A funny, friendly guy who is looking to make friends, meet someone
special and have a little fun. I enjoy trips to the beach, to the
mountains, or to a museum. I also enjoy barbecues, ethnic food, and
being with my sons. I enjoy reading, going out to the local pub to
hear live music, zipping accross the water on jet skis, and playing
frisbee. I am kind, respectful, open minded and sentimental. I am
socially liberal but slightly conservative about economics and
military issues. I am affectionate, and think that touch is a basic
human need. I am interested in everything and want to know why
people act the way they do. I worry about global warming. I try to
listen to people who a disaggree with me and will try to keep an
What I’m doing with my life
I have a son who is attending college. I am also
analyst/researcher. I do high level government sponsored studies at
at research center in Alexandria. Its a challeging job with a
significant impact on some of the most critical decisions facing
the government. Before that I was taught at a major university in
I’m really good at
Keeping the conversation going and listening. Telling a joke and
lightening mood. Being kind, and considerate and making others
comfortable. Governmental stuff. Solving problems, and generating
reams of powerpoint. I read widely and interested in many topics
from art and history to celebrites and foreign travel. But don't
worry if your pet interest wasn't mentioned because i am probably
interested in that too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think people might first my deep voice and my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite cartoon: Pinky and the Brain. Favorite music: Blues to
classic rock to trace. Some favorites are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy
Water, Rihanna, ZZ Top, Lady Gaga, and Armin Van Buuren. I think
that live music always sounds better than recorded. I also enjoy
some older pop music. (See my private things I am willing to admit
Favorite Movies: There are so many but a few that come to mind
Abbott and Costello meet Frakenstein, the Hangover, James Bond,
Favorite books: Again there are a lot of these but a few recent
standouts are Bryson's "A Short History of early Everything",
Susskind "Cosmic Landscape: String Theory", Finklestein: The Bible
Unearthed, Ryan and Jetha, "Sex Before Dawn". The last one
provideds a revealing look at the (rather shocking) disconnect
between human sexual instanct (not what you think) and
Favorite foods: I love spanish tapas, Thai, Lebanese, Mexican,
Italian, chinese, and Indian food.
The six things I could never do without
Jon Stewart, the beach, books, dinner with friends, intimate times
together, and a Sunday night movie.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about many things: What should I get everyone for
Christmas? How much do guitar lessons cost?
Who is sponsoring that study and would they be interested in
Can natural gas be extracted from my vacation property in the
mountains without messing up the creek?
Should I visit Malaysia after my next business trip?
Any ideas on how to deal with a dying hemlock forrest?
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a nice meal with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most of my guilty pleasures involve music. My teenage son is sooo
embarassed that Lady Gaga's hit song "Telephone" is a personal
favorite of mine. My other confession is my personal library fills
about 20 bookcases.
You should message me if
I enjoy meeting all kinds of people and would love to hear from
you. So please don't be shy.
Please remember that profiles can not capture the breath and depth
of a person. Sothe only way to discover if someone new might be
your type is to send a note and strike up a conversation.