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Hi everybody! Chronologically approaching 42, but feeling like 25.
East coast born but been in the West since 1987. Military vet, but
not militaristic. I'm dad to three terrific boys (what parent would
say otherwise, eh?). Got a great job that I love and believe in. I
love trying new things, learning; I really want to learn how to
work metal right now. I've been without TV since 2005; I still
watch movies and tv shows from netflix though. I love to laugh. I
find almost anything interesting and find the art in it. I'm a
trained professional, but have built and remodeled a multitude of
houses and not hesitant to tackle most any project. I value labor
and craft. I like being in places with lots of happy people. It
gives me a physical rush. Dogs and kids love me. If I could live
anywhere else in the US it would be Portland, OR, because its full
of people who know how to get things done.
I am tenacious, humanist, and fun loving
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now, I spend as much time with my kids as I can. Their mom
and I don't live together, and I'm devoted to being the best parent
I can. But when they aren't with me, I ride my bike, work on
whatever woodworking project I have going, take pictures. I love to
hike and am going white water rafting for the first time this
summer. I just finished coaching little league baseball for the
third year (we were 12-2-2, good season). When the weather turns
crappy, I start Taekwondo, search for new things to cook.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking meals for large groups=Solving problems=Seeing a complex,
multi year project to completion=Loving people=Making paper
airplanes=Speaking in public=Planning a trip=Gutting it out=Seeing
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told I have a presence. I hope that doesn't mean
intimidating. I'm 5'11" and large framed (I wear a size 50 sport
coat if that means anything to you), but am not pudgy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, any dictionary,
most anything by Cormac McCarthy, Phillip Roth, Margaret Atwood,
and Naomi Klien.
Movies: Anything Coen Brothers (O Brother Where Art Thou, I believe
is the most underrated movie ever), scifi for its ability to make
social commentary in a palatable context, documentaries that show
me something new.
Music: anything live or from New Orleans. Really, country,
classical, punk, bluegrass, West African, Japanese, Eastern
European, I can find something to like in it as long as its done
Food: I grew up in the South, so anything deep fried. But really
love anything local: local veggies, seafood, eggs, cheese, if its
from here it tastes better to me. I do indulge in decadent recipes
at times (coq au vin, thick steaks, homemade coconut cake or peach
pie, yum). Since I leave it so wide open, my definite no's are
cooked onions or stewed peppers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
*My three sons (are they things? sometimes)
*My mom and dad (these are definitely people)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My sons, my job, my house, my country, locavorism, my chickens,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I want to be in love again.
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