Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to go everywhere and do everything. My favorite things in
life are peak experiences: learning to do the Eskimo roll in an
enclosed kayak in the open ocean. Scuba diving off Ensenada. Hiking
in the mountains. Falling in love. Body surfing on a perfect
evening in Laguna Beach. Sailing alongside a gray whale off Dana
Point as the sun is going down, with no other boats in sight.
Falling in love. Did I mention falling in love?
I'm a writer--fiction, poetry, journalism. Just had my first
mystery story accepted for publication. First one I ever sent
I am an artsy creative type. Love kids, dogs, the outdoors, good
friends, good movies, good books, and spare time. Funky lifestyle.
(This ain't the Ritz.)
I think love is more about giving than it is about getting.
I didn't understand that when I was young and got married.
I thought I was going to be in love forever and get everything I
I think compatibility factors are important. Here are six:
1. Loves nature, loves the mountain and the ocean.
2. Physical fitness. Works out.
3. Loves to go places and do things.
4. Focus. Able to be present and not distracted.
5. Loves the arts—literature, music, visual art, movies, etc.
6. Has a positive outlook on life.
I like women who are slender. The closer the bone....
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Writing. Working out. Looking for new challenges. Trying to ignore
the ticking clock. Most recent publication: a story called "The
Hit-Man" in "Murder at the Beach," an anthology for Bouchercon,
published in November, 2014. Am turning that story into a novel.
Also, taking my grandsons places, spending time with friends.
Re-reading Joseph Conrad. Feeling young.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Keeping busy. Staying in shape. Looking young. A woman friend told
me I speak both male and female languages. BTW, I can say hello in
21 different languages, including Russian and Bulgarian. It's a
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Total strangers tell me their life stories.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Literary fiction: “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy, "Lord Jim"
by Joseph Conrad, "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, "Ulysses" by
James Joyce, "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner, short fiction by
Jorge Luis Borges.
Mystery/thrillers: "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "The Brass
Verdict," the Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald, "Gorky
Park" by Martin Cruz Smith, "Presumed Innocent" by Scott
Hard to categorize: "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt.
Mainstream fiction: "Here On Earth" by Alice Hoffman.
MOVIES: "The Godfather," "L.A. Confidential," "One-Eyed Jacks,"
"Thelma And Louse," "Fargo," "Blade Runner," "No Country For Old
MUSIC: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Bob Marley, Chrissie Hind, Bob
Dylan, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Gipsy Kings, Wyclef Jean, and
FOOD: mostly ethnic, including Thai and Mexican. Mostly healthy,
more or less.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My grandkids. Writing. Exercise. The sea. The mountains. Good
books. Friends. The arts. Love, in all its many forms: family,
outdoors, friends, lovers, animals.
Wait, how many is that? Who's counting?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to get everything done.
How to make my novels better.
How to be both honest and positive in my relationships.
How to exercise enough to get back my six-pack abs.
How to tell a really good joke.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Curled up with a good book. Or watching a movie. Or out with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I have some regrets in life. Wish I could go back and do a
couple things over.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You love life, don't care too much about money, have a positive
outlook, are slender and in good shape, like to go everywhere and
do everything, have a sense of humor. If you think Obama is not
progressive enough and Dr. Phil on TV is disappointingly shallow.
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