Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a kind and gentle fellow with a bit of a rascally side as
well. I enjoy being goofy with my girl, but I also approach life in
a serious way. Both spirituality and humanistic values are
important to me. I am also attuned to the sensuous side of life.
Sunshine, friends and blood oranges: happiness! I like rivers and
fishing, and taking the California backroads...with you.
What I’m doing with my life
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I live in the present, and appreciate the moment, looking for the
sublime in the quotidian events of the day. For income, I have a
portfolio career: I work as a professional photographer, and as a
civil servant. For recreation, I play soccer, cultivate my organic
garden, bicycle and play tennis, and write and play music. My
intellectual pursuits include reading the Economist and the Times,
and independent study in history, demographics, and Italian
society. I'm also active in peer mentoring.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Lending an ear. Nurturing relationships. Going by foot. Planning
and executing social events and journeys. Finding the irony in
daily life and current happenings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I like history, primarily; some popular culture;
biographies, Eastern philosophy; short stories by John Cheever,
Steinbeck's East of Eden.
Film: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Amarcord. Papillon, Amelie,
The Wages of Fear, Annie Hall, The Best of Youth, the Film Noir
festival at the Castro; the Italian film festival at the
Music: Dexy's Midnight Runners, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Style
Council, the Ramones, the Doors, the Monkees, Serge Gainsbourg,
Joao Gilberto, and Sibelius and Rimski-Korsakov.
Food: Middle Eastern; Thai; Indian; and at home, preparing Italian,
barbecue on the porch, three-cheese omelets and fried plantains.
Occasional guilty pleasure? Dark chocolate.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Olive oil 2) My garden 3) Fire, it's essential - I'd hate to
cook on electric 4) My bicycle, who shall remain nameless 5) I'm
also quite fond of my car 6) My compadres down the street.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Depends on the season, really. Last summer I spent an inordinate
amount of time thinking about baseball, but last summer was an
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
playing music with my pals in the East Bay, or dinner and a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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