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Phoenix, Arizona
40 years old
Caucasian / White
Body type:
5' 6"  (168cm)
Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
Marital status:
Single (never married)
Have Kids:
Want Kids:
No (more) children
Income: undisclosed
Relocation: Planning to
Relationship: Casual dates OR serious relationship/marriage OR activity partner

My description:

Vegan for life, baby! It's going on five years now and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was vegetarian for a long time before going vegan and stopped eating meat 20 years ago. I'm open to dating a non-vegan but ultimately if someone is educated about the atrocities of factory farming and still turns a blind eye to how they are contributing to suffering by consuming animal products, then I would have to seriously question our compatibility (and his ethics, judgment and compassion).

That said, I used to think that being with another vegan meant everything else would fall into place but I realize now after many missteps that I need to be with another person who is on a spiritual path, whatever form that may take.

Vegansim is intricately tied into my spiritual practice, which is based on Eastern/Yogic philosophy and Buddhism. I have an asana practice (the physical yoga postures) which I began at age 19. Mantra, meditation and kirtan are the foundations of my practice and have transformed my life since I decided to seriously embark on a spiritual path four years ago.

I've lived in Phoenix off and on for eight years but am setting my sights once again on other places - Denver, California and maybe Austin are on my radar. I really want to get out of the desert and live near water and amid a vibrant arts and music scene with more liberal, like-minded people. I'm a former Midwest misfit and have lived in Las Vegas, New York, New Mexico and Denver.

In the last two years I moved five times, three of them long-distance, and while I don't necessarily want that much upheaval in my life to continue, I also don't see myself as the kind of person who wants to settle down.

I think a new relationship is the beginning of a great adventure, not the end of it, and with the right person I intend to keep exploring, creating, growing, learning and changing - and having fun!

For fun, I love, love, love going to see bands - there's actually a good music scene here in Phx. I like going out dancing, but am not into clubs - I like DJs that spin world beats and music that makes me happy.

I'm passionate about social justice and creating social change and try to be a very-aware consumer. I'm intrigued by the idea of constantly paring down my belongings (and it happens when you move a lot) and have moved into a tiny 400-sq-ft house to see if I'll one day be able to live out my dream of designing and living in a tiny house. (Google "tiny house movement"!).

I'm a reporter, which is an interesting gig to have found myself in after flitting from interior design ( I have a degree in it) to library work to shooting photos at a skydiving DZ. (yes, I've been skydiving). But I can't imagine myself doing anything else, although I might like to move into a more of an activist role in support of the animals.

I love animals and live with a 15-year-old cool cat named Gypsy who I raised from a kitten. She had a sister, Zoe, who died a little more than two years ago and I grieved for her for a long time. I still miss that girl.

Something very important to know about me is that I'm adamant when I say I don't want children. The world is already overpopulated as it is and I see no need to create a mini-me. That said, if you don't want kids because you're a single dad and already have four, then I don't know that my desire not to get knocked up means we're compatible. Kids might be wonderful but they don't equal freedom and I value mine.



 A partner and a best friend, someone openminded, compassionate, curious, creative, intellectual, artistic, adventurous, grounded, committed to a life lived with fearless awareness. Someone who wants to see the world with me and is not afraid of change but embraces it as a path to personal and spiritual awakening. Someone who, like me, does not need children to feel fulfilled but wants to be focus his energies on other things. Someone I can have a deep connection with spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and the very, very important physical.

I'm interested in making connections with people, first and foremost, even if distance bars a meeting. Vegans especially need apply, but I'm open to the open-minded as well. We're more likely to find some common ground if you're curious, creative, funny and a fellow rebel spirit. The conventional, status-driven and uptight will probably find me incomprehensible (which is quite all right.) If you're into shopping malls, consumerism, subdivisions, TV, lowbrow comedies and don't care about what's going in the world, then you should probably give me a pass.




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