I'm a stable, creative Christian man seeking an intelligent, grounded woman who loves to laugh and play in the rain. (Yeah, intelligent people do play in the rain sometimes. Really. Trust me. )I was married for just over ten years when my wife passed away (she struggled for four years with metastasized breast cancer). While I have no children, I'd love to someday. I do have a little Yorkie named Cujo. Late last year I bought a new home in Nixa, Missouri, and I love it here. Some of my favorite things to do include reading, hiking, camping, biking, playing games (cards, board or video) , attending concerts, visiting museums, traveling and catching movies. Conversation is a biggie for me too. Everything from the sublime to the ridiculous; the silly to the profound and anything in between. I like to talk about the big issues in life and laugh at myself, usually at the same time.