I enjoy spending time with my children, their dog & horses, exploring new places, going for walks/hikes (esp. in gardens, by babbling streams in the wooded mountains, or along the seashore) camping, sitting by a fire, traveling, playing volleyball, snow skiing, bicycling, dancing, and attending just about any type of cultural event, festival or museum. At home, I enjoy watching movies, playing board & card games, doing puzzles. I cook & bake frequently, love dark chocolate, enjoy eating out, but not fast food. I enjoy listening to all types of music and to NPR in the car. I enjoy carefully planning special activities, but am also joyfully flexible to be spontaneous when something arises at the spur of the moment. I have four wonderful children: the oldest two I am helping to support through college and I have twin girls who are half-time with me and are in 11th grade. Being a loving and devoted father is a very high priority, but I am never too busy to find time and energy for those others I care about. I like to be romantic: holding hands, being respectfully and unselfishly affectionate, and exchanging special gestures of appreciation. I have always shared in household chores and childcare activities. People and relationships are much more important to me than material things. I actively participate in church and volunteer activities. My friends/co-workers describe me as: kind, compassionate, passionate about helping others, excellent listener, witty, intelligent, unselfish, dependable, hard-working, trustworthy, friendly, thoughtful, energetic, gentle, excellent father.