Imagine a secluded cabin in the mountains, clean mountain air, a casual hike through the trees, a fire in the fireplace, a good book and a beautiful soul to snuggle up close to, homemade breakfast or, perhaps, a trip into town for a delicious latte and conversation with down-to-earth friends. Okay! It's time to get back down to earth! Hi, I’m Dierk! I’m a serious man who loves good conversation, reading, soulful movies, walking and hiking in the great outdoors, learning new things (I just started learning about photography), good songs, family and friends. I've worked and played hard most of my life; made mistakes and learned some many powerful lessons. Through the years, I've had good friends and many toys, including motorcycles, fishing stuff and many cars and trucks. Now that I'm getting older, I have truly learned to appreciate a debt-free lifestyle and good health. The days of enjoying the nightlife, late dinners and dancing were fun, but I now plan my days around waking and going to bed early. Routine is my friend. I enjoy exercising several days a week, intermittent fasting and a mostly Vegetarian lifestyle. One of my favorite quotes is: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". I'm kind of a neatnik and lead a mostly uncluttered lifestyle. After retiring twice, I have gone back to work yet again! Work gives my life purpose, and I don't have any idea on how long I'll keep at it. Faith and spirituality are important to me, and many of the things I enjoy pass through that filter. As a person with faith and values, I find that life is very meaningful. Another favorite quote of mine describes why I am on this dating site: "To be happy and healthy, we need someone and/or something to look forward to with enthusiasm." I learn so much from my reading, and I truly appreciate meaningful ideas from people with great minds.