Best wishes to all during times when we have to tighten our belts. I hope you can find a life partner; perhaps make friends. Perhaps gain comfort in knowing we are not alone. IMPORTANT: Regarding dating. If you have posted that you would be interested in someone YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE YOUR OWN CHILD, THEN PLEASE PASS MY PROFILE. No exceptions!! Also, regarding integrity, thank-you to those who care enough to invest and become a member. It is nice; (I won't write to someone deliberately bending or asking me to bend single-c's code of honor with thinly disguised addresses. ) Yours truly is a tender-hearted softy, looking for someone rare: you are happy in your work, you have been fulfilled by scholarly pursuits as well as athletic challenges, you intensely appreciate culture, you enjoy the ideas young people have, and you are inspired by nature in all its seasons. DO YOU LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC? How I would love to talk to someone who does! WE ALL wish for a kindred spirit. I teach violin and perform in a symphony; have piles of books that I love; enjoy a steaming cappuccino when I can. Once upon a time I ran a few Boston marathons, so I understand physical training as well as the pursuit of artistic excellence. I WILL ADMIRE YOUR CONCERN FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. My folks still hold hands and call each other good-looking, even now. It is nice to see. My dad has been a positive influence in my daughters' lives, as a loving grandpa, and, recently, a font of knowledge when the homework gets tough! My daughter took the photo in the black and white blouse. IN ANSWER TO QUESTIONS, nobody is cut out of the picture! A TREE WAS THERE! Please check the shadows : ) Regarding dating, I am honest and sincerely looking. I am a faithful, focused, yet fun person. : ) It has been 14 years since I was divorced, so it is well in the past. I have treasured kind messages and friendships found here on this site, yet am still looking for something that is more than the sum of any set of parts or hopes expressed; that is beyond words. We'll know it when we find each other.