No I am not Hawaiian, however I would like to be, to be blessed with the spirit of Aloha. I appreciate history, tradition, and respect various cultures.
I enjoy most types of music; traditional cultural music is lovely. I enjoy the myriad flavors of just about every kind of cuisine that I have tried so far.
I do like classical music and it amazes me that the great renaissance era composers could dream such complicated symphonies and write them down. I am aware of classical's therapeutic value for promoting neurogenic factor in building on brain circuitry. I recall learning about the "Mozart Effect" from an NPR program on music and the brain. Sometimes with music I try to sort out the sounds of individual instruments and nuanced layered themes. Or I just breathe in the notes. I like good old Rock and Roll and music where I can understand the lyrics. Folk. Blues. Jazz.
My style of travel is not the pampered route. I like to plan my own itinerary with flexibility. I have not traveled to many countries, but did spend 5 weeks in Nepal many years ago, and that was like stepping back a few centuries in time and culture. Have traveled to England and Scotland, with family members. I lived 3 years in Malaysia in the late seventies as a Peace Corps Volunteer and have life-long friends from those experiences.
Politically, clearly I am for single-payer universal health care in the United States. I do not have a solution for the millions of people in the USA who have no means or any health insurance coverage and use an ER as their primary physician, especially when there is no emergency. We taxpayers provide to Congress and the President the most superior health care available (part of their self-appointed perks package). It is justified that these taxpayer monies be spent to provide high quality healthcare for all who need it. Thinking of all the expenditures that the government budgets, it is appalling that we don't have better educational opportunities (ie stronger results compared to other nations), health care for all, progressive energy policies, and caring for the "Greatest Generation" which unfortunately is dying out. I appreciate the wisdom and stories that elderly people may tell. I also learn a lot from meeting genuine people who are "in the moment", which includes kids of all ages. I read nonfiction and especially enjoy learning about the neurocircuitry of the brain and how I may improve myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. I love nature and love observing wild animals. As for family pets, they are special, and I enjoy them in a different way. In my opinion, dogs are the sweetest.
If you have read this far, you have patience and I'd like to meet you.
I am still working on adding photos.. If you write me, I will write you back. I probably will be revising this description; it is too lengthy.
Mutual decision, some place quiet enough to be able to speak and listen and think, begin to get to know one another.