Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"And did you get what you wanted from this life?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved,to feel myself beloved on this earth."
- Raymond Carver
The basics. I am 60, twice divorced (don't run yet!),
professionally employed and living in the Portland, Maine
I am kind, caring, compassionate, passionate and low maintenance.
Financially and emotionally stable. Currently pursuing my BA in
English Lit (5 credits shy of graduating), with the dream of
teaching within my grasp.
I'm a chardonnay-sipping, charcoal-grilling, kind of guy, who is as
comfortable reading poetry as he is the financial section, someone
who views the grocery store as a museum (I am also a professionally
trained chef). I am a man who will do his best to make you laugh,
help you relax, encourage you think outside the box, and prompt you
look at the world from a different perspective. I'm generous with
my time and emotions, but also enjoy alone time. I will have your
back when the going gets tough and give you the shirt off my back
at a moments notice.
I'm looking for...
I'm looking for a Sunday kind of love. You know what I mean by a
Sunday kind of love, don't you? It's that smooth, easy, effortless
kind of love. It's that first cup of coffee, Boston Globe (or the
NY Times) spread out on the bed, jazz playing in the background
kind of love. It's that silence that says everything kind of love.
It's that working in the yard, dirty hands, finger tips smelling
like tomato plants - or mowing the lawn - kind of love. It's that
"have a great time hangin' with the girls, see you when you get
home" kind of love. It's that knowing a great kiss is more about
lips than about tongue kind of love. Real.Natural. The way love is
supposed to be kind of love.
What I’m doing with my life
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How I spend my free time...
My free moments are spent reading and writing poetry, biking,
kayaking, cooking, entertaining, walking the beach, and working
out, just to mention a few. In addition - when time allows - I
enjoy attending the theater, hanging out in coffee shops, watching
the harbor bound oil tankers pass through Spring Point, watch
movies and debating topical issues with friends. Spending more time
on vacation is a priority for the coming year.
About my job...
Professional position at a local university, managing skilled and
non-skilled trades personnel.
How I spent my last vacation...My last true vacation was week spent
at my timeshare in Rockport, Maine. Plans for the coming year
include another visit to Quebec City and Toronto, a trip to
California and/or Florida. Anyone want to join me?
My favorite dish or recipe...
As a chef, my favorite dish is whatever I am cooking at the moment,
and if you are lucky, cooking your favorite dish.
Finishing up my BA in English at USM.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Managing minutiae while looking at the big picture.
- Insuring that those in my company feel comfortable.
- Finding creative solutions where needed - interested in the
psychological aspects of marketing and advertising.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My hands, my smile and my upbeat nature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite movies: Citizen Kane, Fargo, Raging Bull, Chinatown,
Singin' in the Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Deer
Hunter, The Godfather, The Truman Show, Taxi Driver, Days of
Heaven, Dr. Stangelove, It's a Wonderful Life, Memento, The
Natural, The Conversation, Carnage, The Thin Man....just to name a
few. Oh, and Mel Brooks films!
Current Favorite Shows: Mad Men, House of Cards, Scandal, Charlie
Rose Show, Pinky Blinders, Wallander (Swedish TV series), Grace
Point, Fargo and True Detectives.
Books/Magazines Currently On My Nightstand: Toward an Open Field -
Poets on the Art of Poetry, Thomas Jefferson - The Art of Power, An
Exaltation of Form, The Origins and Development of the English
Language. The Atlantic Magazine. Also just finished rereading "The
Things They Carried" by Tim O'brien.
Favorite Foods: Eclectic tastes are all over the board, but you can
tame me with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The top 8 things I can't live without...
Peanut Butter(chunky only)
Kissing - soft, warm and gentle
500 count sheets
The sound of a banjo
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My thoughts are always of the future, not about what has been or
what I should/could have done. How will the next generation of
technology change our lives? What will be our legacy, both as
individual humans, and as the human race?
And of course - to add a bit of levity - what will be the next
great flavor of ice cream?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working on making my Friday night typically, untypical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I stare at goats, and they often stare back.
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