Single, self-reliant, quiet, patient, neat, creative, lifelong learner. Enjoy traveling when I can, outdoor recreation, reading, cooking (especially vegetarian), music of all kinds, live theater, independent films, creative projects, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family. Recently retired from teaching in an alternative program for middle school and high school students. Originally from San Diego County, living now in the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite, moving soon to the California north coast area. Politically liberal, spiritually open-minded. I believe in the saying "Live simply, so others may simply live." Nature-lover and moderate consumer. Low-maintenance guest. Like hot water in the shower, clean sheets on the bed, and strong coffee in the morning.