Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After 20 years in Europe, I moved back to the U.S. late in 2013 to
work on a couple of books and see what other mischief I can cause.
Still getting settled here, and yes, a lot sure has changed.
I'm a healthy older guy with a bewildering variety of interests in
life (which is okay: I'm a writer, so it's part of the job
description), loves to travel, talk with brainy people, and cook. I
decided at the start of '11 that the only things even remotely
worth pursuing are love and beauty, and, with the uncertainty of
the former, I'm hell-bent on the latter. And totally open to the
former, of course.
Looking for a younger woman who can inspire me and whom I can
inspire, who's also old enough to be an appropriate partner. (I
believe in the "French number," which is half your age plus 7 as
the youngest: most of my friends fit into that slot, and partners
have to be friends, too, obviously). It's what experience has shown
me that works best. If the age thing offends you (as it does some
folks) we won't get along anyway, and I should add that you
shouldn't let my age freak you out, either. In short, job
description here is friend, lover, and partner.
You also have to have your own life and interests. Having engaged
with that search will make you the kind of confident, balanced
person I'm looking for. The words "tomboy," "geek," and "nerd" are
not insults here, either. Tall is good, and so is eccentric and
bohemian without edging over to nuts.
I don't have kids and never did have them, so if you have children
still in the house, I might not be the best choice for you, sad to
say. I was poorly parented, and don't really think it's time to
learn those skills.
I think finding someone this way is possible. It's almost happened
a couple of times recently. It could happen again tomorrow.
So...what are you doing tomorrow? Up for a challenge? Don't be
afraid to send a note: I'm an engaging correspondent if the person
on the other end of the exchange fascinates me. And you might.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a writer. I've been a writer since I was 16. I really don't see
that changing. Along the way, I've done other things, of course:
radio, for one, and I've run a couple of magazines. Remember
magazines? I also seem to be good at connecting people, although
I'm not even remotely interested in monetizing that.
Right now, I've sold a couple of books, which should keep me
hopping for the next couple of years. Having written them in the
past, I also know that's not a 24/7 proposition if the work's going
to be worth saving, so there will be some free time.
I moved to Europe 20 years ago, and I liked it there for the most
part, and I think I learned some important stuff about how people
should treat each other. Unfortunately, Americans aren't terribly
welcome in some places, including France, where I spent the last
five years. In my case, I say that's their loss, but the U.S. isn't
very friendly to foreigners, either. I'm happy to have learned how
to navigate Europe, and look forward to visiting in the future.
Wanna join me?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, cooking, playing with ideas, listening, observing, and
translating my observations into words, which frequently form
opinions. Listening to people and helping them discover ways in and
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm opinionated. And I don't look like I sound on the radio.
(Chances are pretty good you've heard me if you live in the U.S.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I make my day-to-day living with everything but the movies and the
food, so forgive me for not being too specific.
I read a lot of history, fiction (both genre and literary), and
travel books. That's one advantage of moving back to the U.S.:
English-language bookshops aren't awfully prevalent in Europe. I'd
rather not patronize Amazon (although that's hypocritical: I've
published two short books via Kindle and maintain an Amazon store
for books and CDs I'm getting rid of). But Austin has Book
I don't go to movies or watch TV, although I just bought a TV
screen and a DVD subscription to Netflix, so I'm gradually finding
out what I missed.
As for music, it's easier to say what I don't like: opera
(for the most part), Latin and Brazilian music (just never got to
me), most classical music between, oh, Mozart and Stravinsky,
"indie rock," whatever that is.
Same with food. I like what I cook best (Italian, French, Cajun,
Indian, Chinese) and what I can't cook I like to eat out
(Vietnamese, Mexican, Japanese).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Biber's Rosary Sonatas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
whether I'll stay in Austin, or America, once the books are done.
But that decision comes later.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
reading, sometimes listening to music, but generally staying home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that, at the moment, I'm still trying to figure this one out.
You should message me if
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any of this sounds intriguing. Or you think you'd intrigue me.
Because you might, you know.
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