56 Wheeling, IL
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My self-summary
I'm a divorced father of four incredible children, all of whom live with their mother or are on their own at this point. My passions in life are social and economic justice, college football, liberal politics, foreign and classic movies, science (especially theoretical physics), the environment, animals, my kids, and lifelong learning. I live by the creed of live and let live with respect to all sentient beings and expect the same from anyone I might date. This does not mean I am or require a Vegan or Vegetarian, but anyone who enjoys guns or hunting, please find someone else, we will not get along.
What I’m doing with my life
After a 19 year marriage followed almost immediately by an eight year relationship, I have recently started testing the dating scene for the first time since I was in my early twenties.
I’m really good at
I'm very intellectually curious, a fast learner of the new and exciting, and a creative outside-the-box thinker and problem solver. I'm also a skilled writer and speaker with excellent skills of persuasion and the ability to make people laugh and enjoy themselves.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm smart, funny and outspoken.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Slaughterhouse Five; Big Trouble; Freakonomics; The Firm; A Brief History of Time; Practicing the Power of Now; Driven to Distraction; and the Tao of Pooh.

Movies: The Thin Man and its sequels plus every other Powell/Loy movie; anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock; After Fall, Winter; The Wizard of Oz; The Sound of Music; The Bourne series (with Matt Damon); Charlie Chaplin's silent films; What Maisie Knew; Kahaani; 500 Days of Summer: The Perks of Being a Wallflower; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Super Bad; Some Like it Hot; The Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus.

In general, I prefer independent films, black & white classics and foreign movies.

TV Shows: Shameless (the best TV show ever); The Big Bang Theory; Law & Order SVU; Criminal Minds; Family Guy; South Park; Dexter; Orange is the New Black; Orphan Black; The Returned (French version only); Weeds; The Daily Show; Ray Donavon; The Last Ship; Nurse Jackie; The Daily Show; The Colbert Report; David Letterman; and, believe it or not, The Voice.

Food: Chinese, Cajun/Creole; Mexican; Indian; Thai; Vietnamese; and any Seafood, especially Sashimi and Sushi; Lou Malnatis Deep Dish Pizza; Chipotle's Carnitas Bowl; and Hot Chicken Wings.

Music: J. Roddy Walston and the Business; The Beatles; U2: Led Zeppelin; The Kinks; The Clash; early Aerosmith and Van Halen; The Doors: Creedence Clearwater Revival; Nirvana; Violent Femmes; The Pretenders; Of Monsters and Men; Vance Joy; No Doubt; Sublime; and the B-52's.
The six things I could never do without
Love, laughter, ethnic cuisine, Roku, college football, and Google.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The origins of the Universe, my kids, the meaning of life, food, how to rid the world of Republicans, and ways to improve myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
either with my best friend eating out at a local restaurant, at the movies or simply at home relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am quite ADD, and my mind is always juggling a million different things at once. So if I seem distracted or as if I am not paying attention to what you are saying, it is nothing personal, it's just the way I am.
You should message me if
you like to laugh, enjoy your food and sex life with plenty of spice, are intelligent and intellectually curious, passionate, romantic, affectionate, and are able to be silly, laugh at yourself, and just love to be in love.