My friends would describe me as a sensitive, nurturing, open,
intelligent, and masculine guy with a certain je ne sais
Discovery of who I am and where I am going is very important to me.
In terms of who I am, my Cuban parents raised me here in New York,
and I have been able to trace my lineage back to Spain and Russia.
I have a down to earth approach to life, and value my ability to
intuit people and navigate situations instinctively. I view life
overall as an exploration, informed by both spiritual development
and taking mindful actions to help others. I enjoy a healthy,
balanced life of laughter, adventure, and responsibility.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a former nursery and junior high school teacher, making a
transition towards working in social services and helping others in
a positive way.
I’m really good at
spontaneity like jumping into a friend’s car last minute for a day trip, envisioning a beautiful, comfortable, and nurturing home, inciting riots of laughter when they are badly needed, and listening compassionately. I also have great rhythm.
The first things people usually notice about me
are my blinding good looks of course! Seriously though, I think
people notice my thoughtfulness and sincerity, followed by my down
to earth, fun-loving persona!
My eyes too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love pretty much any food, but the ambience of the place is most important.
I love all music. I tend to get drawn to stuff like Requiem, Zeppelin, The Doors, U2, Cold Play, Bob Dylan, Paco de Lucía, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, etc.. I also like good Latin Jazz, and House,
I love to read books in Spanish, and am recently tackling a translation of “The People’s History of the United States,”. I also like spanish lit authors such as Julio Cotazar. I enjoy reading about international affairs and current events. Chomsky is a favorite.
I find provocative films with social commentary very satisfying. Some examples are Catch 22, Full Metal Jacket, and Dr. Strangelove. Almodovar is one my favorite directors. I saw the Snowden doc, "Citizenfour" and highly recommend watching it! Every so often I love to escape through a thriller/action flick.
The six things I could never do without
My sense of being
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global Warming, the billionaire takeover of our democracy. Living a plastic free life. Cooking more. Are we really a computer simulation? Why people in NYC can't grasp proper sidewalk etiquette. Am I the only one here that hasn't jumped out of a plane or hung out with lions? I think about how happy I've been lately for no particular reason.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to hang out with friends, go out to dinner, or sometimes
just chill at home reading a good book.
On an atypical Friday night, I aspire to have a romantic dinner
overlooking the gorgeous coast of Galicia, Spain in late spring.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the most important things that I have learned from my last
relationship is that love is as much about the timing as anything
else, and that lasting love requires my willingness to accept you
as you are, and myself as I am.
You should message me if
you are down to earth and a great communicator. Emotional
availability is also very important to me.
I believe chivalry and romance are still alive and kicking today,
while at the same time I respect equality in a relationship. I
welcome a woman who asserts herself and knows what she wants. Sense
of humor, valuing spiritual growth, and willingness to laugh at her
self are major turn-ons for me.