-Walter Kaufman, in his translator's preface to a work by Nietzsche.
Independent photographer and producer. Also, freelance writer and independent researcher.
But that is what I do (now), not the totality of what I am. I am in here, once again, because life has left me at a pause point.
It's been a hell of a year for me, but as you can see, I am still alive and kicking.
I am in here, looking for something unusual. Some kind of adventure. Maybe it is being swept away sexually; maybe something emotional. Perhaps even tactical. Who knows. It is a very diverse group in here, and some amazing people stop in.
Many doors have closed behind me in the last year (many of them were closed deliberately with a sharp kick, coming from me.)
As at other points in my life, like a rock climber who cannot see his feet and knows the only way forward is UP, I know it's best now, not to look down. A little late for that, and I have no regrets anyway, strange as life's path has turned out to be.
I also do not care to look back. I have lived each past moment, whether joyful or terrible, fully and thoughtfully as it occurred, and have had enough of the path I have traveled. I've learned what I could learn from it all, managed to survive times that would have killed or driven crazy several good men (or provoked them to make any manner of irremediable mistake, which I have not.)
No more is to be gained by watching in the rear view mirror.
I want a girl, a woman, who is not standard issue. Definitely sexy, but interesting in some way.
.. maybe what you do, maybe how you think, maybe some experience you've had. Something that makes you different from every generic bar-hopping, binge-drinking clone, in this area.
No one's story is too intense for me, and there is no secret that I will not keep, if the next relationship asks it of me.
(In other words, your "drama" is okay, if it is nontrivial drama.)
That "next relationship" could last a week, a month, or whenever it lasts until .... as long as it is some kind of extraordinary thing (at least viewed through our eyes, while we are in it.)
And you, whomever you are, are entitled to the same. If you NEED something extraordinary, someone who will "watch your six" (double entendre purely accidental), I might be that one in a million of men who has what you need.
Or I might not. But message me.
If you have a mind like Lisa Randall (see her lectures and appearances on YouTube or look here
and can't find a guy who "gets it" about what you do or why, or if you have a fighting spirit like the fictional character Sarah Connor (thinking of the recent Lena Heady version) who will go to the wall (and through it) to do the right thing, or you are determined to save the world (or a corner of it) and cannot find a man who is ABOUT anything... or whatever --- if you are exotic or extraordinary in some way, then try out a few emails on me.
I just don't want someone who is cookie-cutter "ordinary." We would never understand each other's lives. Happy hours and baseball games, "Typical Friday Nights" and the rest of it... not my life. (If it is yours, then there are a million other men in here for you that would be better choices.)
(I am reminded of the renowned movie scene in 'Heat,' when Pacino pulls DeNiro over on the freeway in the middle of the night, and invites him to coffee -- "The cafe scene", as it is generally known.
In the cafe, at one point Pacino asks DeNiro if he ever wanted a regular life. DeNiro replys to Pacino, "... this 'regular life'... is that your life?" And clearly, given the characters in the story line, it is not; it would bore Pacino's character to death, as much as it would DeNiro's....)