Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an island of stability in a seeming world of chaos. Interested
in many things, you'll find a wide variety of books in my library.
As you might guess, I have a natural curiosity about the world we
live in. Of course, this means that I can converse about many
topics - and tie seemingly unrelated things together.
Being widowed has given me a new perspective on life, giving me an
appreciation for the "now" - a chance to "smell the roses". I've
started to travel within the USA, and have built a "bucket list" of
places I want to see and things I'd like to do (with someone
special). Hopefully, I'll be able to check off as many things as
possible from this list which includes the following
1. Great Britain and Ireland
2. Germany and Scandinavia
3. Australia and New Zealand
4. Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
5. Hawaii (all islands)
6. Hong Kong, Bejing, and the Great Wall.
7. The Galapagos Islands
8. California (with a road trip from SD to SF on the PCH)
(I love the region, and recharge my batteries there.)
10. The Pacific Northwest (Washington & Oregon).
11. Yellowstone National Park.
12. The Grand Canyon
Most of all, I'm a person who tries to take a positive view of life
- even when the world is crashing down around me. No, I am not a
Pollyanna - I am a realist. It is this general faith that things
are not terminal that helps me make it through the day.
ps: If you like what you see, don't wait for me to write you.
I don't bite --- but if you'd like, I'll nibble. :-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm catching up on pleasure reading that I put off while studying
for my recently awarded degree. Besides that, I'm meeting with new
people, seeing new places, taking part in new activities in order
to keep growing as a person.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Moderately obscure trivia and solving problems. (This comes in
handy when playing Scrabble, as I do know a three letter word for
the cross between a Yak and a Musk Ox.)
I am a information sponge. And I tend to use this trait
effectively, as it has been a great help for me in my career.
Having both breadth and depth of knowledge allows me to come up
with ideas which are keys to solving important problems on the job
- and allows me to more easily deal with problems that pop up in
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Actually, I'm not really sure about this one....
Yet - if one gets to know me a little, one will find that I have a
big laugh when genuinely amused. I find a lot in life which will
bring a smile to my face....
And I shouldn't say this being a New Yorker --- But sometimes, on
rare occasions, I will pay attention to the Walk/Don't Walk lights
that NYC erects to test our innate jaywalking skills. :-)
If you haven't guessed - I have an unusual sense of humor....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Any Mickey Spillane "Mike Hammer" novel
and "Harpo Speaks". (I wish I could have met
both Mickey Spillane and Harpo Marx.)
Plays: (Off Broadway) Freud's Last Session and Million Dollar
Quartet. (Broadway) Chicago and revivals of The Man Who Came to
Dinner, Boeing Boeing, and Don't Dress for Dinner. Recently, I saw
"Old Jews Telling Jokes", and it was a hoot.
Movies (in no order): A Hard Day's Night, A Night at the Opera, A
Day at the Races, Duck Soup, Casablanca, The Left Hand of God,
Champagne for Caesar, My Man Godfrey, The Great Dictator, The
Godfather (parts I & II), How the West was Won, Once Upon a
Time in the West, The Americanization of Emily, and The Good, The
Bad, and The Ugly. (I love old films - both drama and
Music: The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, and
Frank Sinatra. (I could listen to them all day!)
Food: Sushi, Peking Duck, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Dim Sum, Crawfish
and Sauerbraten. (Call me anything, except late for dinner!)
Need I say more here? Except, to say that I went out of my way to
have Peking Duck on the last day of a San Francisco vacation.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
6. Friends and Family (Most Important)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Enjoying dinner with a friend or two (if I'm lucky).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If I were to admit it here, it wouldn't be private any
I will tell you after we've gotten to know each other. I'll bet you
a cup of coffee or a drink that you'll never guess what that secret
You should message me if
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You're curious about enigmas, are looking for friendship and/or a
love interest. (The best relationships seem to develop when two
people are "best friends" first.... for lack of a better
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