I am a happy and positive person and I believe that gratitude is the key to happiness. While I am a passionate person, the best relationships are between people who are mellow and remain calm discussing sensitive issues (and don't make most minor things into sensitive issues). I want a relationship that is heavy on love, kindness, affection and fun; and light on demands and expectations. (Anger and hostility are deal breakers.) I thrive on emotional and physical intimacy and want a partner who feels the same way. Overall, let's have a relationship that is happy and positive and fun--and be intentional about that.
In blended families, it is essential that the parents learn to love and be kind to each other's children. (That depends more on the parents' behavior and attitude than the childrens'.) I have two sons. My oldest is on a mission and my youngest (17) lives with me. They are nice guys and I am very fond of them.
I am an attorney and recently started my own firm. I love liberty and the United States Constitution. I have a post-doctorate (LLM) degree from The George Washington University Law School, where I studied English and Early American Legal History. While I love books and ideas, I love people more. It doesn't matter to me if you are educated if you are willing to listen to me ramble on about English kings and wars of liberation now and then. I have close friends from all walks of life.
Life is a ministry. We are on earth to learn to see others as Jesus Christ sees them, to love them as He loves them and, in the process, become a little bit more like him.
A few other interests: Snow skiing, landscape photography, working out (Vasa), travel, and doing things with my kids.