From Guam to Sydney, Paris, San Francisco, Warsaw, and now
Brooklyn, and with a tip of the hat to the Grateful Dead, what a
long, strange, and completely amazing trip it's been. I'm a
would-be classical guitarist and poet of sorts, father to two
grown, creative kids, and I've made some great and lifelong
friends. I've done and seen so much I could retire on my memories.
But that's not me, 'cause the future is filled with limitless
possibilities, and I like making memories, not living in them.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in my field of finance, and spend my leisure time playing
music and reading mostly, and getting physically strong. I swim and
bike and run (triathlons), and when in the mountains, XC skiing. I
like to travel, and will do more as the professional part of my
life winds down.
I’m really good at
Playing classical guitar (after I've been practicing)
Music and dancing - have been studying Argentinian Tango, both the
dance and the music
Staying physically fit
The occasional poem works, but my skills as a writer are minimal
The first things people usually notice about me
Hair usually,that and my being fit for my age i'd guess, but I
really don't know for sure - I can talk to just about anyone - love
to hear about people's stories and experience, and I've been told
I'm a great listener and have good insights, that I don't impose my
opinions...and at parties, that I'm a great dancer.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too hard to list here - just finished "Freedom" (which I loved),
the works of Raymond Carver, and an infinite number of both
classical and modern works. I'm about to launch into Bruce
Chatwin's "In Patagonia" and Nelson DeMille's "The Lion's Game".
The six things I could never do without
Living my core values, my guitar at my side, my bike to ride, my
health, and the happiness of myself and my friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
While I spend much of my time counting my blessings, and reflecting
on the happiness I derive from my pursuits, I also have concerns
about our society. I think about the changing economic and social
situation, mostly in the USA, but also beyond, in particular I find
the accelerated deterioration of any viable social safety net,
coupled with the longterm affects of the economic downturn, and the
physical dislocation of the nuclear family, will cause a major
shift is how current and future communities form. We will see an
increase in families of choice, people, both single and in
partnerships, who will group together to pool resources and provide
interdependence and support.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading or out to hear music, sometimes with a stop over at my
local Irish pub to have a pint and connect with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Intimacy builds as trust develops, so let's first see where we are
and go from there.
You should message me if
You are looking to share your enjoyment of music, dancing, staying
fit, and deep intimacy, then let me know and we'll see if the
chemistry is right...