I am looking for someone more than a pretty face. I am amazed at the artist's eye. That viewpoint of seeing beauty in the simplest thing. I am also appreciative of the empathetic soul and the one who strives for a better world and a better self. And from time-to-time, just wants to not be so serious, and have a bit of fun.
Ever read the book "What If the Buddha Dated"? Two people in orbit around each other, not held in place by restrictions or compromise. Instead, staying together because of deeply instinctive attraction, mutual enrichment, and shared energy. I'm searching for a deep connection where we genuinely understand and cherish each other
I am a solver. I like to pull things apart, model them in my head, troubleshoot, and solve. And I am pretty good at it practically. This has been the defining model for my working life. As to the rest of my life, I tend to screw up as much as the next guy, though I strive not to. This time, seriously...
I feel settled, though I am often not in the same place. But wherever I go, I honestly try and make it feel like home. I go where the locals go, find the grocer, and the cool restaurant.
I lived for many years in Italy and San Francisco, but I am otherwise a local.
My memories of University Village involve, Ernst, Lamonts, and the Village lanes, though the alley at the HUB was more fun.
I would have tea, a tunafish sandwich, and a piece of apple pie with cheese and cinnamon sauce at the Last Exit on Brooklyn, while playing speed chess with my friends.
I have been a 1 percenter, for awhile. But I firmly consider myself a 99 percenter and believe that college is just too damn expensive.
I have gambled at the famous casino in Monte Carlo. I have had spaghetti with meat sauce in Bologna Italy. I have spent the night on Capri with my girl. I was in Nice for Carnival. I drank beer by the liter in Munich for Oktoberfest. I have eaten a brain ball sandwich just across the street from the Pyramids in Egypt. I have played poker with a bracelet holder. I have played bridge against world champions in their club in Naples, and I have played chess against the best player in the US and in the top 10 in the world. And I was winning... But then I lost.
Spiritually I am not about who and why so much as what. I believe that the universe is based on information, and really hope the neutrinos are going back in time. I believe in morality and that evil exists in the world. But I am not sure of its "cause". I have experienced the energy of love and learned everything in that moment.
I have turned down nearly every college that accepted me. Including Pepperdine, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and the UW with ROTC. I wasn't ready to go. I may never be ready to go.
But I don't mind. I have lived around the world. And everywhere I go, it is home. And it is nowhere more that than here in Seattle, where I now am, again. I didn't expect to be where I am today, but I never have. I am happy where I am, who I will be with, and where I will end up.