i'm a fort lauderdale native who grew up in the shadow of the everglades and then spent most of my post-college years in D.C., punctuated by 2 1-yr. stints in L.A. and an even shorter blip in oslo, norway. ATL has been home since '06. living in L.A. was a lifelong dream from as far back as i can remember. and i fulfilled it. twice.
joined CDC 2 years ago after 20 years at EPA. i had a great run at EPA, but needed a change. the only other thing i could see myself doing is teaching kindergarten.
i... am governed by VERY strong convictions, can't sleep w/out a fan on, despise liars, am fiercely pro-israel, ran a marathon, don't believe everything happens for a reason, ski every march, am best friends w/ a bunch of straight guys, collect currier and ives prints, am perfectly okay w/ losing, have a famous younger sibling, enjoy tarrantino films despite my distaste for gratuitous violence, and am fascinated by the power of redemption. my biggest flaw is giving the benefit of the doubt to those least deserving.
adventure travel is a passion. past jaunts have taken me from sydney to st. petersburg, hong kong to helsinki, amsterdam to amman. most recently, a buddy and i spent a month backpacking thru japan, vietnam, cambodia, and disappointing thailand.
i'm blessed to have been in love twice, particularly when there are good people who live out their entire lives and never truly taste it. the 2 relationships were high functioning and incredibly gratifying. i'm still close friends w/ both men.
looking for the proverbial boy next door. someone who is naturally masculine, well mannered and monogamous, isn't into the scene, leads a healthy lifestyle, follows current events, and has clean fingernails and nice teeth. a guy who's an active listener, can be fully present, and is capable of communicating on the hard stuff rather than walking out on an otherwise promising relationship.