Hi my name is Boomer. I am an unconventional guy and the view is pretty good from over here. I just returned from China where I spent the last four years teaching studio fine arts, media arts and environmental design; and immediatly before that I spent a few years in South Korea teaching ESL.
Over the past four years I have also had the privilege of spending a lot of my free time developing a small personal retreat and "forest park studio" in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. It's going very well and could only be improved by sharing it with others.
At present I am reinvesting myself in the lives of my elderly parents in Fairfax VA. We are living together once again after a fifty year hiatus, are getting on beautifully together and are all grateful for everything that we add to one another's lives.
I am a life long general studio artist (that is my professional area of expertise, even though I make my living as a Task Rabbit handyman), and a guitarist who enjoys jamming in drum circles... I'm also an avid bicycle tourist, an ex yoga instructor (Sivananda Style) and an ex pro tennis teacher.
I am a minimalist who enjoys living simply, in self sufficient ways and close to nature most of all. My dream is to one day develop my forest studio as a retirement workplace and mentoring business (with my future partner hopefully).
I love creative and worthwhile, hands-on projects; but I'm not too into a social scenes outside of making raunchy joyous music with kindred others, and occasionally visiting with family. That said, I envision my partner as also an inspired doer whose interests and aptitudes jive with mine well. For instance, since I am committed to fully developing and enjoying my forest-park studio-retreat in the Smokey Mountains my ideal partner will also be a nature lover who is deeply inspired by the experience of spending productive time nurturing nature and sustainable beauty in the forest.
Of course, my ideal partner and I would also be very attracted to one another, and intimately devoted to supporting each other emotionally and in all aspects of our mental health, physical wellbeing, personal growth, good humor and security.
A key understanding that my perfect mate and I will share regards our mutual respect for our independent senses of self. For instance, sloth, dangerous addiction, gluttony, waste, craving wealth and luxury, and conventionalism that borders on ritual behavior are real big turn offs for me. So my ideal partner would be an independent, holistic thinker interested in discussing such things, balancing life's grind with humor, gratitude and passion, and working together in general.
Picnics, bike rides and hikes, working out together, volunteering together and teaming up as helpmates on personally meaningful projects at home and elsewhere all seem like real fulfilling date ideas to me. Movies, coffee and drinks, social events and such are lower on the list for me yet somewhat inevitable I reckon. I should point out that dancing for me is always an attractive option... always.