Long distance sailor, engineer, artist, musician, rogue, rascal
roustabout. I'm the guy your mother should have warned you
I'm non-monogamous. If that is not your cup of tea, then please
move on, nothing to see here folks. On the other hand, if you are
practiced in the art of safe, sane, honest, respectful, open
relationships then read on...
What I’m doing with my life
I live on a great boat. I'm preparing to sail around the world. Or,
more specifically, to get on my boat and sail somewhere fun. If we
make it completely around the globe, it will be by accident. The
plan is to just sail until the money, food and water run out, then
work, fish and pray for rain.
I’m really good at
Seeing the big picture. Listening to others. Encouraging those
around me. Engineering (in many different forms). Teaching what I
know. Admitting what I don't know.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm smirking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just about anything by (in no particular order) Mark Twain, William
Shakespeare, Nick Hornby, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tm Robins, Kenneth
Graham, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore, Saki (Hector Hugh
Munro), Roald Dahl, Arthur Conan Doyle, Issaic Asimov, Tom Wolfe,
John Steinbeck, Edgar Allen Poe.
Too many favorites to name them all, but some of my favorites are
"Being There", "Princess Bride", "Shakespeare In Love" and "The
Incredibles". I'm a screen junkie, (I can resist anything but
visual temptation) but I haven't watched commercial TV in thirty
years (I can't do TV responsibly) but I do have a screen and watch
DVDs. I like to think of it as methadone.
Being a musician tends to make me want to listen to just about
anything, (although I tend towards R&B, rock, soul, etc.) but
there are a few genres I just don't get, including industrial or
really twangy country tunes. I'm also not a big fan of pop-music
from the 80's (that was the decade I took the radio out of my car).
The six things I could never do without
Barring the obvious air/food/water/etc., they would probably be
cognitive reasoning, major motor skills, learning new things,
enlightening companionship, technical challenges, and, of course,
my sweetie AnnMarie.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Tropical islands with clear blue water, how to get there, and more
importantly, how not to have to come back.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on my boat, or building/repairing something (usually a boat
part) in my shop, reading a book, or having dinner with friends. In
fact, for the next few months, I doubt I'll do much of anything
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can sew a corduroy bodice from scratch, in only a few hours, that
would be good enough for you to wear to the Ren Faire. Who knew
that clothing construction (i.e. "fabricating" garments) would be
so much like engineering? All the same principles apply, except the
end users are a lot cuter. :-)
You should message me if
Three or more of the following apply:
- You find me interesting, my lifestyle is compatible with yours,
and are, at heart, a decent human being.
- You always wanted to say "Hey Sailor" and mean it.
- You play music or sing, or like hanging with the band.
- You have honed wit, sarcasm and irony to a razor sharp
- You want someone who is more concerned with what you are thinking
than what you look like.
- You owe me money, or wish to leave me your vast fortune.