What else? I can tie a proper bow tie, find my way through the jungle, talk my way past corrupt cops and keep three lit torches in the air. I've sailed the Caribbean, ridden a horse through Tibet, lived on four continents and traveled in sixty countries, but keep coming back to the Bay.
I bike, backpack, play jazz, read, manage an occasional gallery/event space, do yoga, ride horses and motorcycles, and garden on my roof. I usually have a creative project in the works. Near warm water, I like to dive. Near cold water, ski. I keep up on current events in a serious way. My latest passion is polo, and if I can find a place to play here, I will jazzed beyond belief. I'd like to get back to sculpting, but not just yet. My preference is old-school figurative, though I did weld a bit on the metal figures in the photos, which were originally exhibited, temporarily, in a dramatic desert environment.
For work, I typically consult on IT whatnot for yada znorg gronk. I never, ever talk about it at dinner parties. My usual engagement is a long-term contract, leaving breaks in between for travel or projects. In Argentina, I went to study Spanish but accidentally found myself running a thing, and there was a dog in the office, which was cool. At the moment, I am starting a company in SF - a contemporary cliché, sure, but occasionally, one must either bow to the zeitgeist or surmount it with style.
I have great friends, many of whom I've known for a very long time. I believe that chivalry is not dead, loyalty is not out of style and in leaving the world better than we found it. Give me interesting thoughts, a perfect line, the right touch, the one true note. Snuggling is good, too.
I've officiated at nine weddings. They are all still together which is, statistically speaking, off the charts.
Things I'd like to practice/improve these days: more music, more Spanish and French, and enough soccer skills to join a pickup game without looking like I wandered onto the field accidentally.
The part that I was told to include by a female friend: 'smart, charming, clever, kind, sweet, edgy, slightly nuts and wonderful.'