Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Grew up on City Island in the Bronx , never got an accent though
Lived in Washington Square Park and various punk Squats on the
Lower East Side... I miss the old NYC.
Boarding school in Vershire VT , following the Dead , college in
western NC , all lower 48 traveled through.
MN the land of 10,000 treatment centers.
Back to NY, working in a local hospital, living in the burbs, and
wondering how /why I managed to make it to 4x.
That's the abbreviated time line. In amongst that time I : Played
Banjo professionally, learned how to build/wire/plumb a house,
owned and lost 2 businesses, took care of horses, traveled in Sri
Lanka/India/Nepal,fell in love, fell out of love, outlived all my
childhood friends, guided fly fishing trips, worked on an organic
farm, cast bronze bells, climbed trees , cut trees down, managed a
forest, taught myself how to build computers, and got clean.
I'd probably make a good muse. I have a sprawling family/extended
family that I adore, lots of nieces and nephews that I get to play
favorite uncle to. I've been in some very healthy long term
relationships , just none recently .
I managed to come through all my excesses with at least my health
intact. I currently work the 7pm to 7am overnight at a local
hospital , on my days off I am usually out paddling/peddling my
kayak on western LI sound or Jamaica Bay . Most days that's 6-10
hours on the water with 5-10 miles covered ...keeps me pretty fit
and moderately sane.
I am honest and above all forthright with my partners , I am also
deeply skeptical of this online dating thing.
If you managed to read all this and it sounds at all interesting or
familiar drop me a line, at least we can have a laugh about the
80's in the city or maybe meet to kayak somewhere .
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a misanthrope who found out late(ish) that I enjoy helping
people. Currently trying to put aside my need to enjoy the day so
that I can finish up the next stage of my health-care
Enjoying the day, getting out on the water every chance I can get.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking like a fish , taking care of ill people , and untangling
knots ( both literally and figuratively).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am a voracious reader of both trash and "real' books , in no
particular order these are the first that come to mind:
100 Years of Solitude
Of Mice and Men
Cold Mountain ( Han-Shan, not the more recent western
film/novel..although I did read that as well)
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Currently re-reading a bit of cyber-punk: Stephenson, Gibson
The Godfather 1 and 2
The Remains of the Day
A Clockwork Orange
Recently binged on Madmen, now I see what the fuss was about
The Kentucky Colonels
The Stanley Brothers
Toots and the Maytals
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Oceans, tides, and wind. What the forest was like 1000 years ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either working or studying.... These days it's mostly the former.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a wild eyebrow hair that insists on growing longer than the
You should message me if
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You love the water
You are, or day-dream about being, an expat
You love to kayak and/or fish
You went to the Vershire School in the late 80's
You survived your wild teen years downtown
You know the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge
You have a kind heart
Who are you looking for?
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