Please read this...if you chose the 'Meet Me' section on this site I'm not a paid member, therefore, I won't be able to 'Meet You'. Emails are the only way to communicate, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I'm on this site to find my forever 'Fishing Buddy' and 'True North'. If you drink like a fish please keep fishing - excessive drinking would not be something we'd have in common. My True North is someone who listens to his internal compass and cherishes core values. I believe, if you are honest and true to yourself you can cope with the most difficult circumstances that life presents in every and all relationships. I'm searching for that fixed point in this spinning world with a forever partner who is loving, loyal, monogamous, self contained, intelligent,enjoys life and loves to laugh...humor cures all ills.
I'm retired from the nations largest HMO - Division of Research medical organization and went onto the real estate mortgage fields. Have been retired for 8 years and now thoroughly enjoy my everyday Saturdays.
I love dogs and almost all animals. My dogs own me...one is a recent shelter project - still in training! Years ago, I volunteered for animal shelters and placement for dogs in need of care and new homes. We made national news on the Tom Brokaw show exposing corrupt pet stores selling 'puppy mill' dogs. Another passion is home projects - have learned to use power tools... so far, so good, still have all 9 fingers left! (kidding). My hobbies are many...gardening, creating something from nothing, cooking, traveling, making jewelry and painting caricatures for children... there's no end to the adventures we can share and learn new things. My mother was a school teacher with a devout love for music and inherited a guitar. It turns out to be an older 1920's Parlor Martin acoustical relic...tis the reason for the picture in my profile and will begrudgingly cut my 9 fingernails (kidding, have 10) and learn to play.
I live in the beautiful Livermore valley that offers so much variety. We have 50+ wineries, several golf courses, Lake Del Valle (gorgeous place for a picnic) and hiking trails that offer beautiful mountain & lake views. The redeveloped quaint downtown area is lined with fine and casual dining, movie theaters, bars & live bands, performing arts entertainment and recently opened the high-end Livermore Outlet shopping mall. If this is reading like a travel brochure - have no doubts - we'll have lots of fun and places to go.
Most of all, I'm easily entertained - dining in (love to cook) or out, low maintenance, self sufficient, independent, intelligent (high IQ), loving and loyal...even mundane tasks are fun when you're with the person you love.
I have no intentions of changing you or your life other than possibly making it a little better and if you're not a prince it's ok - cuz I'm not a princess. Please, no frogs and if no picture - no contact. I look forward to meeting you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A first meeting could be coffee or wine - casual and comfortable.