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54 Asheville, NC Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 34–55
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Jun 8, 2013
White, Other
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Not at all
Other, and very serious about it
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Arabic (Okay), Farsi (Okay)

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My self-summary
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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

Deepening my appreciation of life through my yoga practice.
Currently reading Robert Thurman's "Infinite Life" and "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali"

I work with a difficult population so I try to keep it funny and real.

Currently reading "Acts of Faith" by Eboo Patel, Poetry of Theodore Roethke.
New (still) favorite movie is "Moonrise Kingdom"
New old favorite tv includes Friday Night Lights, Walking Dead, Madmen, Fringe and Nashville (Connie Britton)
House of Cards (Netflix series)
"The Wire" (HBO)
"Game of Thrones (HBO)

I enjoy finding previously unknown treasures in music, films and well, people. I'm an explorer by nature, but a pragmatic thinker who prefers to live in the moment and guided by healthy skepticism. What better time than now?

Update: Love finding books at low prices at my favorite book hangout Downtown Books.

I look at the world with unbridled curiosity! (and sometimes hope and awe at the human spirit)

Am: Psychiatric case worker going for more letters after my name

Have Been: Used to be an Arabic and Persian Farsi translator for the Air Force. Moved to Asheviile to be a Wilderness Instructor at a local recovery facility, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed.

I think humor can be a great equalizer. "Groundhog Day" is a modern classic! I can accomodate gentle, (Local Hero-an old Burt Lancaster flick or not so gentle humor (Sarah Silverman or Curb Your Enthusiasm by Larry David or Entourage). I like goofy humor, (i.e. "Something About Mary" I am a former Air Force Arabic and Persian Farsi linguist (20 year veteran), an instructor for the Medical College of Georgia for communication skills, bedside manner, empathy, a tech line advisor for a range of freezer and refrigeration products (Frigidaire) and a lineman for Comcast. But it's this last job that really is the culmination of all of that experience.

I'd say I've been on a prolonged earthly quest since I left the Air Force. Although I love a well told yarn. My reading list includes people like John O Donohue, Matthew Fox, Rita Nakashima Brock, John Spong, Meister Eckhart and Hildegard of Bingham...Sufi mystics, Talmudic philosophers, philosopher spiritual feminist Carol Christ, and on and on. My beliefs are rooted in action, practicing compassion, deferring to humor and curious, playful intellects. I look for people who have a spiritual center and do not need anyone to complete them. I believe Joseph Campbell's words about pursuing joy through life. (or is it life through joy?)
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to make a difference, plant seeds, help and educate young people.
I’m really good at
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Communicating and creative thinking
The first things people usually notice about me
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Eyes and humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Geek Crush: Friday Night Lights, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Lost Girl, Being Human and Dr Who on BBC America
Books: CURRENT FAVES: The Sufis by Idriies Shah, Melody Moezzi "War On Error" (Stories of Muslim Americans), "The Glance" Rumi translated by Coleman Barks, "Sheer Joy"by Matthew Fox, Language of Life-Bill Moyer, Krista Tippett from NPR'S "Speaking of Faith", "Occidental Mythology" Joseph Campbell, "Kulchur" by Ezra Pound, The Four Fingers of Death by Rick Moody,
Perennials: anything by David Sedaris, Lit by Mary Karr, most old school science fiction by the old masters (Clarke, Anderson, Sturgeon, Asimov, Ellison), fantasy, flights of fancy, some not so depressing romantic incursions (Possession by A.S. Byatt!), The Secret History by Donna Taart....many, many more.
Music: CURRENT: Chris Thile from the Punch Bros (mandolin and amazing Appalachian Americana, Best Coast and Waaves. (dark modern beach music) Garbage (Shirley Manson!) is one of my all time favorites, most Alternative/Indie, , some EMO stuff Michael Franti and Spearhead, Muse, Metric, Aaron Copeland, Gershwin, Bach, Miles Davis (his early electric stuff) Paramore, All Time Low, Thievery Corp.
Current Best Film: Moonrise Kingdom
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Art Galleries and Museum touring, live music
Comics: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Joe Strazinski, Geoff Johns, Warren Ellis (authors), collections put out by Fantographics, Love and Rockets, Black Hole by Charles Burns !!!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
books and periodicals (UTNE, Sun, Parabola, Tikkun)
humor (in all forms)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the enviroment and the democratic process
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maybe downtown, maybe not
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You like new movies in town, want to get coffee or dinner. Like to hang out downtown.