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  • Ages 28-52
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Last online
Today – 5:46pm
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6' 0" (1.83m)
Body Type
Special Diet
Catholicism and laughing about it
Doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them
Has dogs
English (Fluently), French (Somewhat), Italian (Somewhat), Other (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Thank you for visiting. I'd rather get to know you over a drink, so I'd prefer to get past emailing fairly soon. I promise not to be dull should we meet :-)

I am kind of an older mutt with no home I suppose. Born in UK of an Italian mother and American father, lived in London , all over the US and Scotland while at university. And I will be retiring to Italy soon, I just bought a home in Puglia.

I am grateful for my health (I came close to death last year) and my state of affairs. I am happily divorced, I have four dogs and a goldfish (all rescues), I live in a lovely home, I have everything I could want and I travel when and how I choose. At an early age I was fortunate enough to enjoy nice things, both of my parents made sure I was exposed to nicer experiences so now I just seek out what pleases me vs. chasing down status markers. I am a very content person as opposed to mindless happiness as some form of mantra or opiate (a la Soma).

I am vegetarian for animal rights reasons (not preachy about it but I ask you to respect it), and I am very supportive of animal charities - in particular one in Naples, Italy (I am their main supporter).

More than anything I am looking to meet someone who enjoys conversation about abstract things over a decent meal and/or drinks, art museums, classical concerts, hiking/long walks, the odd long weekend. Is well traveled and educated. I am whole and content, and I tend to get on better with those who are as well.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living by the philosophy of "wanting what I have" vs. "having what I want". Trying to live a decent life that does as little harm to others, in my poor way what the ancient Greeks called 'eudaimonia'. I try to enjoy each day and be grateful for things like my health, the fresh air I breathe and my dogs. Every day I feed the birds and squirrels in my garden - we've done so much to them I feel we owe them something back. Seeing them all busy and happy each day is a rare and yet free treat. Creation trumps the created every time.

A good holiday for me? renting a house in Bellagio on Lake Como or in the Loire Valley, or lovely hotel in Vienna or Prague. Never a cruise or golf resort.

I live small but with, I believe, good taste. I am not in any way a struggling artist - I have a lovely home in Brentwood, cars, etc. but I am not the type to think living a good life is just about stuff. My Patek, IWC, Rolex and Omega are in the bank and I wear Timex Explorer happily.

I live of my life this way -

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn" - Gore Vidal
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
You would need to tell me I suppose. But if pressed I would say: sharing humor, helping animals, conversation and discussion, making people feel important, cooking, fixing things, general knowledge.

I believe in EQUALITY but not similarity. The difference in men and women is wonderful and should be embraced however I have effectively zero sexism in me. I treat women with scrupulous fairness, and usually a gentleman (unless I am treated rudely), and I expect the same.

If we meet I will kiss both your cheeks; shaking hands is for adversaries to ensure neither is carrying a dagger or for cheesy business people. If we meet neither need applies :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Eccentricity, my eyes, usually stubble, my odd views, my general knowledge, my vintage/retro clothes.

To borrow from my favorite film's lead character, Bertrand Morane, I am "like a wolf with a worried look on his face"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am a person with a much greater interest in the past than the current when it comes to entertainment. Not surprisingly I LOVE HISTORY - military, economic, art, fashion, all. My degree is Modern European History.

I love music - classical all the time and in a perverse way I like Jim Svejda on KUSC (in especial Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert), older Italian and French pop (I adore Gainsbourg and Hardy), singer-songwriter genius like Cat Stevens, Leo Kottke, early British New Wave like Joe Jackson (just saw him at The Palace on October 4) or Undertones. Springsteen and Mellencamp, Red Army Choir, old reggae, BB King, Engelbert, Neil Diamond, Nat King Cole, Gene Pitney, Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison, etc. And try ELP when you are off your head, the best way to appreciate some music is when altered :-)

Some favorite places? Vienna, Prague, Helsinki, Munich, Loire Valley, Sicily, Piedmont and Tuscany, Kauai. I just returned from Puglia, Italy (gorgeous) and the West Country of England near Wales border.

I try to avoid the mainstream 'news', it is mostly depressing and sensationalism. I am currently reading Kissinger's 'World Order'

60s and 70s French film (Nouvelle Vague), favorite films are "The Man Who Loved Women", "Z" (1969), "Blow Up", "The Third Man", "A Bridge Too Far", "Farenheit 451", Doris Day-Rock Hudson films, "The Swimmer", Hitchcock ("Frenzy" is the best), and Bond through "Live and Let Die" (I think the new stuff is rubbish) and "The Right Stuff". My most recent cinema film is Bridge of Spies, old cinema at LACMA was Klute (Hanoi Jane very sexy) and on Netflix 'Mamma Mia' (which I really enjoyed - yes I am straight).

I love chatting about film. In fact I love chatting.

I love old TV too; The Saint, Twilight Zone, The Invaders (I often feel like David Vincent in this world), Are You Being Served?, Mary Tyler Moore (she is just lovely), old Dr. Who (Pertwee), Sanford and Son, Hawaii Five-0, Odd Couple, Mod Squad, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army, Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, and Big Bang Theory (if am I in the mood for new stuff), etc. I am sorry but I can't watch Downton Abbey, my socialism makes me hate the context.

Being a vegetarian and Italian I prefer Italian cuisine, in especial that from the south. But also like Spanish, Lebanese, Turkish, Greek and some Asian. My favorite drinks are Cinzano, Campari, Pimms and Prosecco. I love to cook.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Animals and nature
2. Western civilization and travel in Europe to experience it
3. Helping and giving to animal/environment charities
4. I adore food and drink (and I have been told to say I am "four-twenty friendly")
5. Laughing
6. The little things I love - like Cinzano, fresh bread and olives, on my patio listening to Dvorak while watching hummingbirds
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- our planet - and how lovely nature is - grateful for creation
- animal welfare (please don't buy a pet - ADOPT)
- the past - memories are wonderful treasure
- missing my parents and past pets
- really good sex (bad sex is so depressing), passionate kissing, being 'in love''
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nothing remarkable, maybe a quick ride to Ocean Ave, some wine, a good meal, maybe a good film or a book. And if I am feeling sad there is nothing like snuggling with my dogs, drinking wine and watching Golden Girls - I love Sophia's rudeness.

or maybe with you at LACMA drinking prosecco, eating olives and bread
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On the surface I appear an extrovert but I am really an introvert. I have so practiced being outgoing for work that the mask has become reality, in fact the mask may be the best window into my reality

and someone edify me please - what is "space camp" for education? a euphemism for not having been to university?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like something in my profile. You live nearby (I am in Brentwood).

A few reasons not to message me - you are super right wing, don't like animals, a 'Burner', very into any form of organized religion or are 'sober'. Not fair to ask to people to accept/change to your ideals or being asked to change/accept their ideals, if in either case you don't agree.

I always respond - it is rude not to in my opinion. Thanks for the visit.

Thank you for reading :-)

Happy Christmas - instead of Lennon's song I offer you to listen and watch Greg Lake. The message and video is as timeless this year as ever.