My historical self: a Southerner by birth and inclination, i've spent the bulk of my adult years in Africa with a minor detour to E Europe/Russia. My work has been primarily in the not-for-profit sector doing agricultural/cooperatives with a brief sojourn in the corporate world in the '80s as an OD consultant. And spent 3 years in southern oregon (Cave Junction/Illinois Valley) managing a community economic development - a place as tribal and exotic as Africa.
i divide my time between rural Vancouver Island and recently Portland, where i have esconsed my two daughters (one studying acupuncture and the younger launching a modeling/acting career); my son is studying neuroscience in Victoria. occasional consultancies take me back to my beloved africa 2-3 times a year.
My inner-self: As a person i have both my get-it-done and my contemplative, inward sides. i practice meditation and yoga; write poetry and stories; and remain fit thanks to running or gyming daily. My son and i have backpacked the juan de fuca several times, and i'm always up for a hike. the latest fling has been the compostelle; first in france in 2013 (the picture - overlooking geneva after 500 kms) folowed in january by trekking the more remote canary islands; and finally spain portugal last october.
I enjoy the sensuality of life - the snap of an early morning run as the sun oozes across the sky. the stirring of risotto and the eating afterward. an espresso's bitter jolt at dawn. The magpies' eucalyptus landings at dusk or ravens' raucous passing never fail to stir me.
I am seeking a woman on whom i can lavish affection, attention and pleasure. someone to talk ideas with. someone to share both the adventures and the glorious mundane of everyday life. a companion and partner to explore this wonderful existence we're in.