I was born and raised in Oregon and have enjoyed the outdoors from the word go. I have a wide variety of other interests including music, philosophy, science, sailing, gaming (yes, I am a math geek after all), art and cooking. None of those is much fun alone though, especially art, as evidenced by the pottery scene in Ghost. Although I do celebrate the holidays of my birth religion, Judaism, I am not particularly religious. The cultural and community aspects of Judaism however I consider important. Also all the good comedians (except Luis CK) are Jewish.
I am a high school mathematics teacher. I received my Bachelors in Mathematics at Portland State University, then my Masters in Teaching at Concordia University. I am enjoying my new career in education quite a bit. I believe the challenges and joys of teaching will keep me happy for a very long time.
Now, I just need someone to share all this good stuff with. The two things I hear over and over from people who have successful long term relationships are that you must be friends as well as lovers, and that you get out of a relationship what you put into it. A person with common interest to mine would be nice, but I'm also into trying new things that will keep the relationship interesting. I am open to meeting all kids of people, maybe even a militant vegan republican bigot... that has a single friend I might date.
The first date doesn't need to be any thing special, drinks or a meal. Lunch is a great one because if things are going well you can go for a walk through a park and keep the conversation going. If push comes to shove we'll make up some story to tell people about how met hunting for a leprechaun at the end of a double rainbow (cue ridiculous double rainbow song).