Big teddy bear seeking cuddling.
I am a widowed Coast Guard veteran, retired chef, part time graphic artist and employed part time at the Salem VA hospital. I'm a staunch liberal and a Baha'i' by religion with a robust sense of humor. I am open minded, compassionate and gentle. I like to think I'm a good listener and affectionate.
I've wide ranging interests from gardening to cooking, from science to religion to art. My tastes in music range from blues to bluegrass, from rock to jazz, from classical to world. I am a photographer to a writer of poetry and prose.
My late wife was Afro-Euroasian, and my step kids (of who I am proud) are black. If race is an issue with you, don't bother me... I have no patience with prejudice.
I do not drive. I hope that is not an issue.
I love nature and am; after Thoreau, an inspector of sunsets and approver of storms and snows. Autumn is my season and I have been known to play in the leaves and give passing Monarch butterflies directions south.
I lived in Maine for 17 years and get back as often as I can.
You are intelligent and articulate, compassionate and clear headed. You don't play games and respect people as they are. You carry yourself well and know how to be sexy. You're mature and comfortable with yourself and your accomplishments. You're open minded and tolerant. Like me you have no patience with racism and bigotry of any sort.
I hope that you find me interesting. I look forward to hearing from you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
While coffee...dinner...movies are all fine; my ideal date would be for us to decide what we want to do together.