I'm back in sunny, hot, and humid Florida.
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I'm a techno geek interested in computers, physics, astronomy, and the aerospace industry. Professionally I'm a writer with over 2,000 published articles. I've also published several technical papers and have made many presentations at technical conferences.
I like to think of myself as similar to the Leonard character in "Big Bang Theory" (back when the show actually had some intelligence and science and was more than just making fun of geeks) but at least one friend has said there's more than a smidge of Sheldon and Howard in me too.
I'm the editor-in-chief and primary writer for neatinformation.com a web magazine about pretty interesting topics.
I'm active on instructables.com showing off some of my geeky projects.
My first book "Columbia - Final Voyage"(on the space shuttle Columbia's last mission) was published in February 2006. I knew all seven of the astronauts and was one of the last people to talk to them before they died, so the book's primarily about the astronauts and their mission.
I don't consider race, age, or body type to be important in the person I'm dating or friends. I'm far more interested in intelligence, mutual interests, and a good personality.
My photos average about three to five years old, just because I'm usually the photographer and don't appear in as many photos. I haven't changed much in appearance - my oldest profile photo is from 1994 (see if you can figure out which one).
My interests include - Science fiction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, music, musicals, reading, trivia, history, steampunk, yard sales, experimenting with computers, and art. I play Texas Hold 'em Poker about one night each week (for fun, no gambling) and also like chess and many board games.
My sense of humor is probably best described as a mix of Bugs Bunny, Groucho Marx, and Hawkeye Pierce.
I'd like to find somebody interesting who can keep me excited. Somebody who I can talk to for hours without being bored, but not necessarily a chatterbox. Somebody who likes moonlit strolls on the beach (it may be a cliche - but it's certainly an enjoyable activity!) or just staying in for the evening cuddling and listening to music or watching a DVD. I also enjoy going to concerts, museums, plays, or out to a special attraction.
You don't have to have a perfect body, be a supermodel, or super-intelligent for me to be interested.
I am _NOT_ interested in marrying a foreigner who wants a green card or any other scams. I doubt that will stop those emails, but it's still worth mentioning. Also if you have a really low match percentage or high enemy percentage it's not likely we'll have much in common. I enjoy chatting with folks, both online and by voice. But DO NOT IM me if you've got a blank profile or if we have nothing in common.
I'm a non-smoker and only drink every now and then. I'm single, child-free by choice, and STD-free. I'm an atheist and libertarian and quite proud of it. I am single and have never been married.
If you've found me through Quickmatch my profile is Phil42