63, Haughton, LA
I am passionate about my family, my friends, my faith, and my professional calling--writing, teaching, and independent film production. I look forward to joy-filled twilight years in which I can reap the rewards of lessons learned hard and living in the moment. Though I am inordinately independent, my life brimming with blessings, I would love to experience a deep and abiding relationship with a wonderful man. What I value most in a potential partner is respect, consideration, caring, kindness, and transparency. (And a sense of humor is essential because I love to laugh!) My special man would be independent and passionate about his own friends and interests as well as holding mine in reverence. He would also love hiking, experiencing the outdoors, and traveling in general, as well as curling up with a good book on the couch after dinner.
As a self-professed United States Air Force brat, I have lived all over the world and loved every minute of it. The vagabond spirit still runs through my veins. It is the people I met and bonded with during my lifetime of travel (especially those I met during my three years in Ramstein, Germany) who have shaped my life unalterably, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I have a different perspective than most people who grew up in the state I now call home, Louisiana, but I am grateful for the broader view. I now feel I could live anywhere and call it my home, because home is where your core essence dwells, along with all the experiences that have shaped you.
In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, traveling, writing, walking, hiking, running (not so far these days), and hanging out with family and friends. I enjoy cooking and a glass of fine wine! I love attending writer's conferences and hanging out with other people who are "weird nerds" like me. I am also politically active as the occasion calls (such as the recent presidential election) me into emergency activism but I cannot say I truly enjoy it -- it is something I feel compelled to do because I love my country and wish to do my part in leaving a legacy of a safe and noble nation to my children and grandchildren.