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John , 60, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesWalk around
Political AffiliationDemocrat
Favorite TV ShowsMad Men, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad
Where You Were RaisedCalifornia
Others NoticeIntelligent, quiet
Favorite FoodItalian, Chinese
Favorite PlacesBeach or mountains
Friday or Saturday Nights Iat home or movie
SecretIf I shared it, it wouldn't be a secret.
Zac , 67, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesAvid and active outdoorsman; Climber and mountaineer, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, mountainbiking, backcountry telemark skiing, have worked as a professional wilderness guide; birdwatching, wildlife observation and outdoor photography.
Political AffiliationDemocrat/Green Party
Favorite MusicVERY broad tastes in music-everything from classical (which I was raised with) to blues, bluegrass, rock, R & B, metal, world and ethnic music, Celtic, Afro-pop, Afro-Celt, New age, Jazz, fusion, punk, ska, reggae, folk, from Woody Guthrie and Dylan to Stone Temple Pilots, to Loreena McKennit to Oliver Mtukudze and Taj Mahal, Emmy Lou Harris, Stones and Fountains of Wayne--in short, whatever is a moment of Truth in music, that's where you'll find me.
Favorite TV ShowsOPB/NPR Frontline, Newshour,ArtBeat, Oregon Field Guide, Mystery; 24, House, Globetrekker, anything outdoors/arts/History channel/Discovery/Comedy/ Cartoon channel.
Favorite Moviesart film, documentary, Film noir, Anime'/manga, samurai/Kurosawa, foreign (Black Cat/White Cat-incredible film from Chzekoslvakia) classic old school Westerns, Eastwood, Peckinpah, Warren Oates, Tommy Lee Jones,Edward James Olmos, Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp, Cissy Spacek.
Favorite Quotes"What matters is not taking it easy, but taking it right and true. The mind does not tire from true work, nor the body from moving efficiently. Only frustrations weary one to death--a blunt axe, a dull saw, or a false premise. "--John Steinbeck. "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."- Katherine Hepburn "Some people see things as they are and say "why? ". But I see things that never were, and say "Why not?". --Edward Kennedy, spoken in the eulogy for, and of, his brother Robert Kennedy. "I see now that that there is not just one truth;--it is all true..." -Ernest Hemingway
Where You Were RaisedPacific NW and Texas
Others NoticeProbably my full head of white hair, but youthful features and brown eyes.
Skills/TalentsProfessional Artist/ illustrator; graphic artist; published poet,storyteller,essayist, book reviewer; skilled woodworker/craftsman/builder/remodeler; silver and goldsmith; singer-songwriter and guitarist; skilled horseman and trainer; good cook.
David , 49, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
More About Mejust signed up. just subscribed so I am still trying to fill out my profile and see what this site is about.
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesCreative Cooking
Political Affiliation???
Favorite MusicIndigo Girls | Decatur, GA
Favorite TV ShowsThe Colbert Report
Favorite MoviesIndie Films
Favorite Bookscook book
Favorite Quotes“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Where You Were RaisedIndiana
Others Notice???
Favorite Food???
Favorite Placesocean
Subjects You Think Aboutmy mind is always filled with thoughts
Secretif I said it would no longer be a secret. :)
Edward , 38, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Political AffiliationDemocract
Who I Would Like to MeetCompassionate, loving, worldly, open-minded, thoughtful, curious, inspirational, motivating, considerate, faithful. Oh, and patient and self loving.
Where You Were RaisedOregon. I have traveled to many states in the NW and Florida and I have spent some time in Europe. I would like to spend more time in Europe and travel in Asia.
Others Noticepassionate, some say shy at first until I Feel comfortable with them. It depends on the person. I am not a social butterfly but I can be. I study groups before I respond. Difficult question because everyone I meet thinks different about me. I have no idea.
Favorite FoodOh my! Another vast topic! I love food from all over the world and I love to cook it. I go to international markets and ask the people who work there about secrets. I buy whole spices and pick up odd ingredients to cook with because I love food and culture. This topic is way to big to type out for me.
Favorite PlacesI like trying out new things and experiencing new cultures. I am very open-minded. Seeing local bands or going camping or spending time with family or checking out local events that support our economy. I don't know how to answer this.
