61 Philadelphia, PA
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My self-summary
Hello there. I think it will help if I think about OKCupid as an introduction site instead of a dating site. Just talk a little, meet and see if there is a connection of interest. I think that is more normal and lowers expectations. I'm trying that approach now.

I love people. I'm curious, I love hearing people's stories. Politically liberal. Making a difference in people's lives. Playing music and more music. Fun, willing to try new activities (just tried aqua zumba recently and started the Rowzone workout --- great!). Optimistic. Well-educated. Keeping fit and active. Skeptical of conventional wisdom. Have a strong creative streak, always seeking new ways to express it. I treasure my friends and... I long for a deeper connection/intimate partnership with someone special.

I'm energetic and adventurous - in professional life, music, travel, my community - all are important. Enjoy the sensuality as much as the music when dancing.

What about potential 'us'? We are intellectually and emotionally curious. We 'talk well' and laugh well together. We navigate well in the world and handle all parts of a 'big' life - the good stuff, the hard stuff. We do it with curiosity, integrity and hope...ahh.
We trust that the other person has our back.
What I’m doing with my life
Striking a balance between work and play. Finding satisfaction in my profession but not defined by it. In my work I've had meaningful experiences with people as they recover from injuries. I travel and do volunteer work-also fun.
My fave activity is playing music with friends and at dances. (I play woodwinds).
I’m really good at
Having a good time, laughing, goofing around, hanging out. Listening. Finding creative solutions. Nurturing friendships and being there when I'm needed. Bringing people together and creating connection. Going deep and knowing when to come up for air. Playing music with friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
smile, eyes, sense of humor, curiosity, passion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading - In the Garden of Beasts and The Alchemist and another Holocaust memoir.
Mad Men, The Good Wife
Classical, chamber, Irish, English, hip hop, Latin, Klezmer music - anything with a good beat.
Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Sam Bush.
NPR and progressive political views
Imitation Game, the whimsy of Into the Woods
Ethnic foods at neighborhood haunts
The six things I could never do without
Stimulating Conversation
Favorite Friends and Family
Keeping active
My Trusty Corolla
I spend a lot of time thinking about
people I care about, things I'd like to try, and how to make a difference.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing different stuff -
trolling bars in Center City - NOT!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Y'know what I really like?... It's a guilty pleasure but...

I SOMETIMES watch reality TV and I LOVE LOVE watching people WIN their heart's desire.
You should message me if
Something here strikes you and you want to engage.
Here's an idea.... ask me something. Tell me something.