I've lived most of my life in Chicago. After majoring in history in
university, I traveled to Europe, North Africa, and the Mid-east. I
worked as a high school teacher in Chicago. Next, I went to work as
a sales manager for my family business. Later, I started my own
business which was and still is a successful venture.
I was married for over 24 years. My former wife and friend passed
away about 10 years ago. I have four grown children. I see them
regularly, they all live independently on their own in the Chicago
For physical exercise, I like long walks, playing tennis, bike
riding, sailing, swimming, dancing, x-country skiing and ice
skating. So far I've avoided sky-diving and other high risk
"sports". I've gone camping all over the US but haven't done that
for quite awhile.
I've done volunteer work for various social causes. I try to keep
up with current events by reading the news on various websites on
the internet, watching PBS on TV, and listening to NPR on the
I go to the movies frequently and prefer to see ones with a good
plot, inspiring acting, and upbeat if possible. I have developed a
liking for the excitement of some sci-fi movies lately.
Several live concerts at Symphony Hall, Pick-Staiger Hall at
Northwestern University, Rockefeller Chapel at the University of
Chicago, the Green Mill, and Ravinia in the Summer work for me.
I've gone to Opening Night at the Lyric Opera but only as a guest.
My taste tends toward classical music, jazz, R & B, but I'm
always open to new sounds. Museums are also a place I like to visit
especially on a rainy day. Live theater is good too.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my business and my investments. Exercising. Visiting my
I’m really good at
Listening and figuring out what people want.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm an very open and friendly guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many books to mention except the ones I've just read like
"Nature's Metropolis - Chicago and the Great West". Music - WFMT,
WBEZ, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with the Freiburg Baroque
Orchestra on the musicians seem to dance to the lively music and
you can see and hear it on YouTube for free. Feist. Arcade Fire,
Leonard Cohen, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles. For food - Reza's
Restaurant on Clark St. in Andersonville for the dill rice. Indian
food on Devon Ave. Rodity's restaurant on Halsted St. in Greek
town. Olive Garden, Baker's Square, Subway, and, sometimes even
The six things I could never do without
1). My children
2). My friends
3). Physical activity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately, the economy and how to change things to make this a
cleaner, safer, better world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing friends, listening to music, or reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got a lot of little faults most of my friends either don't
know about or if they know, they're willing to overlook them.
You should message me if
You want to start an interesting conversation.