Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a very young 52. Very very.
I'm an on-again/off-again OKCupider. I guess I'm back on for now,
so blahblahblahpickmepickmeblahblah ;)
I'm mostly a free-spirited urbanite, but I'm set up for backpacking
or a serious truck expedition. I live and think like an artist. I'm
kind of edgy and quirky, but under the radar. I'm not waving a
freak flag, but I'm pretty far outside the lines. I'm positive,
mostly, and a bit of a party animal. I've seen a lot of the world,
and I'll never stop seeing more.
I've been a journalist for 20+ years (freelance writing and
photography lately), but I'm branching out to creative non-fiction
and recently wrote a screenplay (extra points if you know a man
with a big cigar). I'm a natural communicator and storyteller and
lifelong learner/explorer. I volunteer sometimes.
I'm very physically aware. I was an Army medic for six years
(behavioral science) and took 2009-10 off to study exercise
science. Working out is important to me, but I'm no fanatic. I
spend time on spirituality. I smoke pot daily. I have a medical
card, and I've worked in the (legal) cannabis industry quite a bit.
I'm a jeans and T-shirt guy, mostly, but I know how to look sharp
as needed. I'm good conversation at the company Christmas party,
but I'm practically a Socialist. I might piss off your boss (or
especially his boss's boss) with my Utopian social and economic
dreams. So be it. I'm nice about it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Steve the dog.
Figuring out what the fuck is up with that.
Not having things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thanking (see What I'm Doing With My Life above).
Finding the best bike routes.
Talking too loud
Not having things
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My paisley shirt. The hug they are getting.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't really have favorites, but I like ... learning, running,
laughing, rabble rousing, hiking, golf, working out, hanging out,
stopping by, listening to things. Drinks. Sky. Water. Sun. Dirt.
Rocks. Plants. Bugs. Backpacks bigger than 50 liters. Vitality.
Funding mechanisms for municipal governments, laughs, making sure
people know they have unrealized potential, being positive,
oddities, firsts, lasts and onlys, cussing‼️
I also like ... Voltaire; Mark Twain; Viktor Frankl; lamas;
non-fiction; biographies of evil politicians; bikes for
transportation; semi-Buddhist musings; old blues, old country, old
bluegrass, new indie/alt rock, punk rock, hip-hop and DISCO, BITCH!
I play some harmonica and guitar 🎵
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- New experiences
- Motion (sometimes very, very, highly illegally fast)
- Cheating on lists, because it's one of my many ways of jamming a
stick in The Man's eye😐
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being involved in life, doing the right thing, giving away stuff
and/or knowledge and/or time. My two grown kids👔👗Dependent
origination. Sex 😈 Sex again 😈💭
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Um, out on a date? With friends? Making soup? Writing this
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm admitting two things:
1. Spasmodic dysphonia sometimes makes me sound nervous when I'm
not. It's a much milder case of the vocal cord thing Diane Rehm
from NPR has. A friend of mine was like, "Oh!! The Diane Rehm
thing! Cool!!" I wouldn't say it's cool, but it's no big deal
mostly, and I have it ;)
2. In February 2011, I shot about 200 pictures of myself chopping
firewood naked at about three frames per second, then compiled them
into a short video set to Brad's "Bad For The Soul." There is
nothing sexual about it in any way. It's just a really weird
performance art piece?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- and/or -
Smart for a third time.
I would love to find a girlfriend who has traveled and wants more.
Please don't take yourself too seriously, because I won't ;) I'm
attracted to people who are amazed a lot, grateful and try hard not
to be fake. It would help if you have a cynical sense of humor. Are
you a fit, caring partner in crime, maybe even just for a crime
spree? You should probably be a little rough around the edges
(please see peeing anywhere below). Someone who is mostly honest
and open and humble would get my attention. Do you fuck like a wild
animal? How do you feel about starving artists? Dive bar bloody
Marys, anyone? Ever think about selling everything you own and
moving to South America? Do you love your tent and sleeping bag as
if they were pets? Can you pee anywhere?
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