Former Internet CEO turned writer / producer, newly arrived in LA (from NYC), came out to Hollywood to live the dream and, thus far, have to say am loving every minute of it. A little history: went off to college early at 16 (Ivy-educated), took my degree in the self-designed major of Psychomusicology (with a thesis in Aesthetics and Metaphysics), and since then I've lived, worked, studied, and played all over the world: International Business in Tokyo, motorcycle racing in London, electronic music composition in Paris, live webcasting and video production in New Orleans (where I was the first to pioneer live video on the Internet, back in the late 90s), screenwriting and filmmaking in New York City, and now, of course, writing and producing right here in the heart of it all, Hollywood proper.
MIND AND BODY (“EVERY SPIRITUAL PROGRAM UNDER THE SUN”):
I've been ever the spiritual seeker since my late teens (Transcendental Meditation, Monroe Institute, Seth Material, Landmark Education, Pathwork, Kriya Yoga, Jungian Psych, Course in Miracles, Friends of Bill—I’ve done them all), spirituality plays an enormous role in my life ("You create your own reality", law of attraction, all of it) and, ideally, should be in yours as well. As far as spiritual outlets go: I broke my neck in a car accident when I was 20 years old (fear not, I learned to walk again and made a full recovery), had a near death experience and came back psychic, and one of the ways I like to pay this energy forward is by reading the Tarot, which I’ve been doing for the past 17 years (including 7 years of study at the Tarot School in NYC). So indeed, when we meet surely I'll have to read your cards and perhaps we'll see what the future may bring...! On the health front, just a little while ago I quit drinking, quit smoking, started eating right and exercising 5 times a week (bodybuilding and Iyengar yoga) and am now enjoying the best shape of my life, so if you're of the active type as well then all the better.
NEW TO LA (“MY ‘LA ADVENTURE: TO DO’ LIST”)
Newly-arrived in Hollywood and, as cliched as it may sound, I really would love to just get out and explore this magnificent new city… I can’t think of anything more exciting than discovering an amazing new restaurant, or stumbling upon the perfect secluded beach, all with just the right partner by my side… Could this be you? So far my “LA Adventure: To Do” list includes (as of this writing, my first in LA—I’ll be sure to update the list regularly): soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung, ramen in Little Tokyo, sushi at Matsuhisa, seeing Steel Panther live at the House of Blues (google that band for more—trust me, you’ll thank me later!), hiking up to the Hollywood sign, taking a biking tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, seeing Craig Ferguson live, trying out a few yoga classes nearby (I’m thinking Iyengar at Liberation to start), learning to surf, going to Disney Land, and, at some point, renting a convertible and heading straight for the border: never been to Mexico, and now that I’m in LA I think it’s high time I see what that place is all about! And of course, I’d love nothing more than to take that certain special someone with me...
HOW I DATE (“WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE GET TOGETHER”):
As for “dating” me goes: yes, I know, we’re all so hesitant to even call them “dates” these days, as if by attaching such weighty cultural baggage with those labels we’re just setting ourselves up at the outset for dashed expectations (and thus, we’re much more content with keeping it uber casual, and just “hangin’ out”)… Thing is though: I WANT to go on “dates”. I WANT to take a woman out, get to know everything about her, court her properly, and fall in love… At the same time though, I get that that soulmate connection we’re all searching for, it’s a tough thing to find, and we may have to wade through quite a few encounters before we find it. For that reason, let me say then that I’m absolutely all about “Zero Pressure Dating”: as in, let’s assume from the start that we’re going to be just friends, and if anything more should happen, then all the better (this isn’t to say that we can’t or won’t get romantic—quite the contrary! Just that, if we don’t, know up front that it’s ALL good)… Truth is I love meeting new people (and if you’re an attractive woman, well then, all the better), I love going out and trying new things, I love treating people to dinners and / or drinks (friends and girlfriends alike), and because I’m a well-off creative professional and, of course, I’m the guy, then it goes without saying (though I’ll say it anyway) that wherever we go and whatever we do (however extravagant—whether it’s coffee down the block or dinner at Spago), it’ll of course be my treat. At the very least we’ll have a great time—I’ve studied deep and wide and thus far have lead an extremely varied, unusual, and extraordinary life, so I promise you won’t lack for good conversation—and at the end of the night, if we feel a spark than wonderful, amazing, I promise I’ll be thinking about you nonstop until I see you again. And if we don’t and it’s obvious we’re going to be just friends that’s totally cool too—we both met someone new, and we both had a great time (and to be honest some of my closest friends, now, not to mention quite a few business contacts, are women I met through the Internet and “dated” briefly), so truly, you’ve got absolutely nothing to lose! So let’s get out and have ourselves an incredible night on the town—I promise you shan’t be disappointed.