Rough And Ready, California, United States
About Me:

You don't know what you can do till you try to undo what you did
A very dear 11-year-old South African friend once observed that I enjoy life's little adventures. Her curiosity, thirst for knowledge, & enjoyment of life’s adventures, small & great, made us kindred spirits.

My work’s allowed me to live in Latin America & the Middle and Far East. I value all this has taught me.

Initially a bit shy around a woman I'm attracted to, I'm personable, easy to talk with, enjoy good companionship, & value life’s simple pleasures.

Of all my experiences, two I very much treasure are: (1) teaching deaf college students & being accepted into their culture; &, more importantly, (2) personally caring for my Alzheimer’s afflicted father & my crippled mother, which allowed them to stay together at home their final years.

Not fitting a category, I’ve been compared to R. Williams’ character in Dead Poets Society. I enjoy authors such as C.S. Lewis, V. Hugo, & J. Austen. I've ridden camels & had owls and wolves as pets. I value good books & music; the sound of geese overhead; & the smell of wood smoke in the fall air. I never tire of walking Edinburgh's cobble-stoned streets & exploring Middle Eastern souqs & Latin America's ancient ruins. But my greatest joy & comfort is simply being at home with family and friends.

Who I'd Like to Meet:

I value those who look for the best in others, give they best they have, and strive to leave life better than they found it, "whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul.” And I treasure those who take me as I am & leave me a better person for my having known them.

I value intelligence & thought-provoking conversations with those whose curiosity is childlike, whose thirst for knowledge unquenchable.

And yes, I value those who can laugh at themselves as well as with me. A good sense of humor is vital. I believe that when God looks at what we often do, He doesn't always cry but often laughs, In my mind, He must have a wonderful sense of humor.

I'm interested in meeting new friends/people. If something develops, great; if not, I'd hope we're both better for having gotten to know each other. If it develops, meeting's a given, relocation a possibility.

How I feel about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

I apologize at this point because I'm going to have to re-do this after I post. I'm registering quickly and scrambling to put something together so I can just send a message to someone on this site before she gets married or disappears. Odd, eh? I will say, however, that my home town is Paradise, recently destroyed by the Camp Fire. Yet despite all I've lost, I am not lost because of what the testimony I have, the truths knowledge the gospel provides, and my membership in the church. The gospel and church mean everything to me, and I am so grateful for my knowledge and testimony and for all I have been given each day that I live. So while I have lost much, I am not lost and those things that matter most to me will never be lost. So I am grateful and remember that despite everything, I have been divinely blessed.

Temple Status:
Temple Recommend 
Church Attendance:
Body type:
5' 10" 
White / gray 
Caucasian (white) 
Social Setting:
Somewhat shy, Better in small groups 
TV watching:
Dramas, Movies 
Classical, Contemporary, Eighties, Mormon tabernacle choir 
Sense of humor:
Friendly, Clever / Quick witted 
Political Views:
Middle of the road 
Art, Church activities, Church / Community service, Family, Health / Fitness, Movies, Photography, Reading, Religion, Theater, Travel, Visiting the temple 
Home and family
Marital status:
Single / never married 
Have kids:
Want (more) kids:
Not sure 
Living situation:
Professional life
Bachelor's degree 
Employment status:
Education / Academic research