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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
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Mostly anything
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
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Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Spanish, Portuguese

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My self-summary
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My name is Mark, born and raised in Manhattan, I've lived previously inNew Orleans15 years.
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 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 Di Basio, Con Edison, LIPA, The Red Cross, FEMA, Homeland Security or the Cavalry 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):
#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.
East/North/South Indian,
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.

Geo-politically aware.
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!"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying it as best as I can in increasingly bad global times.
Being a realist, I see clearly what's on the horizon and unfortunately globally and domestically... it's not a rainbow.
Starting to plan to go to Cochin, Rajasthan, and Bombay.. incredible music there.
(would love to go to Sardinia & Turkey)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Obviously not suffering from writers block.
Understanding the 'KISS principle'.
Teaching you skills that can save your life.
Giving and taking direction well.
Having talented hands.
Getting the door for you 6 out of 10 times.
Easily giving my seat up on the bus/train.
Nurturing someone back to health who is *sick and can't leave her apartment.
(*even if she's throwing up all night)
Having a well stocked toolbox.
Not being "N.Y.C. gym body" *obsessed.
(*how well defined your triceps are is meaningless and unimportant to me)
Doing the cherry stem trick, knowing how to use chopstix and always lifting the toilet seat.
Not having my cell phone reside next to my knife when I'm eating in a restaurant.
Getting you to laugh 'till you get mad 'cause your belly hurts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Musical,rhythmic, artistic, creative sensibility.
I'm friendly.
Alternatively, that I'm not obsessed with the cult of Apple and don't own a fedora.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power by Zbigniew Brzezinski.

The last four:
1- 'The Amazing Adventures of Anacaona, Cuba's Legendary All-Girl Dance Band' by Alicia Castro.
2- 'The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse' by Fernando Ferfal Aguirre.
3- 'Green Gone Wrong' by Heather Rodgers
4- 'The Shock Doctrine' by Naomi Klein.
5- 'Cheap: The High Cost Of Discount Culture' by Ellen Ruppel Shell.
(And a several things by Gore Vidal)

Any '50's, '60's film noir with
Jean-Paul Belmondo, especially:
'Breathless' (1960) & 'That Man from Rio' (1964).
'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni (1963).
'Black Orpheus' by by Marcel Camus (Brasil 1959).
'Stormy Weather' (1943).
'The Red Shoes' (1948).
'Annie Get Your Gun' (1950).
'An American In Paris' (1951).
Anything with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly.
'Latcho Drom' (1993) Rent it!
East Indian films ('50's,'60's,70's).
'Firaaq' (India 2008).
'The Little Fugitive' (1953).
'On the Bowery' (1956).
'Shadows' John Cassavetes dir. debut (1959)
'The Exiles' (1961).
'Burn' (Marlon Brando) 1969.
Pierre Étaix in everything he starred in and directed in the 1960's.
Jacques Tati 1950's
W.C. Fields 1930's.
'City Lights' - Charlie Chaplin (1931)
'The Great Dictator' - Charlie Chaplin (1940)

Omara Portuondo, Teresita Garcia Caturla,
Doris De La Torre, Ala Raka Khan, Zakir Hussain, Anoushka Shankar, Trilok Gurtu, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shri TH Vinayakaram , Oum Kalsoum, Hamid Bouchnak, Esperanza Spalding, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Beny Moré, Elis Regina, Pancho El Bravo, José Fajardo, Alcione, Lisa Ono, Gal Gosta, Moacir Santos, Trio Mocotó, Gilberto Gil, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O'day, Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Chet Baker, Rosario, Irakere, Orq. Aragon, Septeto National, Septeto Habanero, Arsenio Rodríguez, Los Muñequitos, Miles Davis, The Swingle singers, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Howl'in Wolf, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan,
Ibrahim Ferrer, Jimi Hendrix, Cannonball Adderly, Johnny Hartman, Billy Eckstine, Take 6, Melody Gardot, Cyrille Aimée, Susanna Bacca.. just to name a few ;)~

**If you like Latin jazz.. I play on this CD by Raphael Cruz (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7.)
**I uploaded it and you can download the whole CD free here:

95% vegetable, grain and fruit based, I eat nutritiously and adventurously (I'm no Bonabo). I do eat a lot of seafood, I don't eat Sushi... but would love to watch you eat it.
"Processed fast food" is not in my reality.
Blueberries, melons, pineapple, clementines, strawberries, olive oil, fish, Lobster, real Tabasco sauce from Avery Island Louisiana.
Papaya, mango, lime and chili sauce mingled with basil or lemon grass.
Eating dumplings or steamed bass in ginger and scallions in Chinatown.
Dark black Moroccan dry-cured olives.
The Dal at 'Curry in a Hurry', 28th & Lex.
(Would like to try 'Saravana Bhavan' 26th & Lex)
DeRobertis (Cappuccino, Espresso and Italian Pastry) 1st Ave. since 1904.

