Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey- A fairly simple, yet not-so simple-minded guy here - a bit of
an onion, as in the further you get to know me, the more good
things you'll discover. As much as I like to think I'm something of
an 'open book', it might be true that I open up rather slowly from
some peoples' perspectives. I dunno..
Out on the street, I see genuine smiles everywhere and bits of
sadness in need of a smile, so I smile. A few things that've been
mirrored back to me would be most open and honest here, so: Some
can't quite figure me out, yet somehow know that what they perceive
is good. Some think I'm some sort of teacher and appreciate my wide
open mind while others think I'm complicated. Some find that
intriguing while others just move on, sticking to their own
traditions, and that's fine. Some see themselves in me and lend me
their brilliantly unique and quirky books to read, while others try
to make me think in a more mainstream-ey manner (fat chance). Some
believe they have me pegged, but wiser ones wonder just what on
earth I might be up to...
Like most people, I suspect, there exist a scant few aspects of how
I think about the world and the people within it which I'd prefer
to be different, so am actively working on them. That's a
diplomatic way of admitting that I'm not perfect. I'm pretty good,
but can always be and do betterer. That said, I do my best to dwell
in and accept the present moment.
I once heard what I think is a pertinent little gem: "Getting
together with someone doesn't mean you have to give anything up..
you do whatever you were going to do in life anyway, you just do it
.. together". Nice, eh?
What I’m doing with my life
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Studying/contemplating the nature of the universe, writing about
it, meditating, growing a little of my own food, hiking, flyfishing
occasionally, finding the balance between letting the ole' mind
ramble and shutting it up, and generally doing my best to be a good
& kind person toward and for everyone. For work, I'm an
architect; currently with a firm designing conversions of older
urban buildings into mixed uses involving affordable housing. Also,
music (6-string and bass guitar) and various events with friends.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Earning Trust. Ohh, if I had a nickel for every time someone has
said "I can't believe I'm telling you this, but...", I'd feed the
-listening / understanding
-Cooking delicious chicken wings
-Figuring stuff out
The first things people usually notice about me
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'He looks "normal", but there's something kinda special/different
about him'. Then, there's 'nice guy' (True, but it's best to not
let that translate into 'pushover'). Usually, people just smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I mostly read super-geeky universal non-fiction science and
philosophy stuff: Various wisdom traditions, metaphysics, modern
physics like relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, dark
matter/energy, etc.- you know, light reading. Online articles and
especially vids get most of my viewing time. The complexities of
our reptilian brain stems with their paleomammilian 'circuitry' and
resultant behaviors also fascinate me, as does how the whole brain
works. Neuroplasticity and epigenetics are so cool.
Movies: I mostly dig Zeitgeist and similar documentaries. The
following had my interest for awhile: The Matrix, Waking Life,
Idiocracy, War, Inc., Star Wars and Willow. Truth: A guy thing:
When The Hunt For Red October is on, I have to drop what I'm doing
and watch it until the last line, every time looking forward to
where Alec Baldwin imitates Sean Connery, saying "Most things in
here don't react too well to bullets". Similar reaction to
Undercover Brother. Random indie foreign flics can be pretty cool
too, especially if in French, in which I would like to finally
Music: Genres of Folk (Trad. American, Celtic, '60's,
contemporary), bluesy groove, funk, some rock still ...anything
with depth, really. Not into rap, but it seems like modern-day folk
music to me. Trad. Country like Johnny Cash and Bluegrass are fun
to play, and I really like how Cash and Dylan collaborated on each
Food: Omnivorous, but now regard vegetables as the main course with
starch & meat being sides. In addition to the kick-ass wings I
cook (and scarf when I do!), I like non-fancy dishes with lots of
leafy greens, Thai, Indian... Slowly getting more organic and
natural with what I ingest.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"Knowing that the universe is unfolding exactly as it should" used
to be all I had written here, but I've discovered that "spiritual"
acceptance of what is doesn't accomplish much, so in addition to
-work to do (sense of purpose)
-my pineal gland really does need sunshine
-time in nature
-time with people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How does the universe really work? Oh, and there's almost always
some tune in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually yoga early, then either at a folk-music gathering, other
event or resting up for an active weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that there might be private things which I'm not willing to
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Above, in 'I'm looking for', I would have preferred to click on
'Women who like Men' instead of 'Girls who like Guys'. Distinct
difference- do message me if you usually think of yourself as a
'woman', rather than a 'girl', even if 'girl' or gurl' or 'girrrrl'
is part of your profile name here. Also if:
..a good deal of I wrote resonates with you
..you're a genuine person who does your best to live in peaceful
accord with your own inner senses.
..you can be intelligently light and subtle around the deepest of
..any agenda you might have for your life has room for me, meaning
ME, not some ideal you have already conceived.
...you are not in desperate NEED of a partner; instead, desirous of
a good man.
..you've somehow already discovered that I'm cuddly, and that
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