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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 40–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
May 26
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Not at all
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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50 is the new 50.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working, biking, walking, driving, hiking, birding, beeing, treeing, barking, digging, singing, whistling, humming, changing, inciting, scooching, sidling, gossiping, sneezing, gazing, chortling, snoring, waking, dreaming, reading, picturing, drawing, blushing, startling, eating, meeting, washing, folding, listening, intuiting, guessing, shivering, eying, decrying, practicing my bum-ditty Basic Strum.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Stepping up; stepping back. Waiting for li’l birds in bushes. Laughing. Befriending strangers. Listening for bats. Reading aloud. Rolling backwards. Texting while biking. Being wrong. Getting lost. Not minding being wrong and lost.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Man, white, bald, middle-aged. Glasses. Gestures a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The more time passes, the more I just swoon over reading veritable books...typeset things with pages, a spine, heft. Enjoy reading many things at once without any idea when (or if) I'll finish anything.

This past week I purchased (from Black Oak Books on San Pablo in Berkeley - they are the Green Apple of the East Bay in my humble opinion) a book about rats from ships colonizing (and devastating) an island in Alaska, and a more general book about invasive species called, like, 'Invasive Species' or something.

Recently finished "Where the Wild Things Were" about the effects of the loss (this is a cumbersome sentence I've got myself into here...) of apex predators. In short: Kill all the mountain lions and the community of native plants and other animals collapses (sexy, eh?).

I count Jane Austen (well, more precisely, Anne Elliot) as a favorite.

Parentheses are nice.

Not a big movie goer. Going back, Black Is, Black Ain’t is one of my favorite movies. Fly Away Home. Amelie. Thunderheart. The Princess Bride. My Left Foot. Norma Shearer movies. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Miracle on 34th Street. and yes yes ok Star Wars. I mean, if we go back far enough we'll come to the fact I loved Snoopy Come Home and I saw the original Gone In Sixty Seconds many, many times.

Shows? As in, “Go to a show, you hope she goes”? The first show I ever saw was Pearl Harbour and the Explosions at the Old Waldorf in SF (and if that don't date me...); the last show I saw was some banjo something er other at the Freight.

TV shows? Geez, I remember Bewitched was pretty good.

Music: Iron and Wine. Beth Orton. Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions is always near. The Beatles!! Apparently singing really loud to really old David Bowie songs will be fun forever (“is there life on MAAAAAAAAAAARRSSSSSSSS oh oo oh”) Nina Simone. Pete Seeger (“Don’t ask what a river is forrrrrrrrrrr…”). Neil Young. I bumbled into a mild Portishead fixation recently. The Dicks, disco, Blackalicous, Mekons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pablo Moses. Lots of 70s music absolutely no one but me could possibly enjoy anymore.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I won’t do without the people I love. Clear-headed, agendaless, caring, community-steeped non-racist, non-sexist, non-homophobic, not-mean people. Native, wild plants n animals. Pigeon guillemots, common murres - heck, all of the alcids are boss! Oakland. San Francisco, they’re keepers. How many's that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"What's the next right thing?" as they say.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Staggering away from the work week happy n tired n dirty n hungry n wide-eyed. I ain't no party guy. I have a volunteer thing many Friday nights and some Saturday mornings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This here love machine doesn't list my pet in its drop-down menu. Pfffft.
You should message me if
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You are freakin' funny as heck, you think monogamy is exciting and really, really fun, you just plain love being in love, or - OR! you should message me if you want to teach me how to play clawhammer banjo