Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a mild mannered mathematician who is works for the Department
of Defense. Go figure.
I have two grown sons who are incredible and both are now married
to Japanese women.
Along with Rod Stewart, I am passionate about the World’s Greatest
Hobby (model railroading) and so, this is where I get my Nom de
Plume, “DaphitedFan” as in the “Gorre and Daphetid.” I am planning
a model railroad that could have existed in 1948 in Vermont and New
Hampshire. I find it fascinating doing the historical research to
recreate this halcyon period in rural New England.
For a number of years, I would teach mathematics at a local
university and I especially enjoyed working with students from many
different cultures and nationalities. One of the most satisfying
aspects of teaching was to get really difficult mathematics across
to students. I would particularly enjoy spending Saturdays with
them before exams.
I love the arts and I especially enjoy going to concerts and seeing
operas both in New York and at NJPAC. I have enjoyed going to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Frick, the Guggenheim and the
New York Botanical Gardens.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working at a very interesting job, restoring my house and looking
to meet someone who could share my dreams.
I’m really good at
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Remembering things. So for example, whenever I teach . . . no
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am a very nice guy who sometimes burns the candle at both ends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite Books: From Time Immemorial; Black Beauty; Honest to God;
Abel's Proof, I and Thou, The Signal and the Noise.
Favorite Movies: Modesty Blaise; Lawrence of Arabia; Schindler's
List; The 400 Blows; The Usual Suspects; The Shawshank
Operas: Cosi fan tutte; Figaro; Don Giovanni; Madame Butterfly,
Carmen; Tosca; The Magic Flute.
Music: classical (Beethoven is really hot); Gerry Mulligan, Paul
Desmond, Alexis Cole, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, MJQ,
Bruce Springsteen, LP (Laura Pergolizzi).
In the last year and one-half I have become a huge fan of Queen. I
mean, really, just how many astrophysicists are rock stars? I
particularly enjoyed the "Brighton Rock" solo and the preceding
improv by Freddie Mercury at Wembley. Once upon a time there was a
human voice that could do that. Just stunning.
Food: sushi, sashimi, fish pudding, strawberry and rhubarb pie,
steak and kidney pie. :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my two sons and their families; my cell phone; a computer; tea;
something to read; friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How this country is going to survive in the 21st century.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights are for relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If we meet, I will share that with you.
You should message me if
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