I consider myself as a step aside from the usual, a guy who values manners, integrity, intelligence and a quick wit. I tend to be somewhat sarcastic and appreciate smart humor; I offer a good repartee much more than campy comedy. I'd rather be a witty fool than a foolish wit. I've been told I'm very cerebral, but I don't have a big head. I'm a pragmatist. I wish it was possible for society (as a whole) to be totally direct and honest. Whenever it's possible, I prefer to call it as it is, rather than beat around the bush. Unfortunately, some people may not share my views and I have to exercise a cautious level of diplomacy. I prefer to believe that good things come to good people and follow "the Golden Rule", doing what I can to "pay it forward". Fireworks still amaze me! Love napping, especially while sunbathing. I work out, but I'm not looking to run a marathon. I like to ski for a 1/2 day and après early. Really, I'd like to ski more, swing my golf clubs, and dig out my tennis racket. I'm more a spectator of team sports. I like to explore the past and appreciate museums. I enjoy travel - getting away to see life in other places; however, sometimes that can be just a hike around the city or a day in the park.