So I just got done Skyping with "Candidate #3" on my initial list a couple posts ago. The one who is 60 and lives in Vermont.
OMG, I love this guy for a co-parent. He kicks "Candidate #1"s ass, at least with regard to what I would want.
We have so much similarity and resonance, it's coming out our ears. And I completely respect what he does for a living - he f'ing does contracted peace training and mediation internationally in Africa, Vietnam, etc. He was recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister. He "homesteads," which I'm imagining means they grow their own food and raise some livestock (and they have a tenant). He's open-minded, flexible, calm, highly intelligent. I think I could even get past his age... but why does he live in f'ing Vermont!
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