By day, I’m an editor at a DC nonprofit scientific association. By evening, lunch, and weekend, I’m a walker, moviegoer and DVD watcher, music lover, and omnivorous reader. My season tickets are of the Shakespeare Theatre variety. A slightly more than vestigial social conscience prompts me to donate blood fairly regularly. Among places I’ve traveled to, London and Glacier National Park have been repeat destinations. The rhinoceros is my favorite animal.
But seriously, folks. . . .
I’m a thoughtful, gentle man who’s a bit embarrassed at how many times the word “I” has to crop up in this self-summary. So how about some testimonials from other people? I asked 3 friends of long standing (one whom I’ve known for 30 years, and the others for over a decade each). All are women, all are (and always have been) platonic friends, and all are quoted with their permission.
The first says I’m a good prospect “for any number of reasons, starting with your honesty and continuing through your smarts, education, integrity, humor, concern, and any number of other excellent qualities.” My second friend extols me with “You’re intelligent, well read, well educated, articulate, funny, sensitive, and an excellent conversationalist.” The third, reading a draft of this very profile, said, “I do like it—I think it does show your real self. It’s fun, funny, interesting, and even has a touch of sweetness.” Returning to my second character witness, “You’re a really awesome and sensitive but strong guy.”
Well, I’m certainly blushing. . . .