Finally got some pictures downloaded. Sorry for the delay.
I'm divorced with a medium sized family that is very important to me. I'm pretty solitary though most people say I am outgoing and friendly. So, to my family I am silly and supportive, strong when I need to be, but mostly loving and always forgiving. With others I am as gregarious and charming as the situation requires, until I am comfortable.
I wound up a very stressful business situation this spring and after years either sitting at a desk or in meetings (I was the boss) I have embarked on a physical fitness/ health/weight loss program that includes veganism and lots of walking. I am diabetic and have had a small heart attack, so this is important.
I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative, so with almost no effort I can piss off any political discussion. I usually just shut up. I'm too old to battle over semantics. I live on a ranch, like everything outdoors but am afraid of heights. I hike regularly, scuba dive/snorkel. I know a lot about clinical practice, horse training, finance, flying small planes and history. I am a mediocre guitar player who like the blues, rock and certain funk artisits. I read about three books a week and don't watch sports or very much TV. Movies are great.
I have traveled in Asia, North/South America, Europe and North Africa. Now that my children are grown, I have lots more traveling I want to do. I don't like tourist travel. No cruises. Well, maybe a cruise if the right person is involved.
Deal breakers: Smokers. (see below). Trump supporters, rudeness, strong religious beliefs. Sorry about the Trump thing, but I have tried, and it's a deal breaker.
I don't smoke and can't have a relationship with a smoker. Sorry. Moderation in cannabis and alcohol are fine. Hard drugs are not. I rarely drink and us cannabis as a night time med.
If I meet someone, it would be a plus if they smile often. That has been missing in my life for some years.
I am financially comfortable, and while I enjoy southern Washington and the Columbia Gorge very much, I would relocate for the right relationship. I do appreciate the left coast.
Finally, (this is way too long) I am NOT wanting to party or hook up. I can date casually as long as that is the understanding, or if the situation merits it, I can commit for the long term. Mostly I would like to meet intelligent people for conversation. If that includes a woman who is interested, then maybe a coffee date or something.
My beloved riding horse Splash. She was a great show horse who soured on showing. I bought her and took the bit out of her mouth. She recovered and rode with just a halter the rest of her life. She died suddenly last winter. I have yet to replace her.