I moved back to Manhattan 26 years ago.
A professional musician since I was 19.
A former "functional exercise" instructor specializing in teaching the correct use of bio-mechanics, levers, and angles (Kinesiology) for 17 years (A.C.S.M.).
Black and white was taken in Central Park, the color ones are most recent.
I have been involved in performing/playing contemporary and folkloricCubanmusic, Brasilianmusic andJazz. Listening as well to certain forms of south/north Indian music. (HindustaniandCarnatic)
I often playCubandance music with a quintet in the city, as well as everything from recording film and TV scores from the 'Sex In The City' theme music (great quarterly residuals since it's been in reruns) to nature documentaries on PBS and Nat.Geo., radio and television commercials and I teach.
I have experienced being around the planet in 80 days playing jazz festivals.
Emotionally centered, verbally communicative, articulate,trustworthy,patient,accessible, down to earth and I’m pretty good at spelling.
Alternatively, I teach Men and Women skills and techniques as well as "situational awareness", necessary for "urban" survival in any situation.
Be it an earthquake in lower Manhattan, a potential hurricane hitting lower Manhattan, a vast power outage lasting for several, or up to many weeks, a Male or Female intent on doing physical damage to you, or the next terror attack.
Old Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared”.
Think you are?
Forget about "King" Bloomberg, Con Edison, LIPA, The Red Cross, FEMA, Homeland Security coming to save you, nor should you rely on hospitals, witness the complete shut down/loss of NYU and Bellevue during 'Sandy'.
It's you that must be "responsible and knowledgeable" for taking care of (saving) yourself and/or your family.
My personal suggestion for every Woman living in NYC no matter your age: carry these 3 items with you when you leave your apt/house:
#1. The 'Windstorm' whistle which can be found on Ebay for 5 dollars (can save your life): http://www.stormwhistles.com/quickfacts.html#q5
#2. The 'Leatherman Micra':
As low as 8 or 9 dollars on Ebay.
#3. A small palm size powerful flashlight is a MUST, preferably with a strobe mode to confuse an aggressor: Olight S15.
I was fortunate to have two parents who were creative and artistic, both born in N.Y.C., Mom a dancer, late Dad an architectural/interior designer/space planer and musical instrument maker.
Though I was nurtured creatively, no ones childhood is perfect.
P.S. 41, Little Red School House, Elisabeth Irwin, College in New Orleans.
I relate best to a Woman who is independent, evolved, perhaps involved in some form of creativearts / design / food / photography / dance / health field / science /news reporter/journalist(Not Fox!).
World traveled, perhaps lived in, or is from another country.
Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish, Multi cultural.
Imaginative, with a wild ~ crazy ~ great sense of humor. Dance's when ever she want's to, has a sweet smile and 2 eyes (4 are okay too).
Knows what she likes and knows how to ask for it directly. Prefers a Man as opposed to a boy.
Physically able to walk or perhaps bike around areas of the city with me.
May feel experiences in life often taste better when shared.
And perhaps hasn't had her navel (or anything else below the neck) pierced would be refreshing.
Likes exploring life and culture outside her own back yard.
Able to verbally communicate her thoughts and emotions with total ease.
Doesn't have a "repeated" history of being treated like crap by Men.
Has her own varied interests other than mine.
A vivid imagination and not shy about using it.
At ease and adventurous in bed, or... in the bushes (I like hiking in the woods, unlike the majority of NYC Metro-sexual Males).
Likes to explore and create new sensuous experiences within (or out of) her comfort zone.
Oh yes.. good looking toes are always nice.
Hanging out, along with shared interests are what develops friendship and intimacy, If we meet and romanticchemistry isn't there, I'm happy to have a friend to explore the streets with in search of great fun, food and mischief.
My six personal motto's:
1- "Honor the past.. embrace the now"
2- "Change is the Law of Life"
3- "Actions speak louder than words"
4- "Never assume"
5- "Be prepared"
6- "Let go of my ears... I know what I'm doing!"