Additionally into:
Japanese shunga art (pre 1900).
Stained glass.

Ruben Museum Of Art - 17th & 7th Ave.
Museum Of Sex - 5th Ave. & 27th.

Held in High esteem:
Brooksley Born.
Elizabeth Warren.
Lilly Ledbetter.
Vandana Shiva.
Anuradha Koirala.
Winona LaDuke.
Rula Jebreal.
Mona Eltahawy.
Sara Sidner (CNN).
Clarissa Ward (CNN).
Arwa Damon (CNN).
Lara Logan (CNN).
هالة باشا غوراني (CNN).
Gore Vidal.
Suze Orman.
Megumi Fujii.
Les Stroud.
Bear Grylls.
Dr. Cornel West.
Dr. Paul Chek.
Fareed Zakaria.
Bill Maher.
Anthony Bourdain.
Andrew Zimmern.
Gustavo Dudamel.
Children in music class 2 hrs a day 3-5 x a week.
Children who learn one or more languages other than English.
LT. General Russel Honoré's New Orleans accent.

Held in zero esteem:
Glenn Beck.
Bill O'Reilly.
Sarah Palin.
Ann Coulter.
Laura Ingraham.
Michelle Malkin.
Michele Bachmann.
Karl Rove.
Newt Gingrich.
Pamela Geller.
Alan Greenspan.
Timothy Franz Geithner.
Ben Shalom Bernanke.
Jeffrey Immelt
JP Morgan Chase.
Goldman Sachs.
Frank Luntz' hairpiece.
Julie Chen & Jillian Michaels ridiculous looking rhinoplasties.
Tyra Banks.
Adam Richman (no concept of 'Hara Hachi Bu').
The Real Housewife's of bullsh*t.
"King" Bloomberg and his co-conspirator/puppet Christine Quinn.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I don't know about "never", but I'll play along:
1- My eyeglasses.-‹(®¿®)›-
2- My archival music collection.
3- Playing music for people (dancers).
4- Respect for nature.
5- Egyptian underwear made from the most
sublime 100% mercerized cotton imaginable.
6- Foreplay + kissing (unless we are social friends).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Music, ethnic food/s, the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the 10 thou. I won in Mega, but only received 6 thou. after taxes .. not exactly in that order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Up for anything interesting.
Alternatively taking a 12 min.walk to Trader Joe's on 21st before closing or 6 min. walk to Whole Foods on 25th before closing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've already admitted it somewhere above.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 38–51
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
*You live in N.Y.C.*, you are curious and a lifelong learner, love music, are an adventurous eater, you like nutritive food, but you're not *'Orthorexic' (*look it up).
Of course the OkCupid "tests" are silly, but you have fun with them, you realize "Quiver matches" and "%'s" are meaningless in here, you listed something other than "flossing" as one of the things you're "really good at", you've touched your 'sixth chakra' more than once, you know that a Bindi dot isn't a tattoo, you're far from "the girl next door" and you have a sense of humor.

Kidding aside, a Woman that's actually fun to be with, finds it effortless to just be herself,
a partner for mischief and eating food that you know about and that I don't would be nice.

If I send you a note.. I found yours to be interesting and realistic, unlike the many that read like a pollyanna-ish 18 year old girls wishful fairytale.

Or you relate to any of the following:
*Adventurous *Artistic *Barefoot *Bike *Bongo *Bossa *Brasil *Brazil *Brasilian *Berimbau *Caribbean *Compassion *Conga *Cook *Creativity *Cuba *Curvy *Eclectic *Evolved *Fitness *Farofa *Feijoada *Gostosa *Gujurati *Healthy *Hindi *Hindu *Honesty *Humor *Imagination *India *Intelligent *Intimacy *João Pessoa *Jazz *Kiss *Latin *Laughing *Lips *Mambo *Morocco *Naughty *NPR *Olinda *Pandeiro *Playful *Recife *Rubin Museum Of Art *Rumba *Sabrosura *Samba *Sensual *Sensuality *Smart *Smooching *Tabla *Unconventional *Walking *WNYC

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Lastly... ;)
I go out of my way to avoid cigarette smokers and Manhattan real estate agents.
News they won't tell you in here:
"IAC’s Acquires Online Dating Site OkCupid For $50M In Cash"

All "free" things come to an end sooner or later.