In 2009 I surrendered a writing cabin in the woods to make a pilgrimage to the world. I started with three months in Mexico to finish writing a screenplay. I then wandered in Europe and Ethiopia. Rented an apartment and enjoyed living in Berlin for six months.
The stories we tell ourselves and one another have so much power to create what is. One thing I am is a story maker, engaging with others to create the new stories our world needs. My screenplay is a healing story for the U.S.; today I'm focusing on bringing it to the screen.
Twenty years ago, a lover told me I have emotional courage. I'm someone willing -- desiring -- to look into the depths of things; and I'm willing, always, to do the work to make myself, my relationships, and my creations better.
Two people in the last few years told me I have gravitas. One was speaking of my work, the other was speaking of my approach to life in general.
Well, okay... and I also love to laugh!
I love diverse cultures and languages and people, I speak Chinese and Spanish, und ein klein bisschen Deutsch. I love wandering, whether in an urban or natural landscape... I love finding the hidden gems in a city. I love theater, concerts, film, dance -- all the arts -- anywhere. I love to snorkel when in the tropics, and enjoy a picnic or a hike when in the woods or mountains.
My taste in literature tends to the contemporary and culturally diverse. I'm very selective about films; I most enjoy character-driven dramas, often with subtitles, but see other things, too. My taste in music is eclectic and broad.
I care deeply about the world, and my personal spirituality is a cornerstone of my life.
I'm looking for a gracious, proactive and gentle man who shares my love of the arts and our world.