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46 • Downers Grove, IL • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 33–50
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Today – 12:13pm
- 6′ 1″ (1.86m)
- Body type
- Mostly vegetarian
- Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
- Taurus, and it’s fun to think about
- Graduated from masters program
- Politics / Government
- Has kids
- Has dogs
I grew up in Cleveland, OH and came to Chicago (via Lithuania [and, no, I'm not Lithuanian]) for graduate school and never left. First as a resident of Hyde Park, which I miss greatly, and then Rogers Park, I grew to love Chicago. While I now live in Downers Grove to be closer to my children, I'm a city person at heart and hope to move back when my children get older.
By trade I'm a community organizer and advocate for the underserved in the fields of workforce development and housing. While the current political climate has me questioning my career choice to some extent, I still feel strongly about the populations I work with.
I really enjoy engaging conversations about everything from music, movies novels and politics, to name a few. while I can be somewhat shy at first, there is little more enjoyable to me than those sorts of conversations that last forever covering a wide verity of issues both philosophical and nonsensical. That said, I am more comfortable one-on-one or in small groups.
This is not to say that lack humor; to be sure, I feel strongly that humor, even in so-called deeper conversations, is vital to a lively discussion. Ultimately, I don't take myself too seriously and I like to poke fun of myself and remain somewhat playful.
Music is very important to me; both as a listener and a (rather poor but heartfelt) musician. In an ideal world I'd like to get to more shows at clubs like the Empty Bottle, but lately I haven't managed to get to very many. Finding someone who enjoys this as much as I do would be lovely, but not vital.
Lit.: CHARLES BUKOWSKI, Nelson Algren, Henry Miller, Tenessee Williams, Roberto Bolano, Iris Murdock, BAUDELAIRE, nick Hornby, Jonathan Frazen.
TV: I don't have cable, so rely on library'a and Netflix; twins peaks, 30 rock, Seinfeld, The Walking Dead Arrested Development, LOUIE, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the wire and FRONTLINE.
Radio: Public Radio and WCPN 820. I miss the college radio I grew up with in Cleveland: four choices at any given time! Cleveland State WCSB, Oberlin WOBC, Case Western Reserve, Baldwin Wallace and John Carol U! It fed musical curiosity in amazing ways.
Movies: Blue Velvet, Royal Tenenbaums, Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dear Hunter, Submarine, Ghost World, Drugstore Cowboy, Meloncholia, All That Jazz and documentaries.
My dog, Charley;
My records and turntable;
Fine Bourbon; and,
A cold pillow.
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