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JDBwriter

58 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Today – 8:48pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Buddhism
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I'm a freelance writer, teacher, and poet. I've lived on both coasts and in the middle of the country and Europe: in Brooklyn (for 12 years), Boston, Ithaca, Boulder, The Netherlands (briefly), and Lincoln, Nebraska (I was born there, I had no choice in the matter). I was a hospice volunteer in New York City. I meditate, play guitar, read a lot, love seeing good films at Portland's many wonderful theaters, love being in the woods, trying new restaurants, exploring neighborhoods, etc. But what I enjoy most of all is lively conversation—connected, intimate, wide-ranging, witty, smart conversation. I think that's one of the very best things in life.

I'm affectionate and empathic and also have a sharp and sometimes biting sense of humor. And, yes, I do have a website, thanks for asking: johnbrehm.net.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm immersed in editing an anthology called The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy.
I’m really good at
Writing, teaching, finding the humor in almost everything, not taking myself too seriously, being supportive, listening, kissing (and associated activities). I'm a good cook. My daal is not dull!
The first things people usually notice about me
I've never asked anyone this question. That I'm tall, maybe.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books and writers: One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Jane Eyre, The Death of Ivan Illych, Chang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Kafka, Peter Carey, J.M. Coetzee, Joseph Goldstein, Dan Siegel, Mark Epstein, Whitman, Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, Wislawa Szymborska, Lucia Perillo, many others.

Movies: Secretary, Wings of Desire, Caspar Hauser, Little Miss Sunshine, Bright Star, The Piano, Au Revoir Les Enfants, Pina!, Much Ado About Nothing, A Hijacking, The Pianist. TV: Mad Men, Colbert Report, Daily Show.

Artists: Giacometti, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Serra, Pissarro, Bill Viola, Gregory Crewdson.

Music: Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Bill Frissell, Radiohead, Chris Whitley, Fiona Apple, Black Prairie, Trio Subtonic.

Food: I could eat Indian food every day. Current favorite Portland restaurants—Bollywood Theater, Tao of Tea on Belmont (great food menu), Blue Olive, Ya Halla, Nuestra Cocina.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The non-locality of consciousness.
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing a film, having dinner with friends, reading in a cafe.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 44–57
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you're smart, bookish, sexy, interested in art, film, music, and know what Milan Kundera means when he says: "love is a conversation."