Please! Please! Please! Make no assumptions about the person I am... I am a devoted son, a understanding brother, a skilled craftsman, a dog lover and so much more! I open doors, share my coat, pay and show respect by my behavior! I am a man. Most of the things that I've lived through in my life were at least half my doing... I take responsibility for what I've done even if it was just letting it happen! You see I know right from wrong but can be persuaded by my woman and often support ill conceived plans... as I'm not in charge of anyone but myself! I know from experience how hard it is to stay focused on long term goals or dreams and I enjoy playing much more than working my fingers to the bone! I'm done with fads and following the herd! What I do follow is my personal code which I've developed over a lifetime of experiences both good and bad with both success and failure. I will continue to evolve and learn. At my age I know who I am, what I like and how to keep a smile on my face everyday.
My work is everything to me... the dogs I train, the things I build are part of someone's life that has been placed in my hands to shape for their future enjoyment. I take great pride in the things I do everyday. Some of my clients have been with me for over ten years and have become good friends. I pour my heart into what I do and wouldn't have it any other way!
Socially I'd say I'm pretty libertarian as I don't tell others how to live their own lives! Politically I one of the most conservative people you will ever meet! I believe that every part of our government should fit nicely inside the Constitution of these United States. I volunteer in my community. I help politicians I believe in. I hire local people, businesses and always try to keep things local or at least made in the USA! I grow enough veggies to can, fill the freezer and still share my harvest with family and friends. My happy chickens keep me in fresh eggs. These are just some of the things I choose to do but I don't judge others or condemn them... I am to busy for all that! I follow my own path for my own reasons.
My goal here is to find a woman who lives by her own code for her own reasons but more importantly we must fit together in these things that make us who we are! Supporting each other in hundreds of little ways without going against our own beliefs... sounds simple but hard to put into practice! I'm very active both in my works and passions! I'm not over weight and will not be with a heavy woman. I've learned how to eat, exercise, indulge without loosing control of my body or health. I'm not on ANY meds nor am I handicapped in any way... I eat right and work out... I've played hard and worked hard my whole life without serious injury! To live and learn is what my life has been about!
Granted finding love takes time, effort as well as energy but it also requires follow through. I call, I arrive on time, I have manners and there are no pictures of my junk anywhere in cyberspace! I'm on here a couple times a week. I'm out living my life... I'm not waiting for a woman to come along I'm out doing what I love! I hike, explore, hunt, fish with my dogs... take a bunch of pictures of it all... now if I could get the pictures on this new phone uploaded to my laptop! LOL Going out with friends to the local functions and festivals is always fun. Most of my buddies are married so I do the third wheel thing pretty well but I'm here putting effort towards being part of a great couple! Is there a kind outgoing woman out there for me? She'd have to be well grounded but also following her dreams with passion and be willing to follow them where ever they lead... often it is your faith in yourself that leads you! Being able to share a vision together is a place I'd like to be with a partner! Will you share your time... open up a little... be kind... laugh and smile? Go out for a couple hours and see if our demons play well together!
This is just some words I've put up on this page in an effort to openly communicate how I see myself. The thinking here is one sided as these thoughts are not a collaboration. I look forward to hearing about your perspective...
PS. Children are a tough one for me as I've dated/lived with women who had kids... included them, coached them, mentored them, protected them, disciplined them, patched them up, listened to them and taught them. I need to wait until their Mom and I are on common ground and committed to each other before they are brought into being "Us" as I believe they need stability and consistency in their lives. I will never forget the times I had but I will always miss them and hope they are doing well. Thank you for giving me this one!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Walkin', Talkin', Eatin', Drinkin', Smilin', Laughin', Keeping it pretty simple and lighthearted! Yes, you can wear my coat if you get cold! No "Job interviews" please! If dating you is a job I don't want it!