I'm just simple & a realist & I ain't painting a picture here. I know exactly who & what I am. I ain't going to get on here & claim to be someone that I'm not. This is a mighty accurate description. I ain't nothing special. But, I maintain a mindset & behave myself the way I believe ppl ought to be. I do not play little mindgames & I will not associate to any substantial extent with anyone who does. I am not attempting to just "hook up & get busy". That ain't why this profile is here. I am looking for long term. But, I'm in no massive hurry. For a good while now, my time is spent @ home alone drawing & painting & woodworking. My intention going forward @ this stage in my life is to acquire & develop / groom & maintain up-to 2 acres of raw rural land & construct a self-designed & self-built studio cottage -525 sq ft- that is easily built for less than $25k & is very energy efficient & is heated by a fireplace & cooled with a window AC. Of course the two cats & the two goats & the ten chickens will all have their own comfortable & seperate space to happily occupy on that property. There is the driving force that motivates me going forward in life. I'm workin on it & this effort is daily producing good results. I love all animals. I prefer handlebars instead of steering wheels. I don't have a car ... (not currently anyway) & don't want the expense and the restrictions & irritation associated with one. But, I can get where ever PDQ & do it @ 75mpg on my bike. I do not drink liquor or do drugs. But, I will enjoy a good cold beer sometimes. A beer or several daily is not me. On a campsite, beer is ah-ight & is standard equipment. I am a good-natured man with 5 yrs of college & 6 yrs of military & 35 yrs of employment history who places alot of importance on values such as responsibility, honesty, faithfulness, trust & the truth. If she is not on the same page with those values, I will have no interest in & I will not pursue or accept any indepth relationship with her. I would rather be in a cool climate than a warm one. I'd rather be in the mountains than on the beach. I believe that a dog -or any animal- chained to a tree is wrong. My youth-years (teens & early 20's) which has made me street-wise & has helped to create a well-rounded maturity were wild & radical. I have thourghly seen the darker side of society & yeah, I have a criminal record. A by-product of bein a Obnoxious beer-drinkin idiot teen in the late 70's & the early 80's. But, nothing violent or drug-related & I ain't a convicted felon. I am very aware that it ain't typical to reveal that type of stuff in a forum like this. Now, I want to point out something here: I believe that this is the place where being straight-up & honest & revealing should be the effort. I began this profile (in the introduction-statement) with the term "honest & good natured & down to earth". And, I very early-on include the term "realist". Those claims are the truth. So, if you are looking for a man who has a egotistical mind frame; Or, someone who is narcissistic. Or, someone who is ostentatious & flaunts a "bad boy personality", I ain't your man. I realize that to some ppl it might look like I'm full of myself here. But, I totally ain't. And, I ain't claiming to be a perfect Christian or a great uprite "better than thou" Mr. excellent. And, I ain't ever written so much about myself @ any time or place in all my life. But, if anyone is going to become aware of anything, I must reveal something. And, I'm being extremely revealing & specific & I believe it is important to be as revealing & specific as I am being here; I don't know what else to write here except to include aspects of where I've been in life & who I am now & where I see myself going. And, I ain't in the habit of posting profiles. But, I'm tryin to be comprehensive here. And, I ain't loud & I ain't a coward & I ain't secretive & I won't hide something. In almost all circumstances I would choose light instead of dark. I despise anything that is wicked, hateful or hurtful. I attend church on a regular basis. I pay attention to the word of the Lord & I pay my tithes.
I am a easy-going & peaceful quiet gentle soul. And, I'm happy most of the time. But, if I'm forced into a fight, he will quickly loose. I'm low maintenance & I actually have grown to like hamburger helper & frozen pizza. Even though I can bust up in the kitchen & throw down with a hot plate & a toaster oven & a microwave. I am not controlling & will not be possessive in any relationship as long as I can trust her to be faithful & as long as I know that the trust I have in her is very well placed. I will immediately & completely withdraw from a relationship if @ any point I discover that she is not trustworthy. I have a severe but manageable neurophysical disability (weak left side) caused by a CVA / cerebral vascular accident which occurred on Friday Dec 1st 1989 @ the age of 27 because of a car accident. And, the now 23 years living with a disability has created a revised perception & outlook of life. Me being neurophysically disabled really ain't no major negative for me as I view it. But, it is a part of me that I absolutely must reveal here & now. Not revealing it up-front would be a massively slack & negligent omission on my part. And so, it must be & now has been revealed. Can't nobody say that I was not straight & honest & all-inclusive here. That's the only reason why I feel it's necessary to bring it up. Anyhow, I'm pretty much happy with my overall abilities in this life. I have been improved in many ways because of my disability. It slowed me down & set priorties in proper order. A totally huge blessing! And, I let nothing defeat me & I ain't cripple or UNable. I do what I want to do ... operate & maintain my own home-based graphite illustration business ... mow grass with a push lawnmower ... cut & split & neatly stack firewood. That's fun! 4 real! I'm serious! I enjoy it. And, my ability to think, reason & problemsolve was never adversely impacted by the CVA & it is good to go. And, if me revealing the fact that I am neurophysically disabled scares anyone away; Well, the one thing I will say about that is: "good". It only means that I have accomplished @ least part of what I initially & somewhat painfully set out to do; Which is, to dismiss anyone who believes that those who are disabled are second-rate or useless simply because they have a disability. I have no intention to get involved with anyone like that. And, I treat everyone with kindness & respect (all the time). And, if you will simply be truthful & honest with me, like I will consistently be with you, we will get along fine; And, we will enjoy a loving & long-lasting union. ... At's it ... Thanks 4 reading & good luck ;-)
Well, I reckon we could meet for coffee @ a breakfast cafe somewhere to begin with. Ain't that the expected normal? That really ain't my preferred choice for a 1st date. It's a little bit too much "in your face / interview" for me. But, I could deal with it. I would instead, elect to do dinner or a picnick two or four times. And then, I'm thinkin it's time to schedule a camping trip for a weekend in the Smokies of North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway. We can take along a pair of 125cc scooters & helmets that will allow us to talk with eachother while we ride the parkway from Maggie Valley -to- Boone & back in autum about Oct 1st or 10th. If you have ever been in the smokey Mountains when it was raining, you know the feeling that can produce. On a campsite under a large 20'x20' tarp with a case of moosehead on ice & during the afternoon while it's raining is an experience that I have often had & I sometimes catch myself daydreaming about. It's awesome & is something that you will become addicted to & will want to make a habit of doing ;-)