I am a non-smoker. Never, ever. Was married to a smoker, it didn't work out. That's just the way it is.
Easy-going, talented musician, eclectic and esoteric, pretty much a good guy seeking honesty, friendship and what might grow from that. When I contact you please let me know if there is any interest on your part...or if there is no interest. Common courtesy and all that. It does seem that for some people here - male and female - that this is more a form of entertainment that a search for a compatible soul. I don't do this for fun, amusement or as a distraction. Messaging should have a point, no? And meetings should flow naturally and not be another interview.
My former band did this video for NPR. Click or copy/paste to hear if you like. I narrate:
I would like to find a true friend and see where it might lead. Compatibility, honesty required. I don't respond well to "classy","high maintenance", "dress-up"...pretty laid back is good. Like to get your hands dirty? Not that I don't clean up well or can't hold a conversation that is both witty and informed.
I am outgoing, intelligent, fairly humourous and fun to be with. Widely read,have strong views of the world and am not politically correct in all things.
In search of someone with her own life and interests, who would like to share. Has to have a good sense of who she is and what she wants. Respects our differences as I shall. Can we keep up with one another?
I volunteer at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve/Port Norris, home of NJ's tall ship the AJ Meerwald. I like the people and the mission. For a good time, this is the place, especially on the second Friday of the month. Preserving history is a lonely job, but someone has to do it. Check out BCB; you may like it.
I volunteer at Millville NJ Army Airfield Museum. I piyt to use my 61 years of scale modelling as the Model Collection Acquisition Coordinator, maintaining and adding to the collection.
I am a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Millville Flotilla 3-4.
I am again a Christian.
I recently retired from leading a Civil War brass band which I helped found in 1991. As to musical likes, leave the rap, industrial, hardcore stuff at home; not my style...so I'd be up for other stuff. Swing dancing?
As regards "serial dating"...what is that? Without a commitment, is meeting more than one person in a certain period of time supposed to be disrespectful? It would - IMHO - be more disrespectful to meet a number of times, raise expectations, and then move onto the next on the list. THAT'S "serial dating". Or maybe mini-marriage.
I was a Boy Scout, and still try to follow the Scout Laws: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
My fave question on here is: "Do you own a car?"
Something that has stood me in good stead for many many years, and I posted in every room in which I taught:
"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig'"-- Robert Heinlein
A couple of other good 'uns:
"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
--- Bob Marley
"The creative mind is the source of vitality"
--- Glenn H.Curtiss