My two boys, 12 and 10, are my top priority. I have them half the time, and see them nearly every day. Monday through Friday I'm an IT guy for a local hospital system. It's challenging and keeps my brain nimble.
I play drums whenever I can. I started playing gigs when I was 15, and haven't stopped. Some years are busier than others. Since my marriage ended 3 years ago, I haven't played as much as I like, but that could change soon. Over the years I've played rock, blues, RB, jazz, zydeco, whatever. I even played country and western in Ireland for a year, back in the early nineties. Lately, I get called for jazz gigs. When I go out to see music, my first stop is the Estate on Murray. If I don't have kids on a Friday, I'm likely there.
The time I have left is spent getting fresh air outside, usually on my bike. I like to go long and slow. No spandex leotards for me. My first goal for 2014 is the 75 mile route at the Ride for the Arts. Depending on how that goes, I might shoot for a 125 mile ride in July. Besides cycling, I like hiking at state parks, e.g. Lapham Peak, long walks around Milwaukee, or sitting on my porch taking it all in. Fire-pits in my back yard are another favorite of mine.
I am not into sports, but I do like to follow the Packers. However, if I have a choice between a bike ride or watching a game, the bike ride wins, every time. No interest in the Brewers or the Bucks, but it’s fun to go to a game now and again. I'm not into motorcycles, either. These two qualities put me into a minority, it seems.
Who am I looking for? Someone intellectual, open-minded, curious about the world, liberal, and who likes to make fun of the absurdity of life.
If any of this appeals to you, let me know. Let’s get some coffee and get acquainted.