Actually, I'm doing pretty well at learning to operate a steamboat myself (ask me when we meet; it's a long story!), but if you'd like to come along for a ride next summer, I'd love a co-conspirator.
I just moved to California, after 4 years in Ohio (I'm from Maine originally), so I'd love to meet some people--friends first, then, with luck, more.
I've done a fair number of interesting things with my life so far (been a horse trainer and a reporter, lived in France and Japan and on a boat in Boston harbor, studied Egyptian hieroglyphs and Medieval history) and am waiting with interest to see what adventure life brings me next. At the same time, I'm old enough to have learned that not all adventures involve going somewhere or doing something--some of the most interesting adventures are internal.
Right now, I'm a high school teacher, and I love my job.
I have a German shepherd mix who eats shoes but is otherwise very well behaved.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, which makes it hard for me to walk. I have to use a cane or a scooter (wanna race?), but it doesn't slow me down. I still do everything I used to do; I just do it differently.
I'm a country girl who's been living in the city, an intellectual who likes to get my hands dirty and a sentimentalist who can be tough when I have to.
I'm looking for a man who knows himself pretty well and has figured out what it takes to make him happy. I want someone who can take me as I am and doesn't feel the need to either rescue me or be rescued by me. Maybe someone who can laugh at me a little and make me laugh at myself. Maybe someone who will challenge me. Above all, someone who understands that love is neither pretty nor simple, but something powerful and precious, worth the work it takes to get it right.
I promise you, I can roll around on the floor laughing at Calvin and Hobbes with the best of them when the moment suits!
If you've made it this far, send me an email and tell me something about what makes you tick. Getting to know new people is always good.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something low key, laid back. Somewhere where we can talk, and I can get to know you a little better. Coffee? A beer?
Let's save sky diving for the second date--it's hard to carry on a conversation!