happy and fulfilled in his own life and wants to come over after a long and wonderful day doing his own thing to discuss ideas and solutions..."over" could be from the next room but someone who doesn't expect a companion who entertains them. I'm a writer first and foremost....I earn money doing that and I love earning money writing. I'm terrible at small talk and find the minutia of most people's lives boring in the extreme. I like ideas. I like to solve problems. The way to my heart - or any other body part - is through my brains. Of course I was much more exciting before old injuries from a life of dancing and sports decided to bite back....I don't do long walks any more at least not without my wheelie.
Long term monogamy tends to be my inclination. I've thought long and hard about what I want and what I want is not conventional - I'm not conventional. I'm looking for a friend first, second and third. I like to give myself time to know someone. I'm physically responsive and not at all a prude but I am selective and like things to grow out of mutual interests. I strongly believe in chemistry. I like people who like me the way I am not the way I would be if I was back in my dancing days, was a snappy dresser, loved large parties and big groups of people. I definitely don't like to argue I'm also not very dominateable....as a Taurus I'm quite happy smelling flowers until I'm not.
I'm not interested in religion in the slightest. I'm not a traveler - physically - unless travel is made really easy. Mentally the world is my oyster. I love good conversation with interesting men who are interested in things.
I don't like mental and emotional games - I leave the games for cards - although I stopped playing bridge because there were too many games involved that had nothing to do with the cards. I prefer direct communication to sub-text but I'm pretty fast at understanding subliminal conversations.
I suppose I'm looking for someone who is as active and busy as I am... (mentally - physically I'm rife with arthritis and sit most of the time) I'm determined to become a best selling writer on the digital sites and have my income match what my Google profile suggests. I'd like to spend time with someone I can be alive with. I'm not conventionally romantic. I dislike public displays of affection. Brainstorming is my turn on - I love ideas - I love learning new things - in fact holding hands by the fire and long walks on the beach sound rather prosaic unless the conversation is scintillating. My Wheelie doesn't work well in sand. I'm a peculiar mixture of introvert and leader. As a Number 1 Taurus With Leo rising and Mars in Capricorn, my inclination is to be both out there and not out there. I like to think things through and adjust rather than be confronted.
I am not interested in wasting the time of men who have never read a book nor am I interested in Conservatives - we'll bore each other really quickly - either that or come to blows. I don't like fights I like solutions. There's nothing worse than watching a date's eyes glaze over as I finally get to talk about something I'm interested in. I love good conversation and I particularly like problem solving in the political and economic arena. I love Robert Reich, Keynsian Economics, The New Deal. I detest Ayn Rand. I've been a politics and news junky for years. My novels are political and medical thrillers. My idea of a fun evening is cooking a good meal for a small, select group of like minded friends talking politics and solving world problems. If you don't like someone smart don't waste your time on me.
As a professional writer I spend countless hours alone in a room that is populated with fictional friends and enemies in wide ranging situations and circumstances - That life is an amazing adventure. My passion is to write medical and political thrillers when I'm not writing non-fiction. Lately I've discovered the profit in writing romantic erotica - It's fun and I'm relieved personal expertise isn't a prerequisite.
In my past I have done some fairly exciting things - I've climbed the Grossglockner in Austria which was a long hike except when we were on the glaciers and I did find edelweiss - I did quite a bit of rock climbing in the Schwangunks outside New York City - I did some great hiking in the Tetons. I horse raced in Wyoming - well at least the horse raced. I was on the ski patrol in Vermont and was a New York City Paramedic. I was hugely involved in Democratic politics and was a community activist for years. I used to be a dancer, actress and singer - mostly show tunes and opera and was a lead singer in both a Light Opera Company and a Gilbert and Sullivan company. I built a ground breaking ambulance service from scratch. I co-directed the summer internship program at the Ford Foundation. I've been in business for years - my position has usually been the power behind the throne - although I'm just as capable of leading as the person I usually stand behind - I love strategic planning and project development - organizing is like breathing.
I've been divorced for years with three grown children and three grandchildren. I've lived with people and lived alone - either way I spend hours by myself writing - which has been problematic for people I've lived with who didn't understand exactly what living with a writer meant when we started dating. I do not find sitting and watching TV companionable. I find it boring.
What I do interests me greatly - I've published 20 fiction and non-fiction books and in excess of 60 short stories and am currently writing another novel - with a series on on the way - and have a bunch of short stories lined up to push out into the world. I'm always learning new technology as I need it although that's often kicking and screaming because I loathe reading directions.
I love today's technology and the new paradigms for publishing and marketing suit me to a "T." I've been published by Doubleday, Hay House and Harper SanFrancisco not to mention scads of magazines and newspapers but I like the new way of publishing on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords better. One of my future goals is to read my novels in audio form and post them for distribution as audio books. It's a new play pen and I enjoy it. My life at the moment is in tremendous transition as I leave a business partnership of 30 years to focus on my own writing business. It's important that I don't sabotage my writing focus to a relationship even as I realize I would enjoy nothing more.
As long as I can think and type I will not retire. As a former business executive I'm great at managing time. I would like to manage time a little less
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