Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I recognize there are many things in life that are more fun with a
partner. I'm hoping to meet someone who enjoys urban adventures as
much as hiking through a woods, watching a movie on the couch or
dressing up for a "mystery date", and sees value in regular
exercise and eating healthy. I'm game for some casual dating, but
in time, do hope to find a long-term partner.
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For those that dig personality profiles, I believe I'm an INFP.
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What I’m doing with my life
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I've been self-employed as an editorial/commercial photographer
since 2001. It's demanding in the sense that self-employment
requires a lot dedication, patience, people-skills, and a
willingness to take risk.
Besides working for myself, I serve on the board of directors of
Local First Milwaukee and volunteer weekly at Literacy Services of
I organize the MKE Comicbook Meetup - a sort of book-club, but for
folks who read comicbooks! :) I help organize the MKE Creatives
Meetup as well - a monthly networking session for independently
In my spare time, I like to trail-run, go to the movies, bike-ride,
do some yoga and tai chi. I also try to read pretty regularly -
novels, comic books, magazines, blog-posts. I like to go out, but
more so to culture sort of events, than sporting events, in
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being open to new ideas.
Trying new recipes.
Well, not real good, but I'm OK at swing-dancing and see dancing
with a gal as a real special thing.
A variety of facial-hair, though I actually tend to prefer being
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like to be an "includer", in that I like to make people feel
valued and heard. I like to be a good listener and be focused on
the person I'm interacting with.
If we're just discussing appearances, someone might notice my hands
or shoulders (it's been suggested that they're pretty acceptable).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books:...I read pretty regularly, so whatever I'm reading at the
moment. I keep a listing of the books I read at my haiku-blog. I've
been a fan of Marvel comicbooks since I was a little kid.
MOST RECENT BOOK: "The Dog Year"
CURRENTLY READING: "More Baths, Less Talking" and "How To Win
Friends and Influence People"
Movies: "Shaun of the Dead", "Im Juli", "Unbreakable", "Raiders of
the Lost Ark" "Cuban Fury" If Simon Pegg is in it, I will probably
enjoy the film. Not afraid of sub-titles nor horror films or
rom-coms. In fact, I enjoy them all quite a bit.
Music: Capital Cities, Seeed, Hot Chip, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fitz
and the Tantrums, Moon Hooch, Chic Gamine, Stereo MCs, Lily Allen,
The Streets, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Bitter/Sweet
TV Shows: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, The Mindy Project,
original The Office. I've watched Doctor Who, but not as much as
I'd like yet (I'd rather go outside, and I don't have Netflix right
Food: just about anything, but especially pasta, things with a
peanut sauce, things that are FRESH, more veggies than meat. Am
trying to eat healthier - smaller portions, better food, less
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My running shoes.
A pad and pen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...if I'm being conscious about what I'm: Doing, Eating, Thinking,
because I believe those three things factor in BIG to my general
...how I can be more successful at what I do, defining "successful"
as making enough to pay my bills, put a bit in retirement, and a
bit more in emergency savings.
...when I'm going to learn to play that clarinet I bought at a flea
market three years ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Some nights I'm out, some nights I'm in. As long as I'm in good
company, I can find enjoyment in most things. That said, you're not
likely to find me at a sporting event, but maybe at a play, roller
derby match, a Turner Hall/Riverside concert, or a good movie at
the Oriental or Downer Theaters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People that avoid confrontation bug me a a bit. There IS value in
confrontation, if you do it right. "Confrontation" does not have to
mean arguments, tears, and hollering. It can mean being honest,
being patient, and really trying to listen. And that isn't easy, so
many people avoid it - personally and professionally - and that
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