Feeling at home with someone is more important than accomplishments or stories of past glories. I love my son dearly; he is in his second year of college, and he lives near his campus.
For exercise, I swim and walk regularly. To relax and have fun, I like to dance, and sometimes watch sports, especially Warriors basketball, Giants baseball, or Juventus soccer.
I love to garden: flowers, food, succulents. Cooking is awesome, and I love to shop for good ingredients, stock my kitchen, then cook based on flavor and scent. Baking is different--it requires precision--baking is a science, cooking is an art.
I love music: I play guitar and piano and sing while playing--sometimes I sing with the school choir. I love to read, and write (stories, poetry, journalism, business proposals, music)
Friendly dogs have a special energy that makes me feel comfortable. My taste in music is definitely eclectic--Tony Bennett to Tupac. Soul. Funk. Rock n Roll. Classical. Jazz.
Maintaining a positive attitude and a gratitude-based perspective makes life better.
One of my favorite fortune cookies reads: A calm sea does not make a skillful sailor. We all encounter obstacles that give us opportunities to shape our souls.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
We can meet for coffee or a glass of wine so we can talk and get to know each other. I consider all encounters as learning experiences. We may not become long term partners, even though that would be a beautiful thing, but we can enjoy the company and learn a new perspective on life.