Some of my friends think I'm pretty clever, mainly geeky clever and street smart - I'd prefer to be funnier. I'm irreverent but not contemptuous. Easy-going but not ambivalent.
Having travelled a lot (around the world, and the same block sometimes), I think I finally understand the cocktail of empathy, courage and compassion. I try, but don't succeed all the time. The result of having diced with fate often, in an earlier life.
I'd love to meet someone with whom I can be playfully engaged and affectionate.
I just moved back to Africa, and am wondering if I should delete this OKC profile.....
I find fitness, solace and peace of mind in distance running. I also cycle; a while ago I rode a bicycle through the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, from Manali to Leh. And more recently have been discovering the painful pleasure of South Africa's mountain passes. I've run the NYC Marathon three times (and already have a confirmed entry for 2016); sometimes I run an ultra marathon if my insanity kicks in.....
- Juggling many things at once..... although sometimes things fall.... so I avoid doing it with uncooked eggs.
One Hundred Years of Solitude still makes me marvel at the tenacity of the human heart. I like the work of Arundhati Roy, Khaled Hosseini, JM Coetzee, Malcolm Gladwell, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Rohinton Mistry, Paulo Coelho, Nadine Gordimer. Julian Barnes' book was strongly suggested (almost prescribed) reading, but didn't taste medicinal. It did push some buttons.
I'm random with music, but admit that I do not understand House, hip hop or rap. Willing to learn and be guided here... I grew up with World Music, and have a love for African music (Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, Youssou N'Dour, Fela (and now son Femi) Kuti).
I LOVE food! And I cook, my friends tell me "you're an awesome aspirant chef!"
passport, running shoes, friends, family, deep scuba diving, choice. sex and affection. And my bicycle.