“Funnier than a speeding bullet, smarter than a locomotive, able to leap small social niceties in a single bound. Look, here on this page! It’s CASSROTMAN!
Embarking on many new challenges and opportunities. Empty nester since 2006. Divorced since 2009. Entered academia (after years working in Washington, DC for the Feds) in 2013.
About me: politically/socially progressive (liberal and proud of it), tall, physically fit, emotionally stable, financially secure, dependable (wait, this is the same list of adjectives that every man uses, right?), environmentally conscious (Yes, I drive a Prius), intellectually curious, sense of humor (I am already laughing at myself), professionally and personally devoted to enhancing the well-being of others/world.
Family: Adult daughter (28) with whom I have great relationship. I am proudest that she is a genuinely kind, compassionate human being. Also smart, inquisitive, and funny/hysterical. Friends are family of choice, and I am devoted to them.
Enjoy intellectual challenge of discovering new things. Most of all I enjoy teaching; helping people grow and understand new issues (such as, “What the heck is Dr. Z trying to say?!). Believe secret to teaching is the ability and desire to communicate. Either that or merely giving lots of A’s.
Sense of humor: irreverent/whimsical/goofy more than sarcastic (though I can appreciate that in others). Few things make me as pleased as making people (and myself) laugh. My ex-wife recently sent me an email saying “I’ll never find anyone that made me laugh as much as you”.
Socially: Proud that I have reputation as an empathic and kind/compassionate man. Particularly enjoy small gathering (e.g., dinner parties) where people can engage intimately with each other. Enjoy the quiet/solitude of the countryside, the beach in the winter, national parks. Favorite vacation of all time was when I went to France for two weeks with two lifelong friends, their spouses, and kids. We rented an estate, and cooked, traveled to see the sights, and just enjoyed conversation and each others company (and wine and baguettes).
Activities: Enjoy being active (hiking, yoga, dancing, basketball ... yes, being tall helps!), and make a point of trying to be healthy (without going overboard). Currently taking Argentine Tango lessons, and finding that it is less intimidating (and more fun) than I imagined.
Arts/Entertainment: Enjoy off-beat, indie films, blues music, oldies rock, Motown. Lectures are fascinating. Live theater and live music just have so much energy!
You: physically active, slender/fit, intelligent, compassionate, able to laugh at yourself (and me). Willing to tell me how you really feel about things, and want me to do the same. Open to sharing your life completely, but also appreciate having time to yourself. Aware that life is full of contradictions, and that duality is a plus not a minus. The list of adjectives can go on forever … and are of limited value until we have an opportunity to meet in person.