Life GoalsWell, get back into my career since the economy changed it. I want to do what I have been doing in the printing industry/commercial sign business. I like to built things behind a computer and work with my hands. I hope to find a woman to love and get married and have a house, maybe take on her children or have children of our own if I haven't run out of time, or spend that money on traveling with my lover around the world to enjoy food and culture when we can set vacation time. Life is short. I want both. Time will tell. Either or.
David , 47, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Favorite MusicLed Zepagain
Favorite TV Showswaliking dead
Where You Were RaisedFarm Belt/Mid West
Others NoticeFree Thinker.
Favorite FoodTEX MEX
Miranda , 20, Female seeking Male, Portland, OR
Kevin , 55, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Dating StatusLooks like they're about ready to start playing again. Wanna dance?
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesComputers and Technology, Museums and Art, Music, Dancing
Political Affiliationsomething not seen before on this planet
Who I Would Like to MeetHighly creative and effervescent yet having a deep (and deeply earned) sense of self, possibly even becoming each other's creative complement. Hmmm...that's a lot to ask -- how about best friend, playmate and otherworldly-intimate lover.
Favorite Musicrock and roll
Favorite TV ShowsGame of Thrones
Favorite MoviesThe Razor's Edge, Dr. Zhivago, The Big Chill, Annie Hall, Gross Point Blank, High Fidelity, The Abyss, The Matrix, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Omega Man, Logan's Run, Contact, Phenomenon, Three Days of the Condor, Reds, Blue Brothers, Buckaroo Banzai, Slacker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Caddyshack, Sleeper, The English Patient (film), My Dinner with Andre (1981), Up in Smoke, Repo Man, Spinal Tap, Out of Africa, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Dead Ringers, Blue Velvet, Mary Poppins (1964)
Favorite BooksThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, The Curve of Binding Energy
Favorite Quotes"you can't get there from here...and besides there's no place else to go..."
Where You Were RaisedSouthern Cal until age 7, then Portland, OR
Others Noticesomething about my eyes and how I give my whole body to laughter
Skills/Talentsoccasionally an otherworldly intuition, abnormally long attention span, patience to listen w/full attention w/o judgement or dismissal. not making people "wrong" for being who they are. seeing patterns & connections between disparate things far below the surface (mis)-information, a visceral sense for the shape, sound and cadence of words, unusually good aesthetic sense for elegance and deep structure, a baseline, effervescent and generally contagious optimism. ability to completely decouple my inner world from my outer experience (no sense of outer) and yet reliably couple my inner to the outer (no sense of inner)
Favorite Foodhummus, middle eastern food, greek yogurt and pretty much any peasant dish.
Favorite PlacesGiza, Egypt; Tel Aviv, Israel; anywhere in Toscana Italy, and of course Paris
Subjects You Think Aboutpolitical economy, the greater good, what I want to be when I grow up and for dessert: the holographic universe and computation.
Friday or Saturday Nights Ioften at work, but if not, either dancing or having a seriously good time at something I probably shouldn't be doing ;-)
Life Goalsbaseline sublimation
SecretI repeated 4th grade for scholastic reasons (and then excelled at everything). Expelled from high school for hacking into the school district mainframe. I've been in computing ever since...
Ezra , 38, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
Where You Were RaisedSan Barnadino, CA
Others NoticeSmile
Michael , 49, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
mr_drjim , 50, Male seeking Female, Portland, OR
More About MeOkay. This is tough. I am a crippled, retired trial lawyer that once dated a porn star. I am an artist, both drawing and writing. I am a second degree black belt, and stay in shape by doing yoga, limited, and sit-ups.
Political AffiliationNone
Who I Would Like to MeetAgain, another tough one. I would like to taste your concealed tattoo, I have 3 myself.
Favorite BooksMagazines, Novels, short stories
Where You Were RaisedPhilladelphia
Others NoticeTimes change. Now people notice my wheelchair. I was hit by a bus 13 years ago.
Favorite FoodWell, that depends on where I am. I am drawn to eat Tina.
Favorite PlacesThat depends. Amsterdam is one of my favorite places, followed by coastal Mexico.
Friday or Saturday Nights II'm crippled, so I'll be at home.

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