I'm hoping for an opportunity here in my search for fun, and inspiring companionship... I'm earnestly making some new real friendships in the hopes for finding a more extraordinary connection with someone.
I'm 58 years old , 6'0", blond hair (now part gray), blue eyes, and devoted father of three older children, one who still lives with me part time.
I've had some rather unusual jobs that have helped shape me over the years... I worked in construction on the two original World Trade towers, something I am very proud of. For 33 years, I enjoyed working in journalism as a staff photographer at a major daily newspaper. The extraordinary and varied experiences, and diverse folks from all walks of life I connected with have inspired and educated me, and kept me grounded. I've traveled extensively, sometimes working in hostile situations, navigating by my wits alone...
I am curious, creative, and playful by nature, and easily recognize the humor and the blessings everywhere. Some of my oldest friends I made during my grammar school years, so expect that I approach my relationships with integrity.
I never take the beauty of the natural world for granted, and appreciate the unique qualities in every season. I make time for hiking, swimming, kayaking, cycling, and love exploring anywhere unfamiliar, whether in my own neighborhood, the greater NYC region, or much farther afield.
I am passionate about music, art, architecture, design, cinema, performing arts, culture and history. Growing up a photographer and musician, I prefer visual and performing arts more than following professional sports teams, but I do admire an inspired athletic performance any level. I enjoy a wide spectrum of music genres, including classic rock, jazz, folk, and classical music, and really enjoy listening to live music, preferably in smaller venues.
I support National Public Radio, and enjoy media streaming on Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, WNYC, PBS, BBC, TED Talks, and The New York Times. I gave up cable television a year ago, but view various content online and watch films on DVD. I love to read every day- usually nonfiction. I appreciate healthy foods and know how to combine them simply and creatively. I can bake my own yeast breads, brew multiple styles of beer, or turn out an amazing gourmet ice cream for fun.
I'm considered sincere, humorous, resourceful, empathetic, insightful, and sensitive ... I'm politically more liberal than conservative, but examine every social issue carefully on it's own merits. I am comfortable with solitude, but much prefer the company of a bright woman to explore life with and share in the spontaneous adventures. I realize interpersonal 'chemistry' is an unpredictable part of the overall equation, so I just keep an open mind and never carry expectations...
I wish you well and hope you're successful in making an ideal connection here soon!!...