I was born in Germany, grew up and went to school on the East Coast (NJ, NYC, and NY state), lived for extended periods in Mexico and Europe, and moved to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan in 1991 to teach Sociology at a university. I enjoy teaching. I have a good rapport with my students and I feel that my classes made them think about and question the world (which, I believe, is the primary objective of a teacher). I retired from teaching on 1/1/12 and moved to Naples, FL at the beginning of Sept.
I exercise regularly, eat properly, drink a modicum of red wine every day and maintain an appropriate weight. I have one pet, an 8 lb black poodle, Leo. My interests include: home repair and improvement; travel, food and wine; world history, literature and philosophy; classic and modern art, Japanese woodblock prints, antiques and art deco furnishings.
I would describe myself as an unconventional, decent, trustworthy, honest, passionate, sincere person who is far from perfect. I am not materialistic and I do not equate happiness with having a new car, the biggest boat or the largest house. I am neither as stern and serious as I look in my pictures nor a typical, uptight college professor. I have a good sense of humor and I can laugh at myself as well as the world around me.
I seek a friend, companion and lover ready to travel to off beat places and open to whatever life may hold.
I am not an upgraded member so I cannot access the "Meet Me" feature. If you care to talk, please email me directly. I do not believe it is possible to develop a relationship over a long distance so I would like to meet someone within 20 miles of 34109.