Self-styled, angst-ridden -- very occasionally, happy-go-lucky -- public-interest lawyer (former/future; am presently taking a break from lawyering, brokering rare books) and goofball (no break from that, no).
One time Chicago advertising account exec. (among other sundry things I take pains to keep under wraps). Followed by a decade on Capital Hill litigating on behalf of the public interest (on the public payroll; so, thanks to all whose taxes funded my paycheck, and sorry I did not have the foresight to spend and save more wisely).
For now, am rather shallowly rooted south of Madison, WI, transplanted from the wilds of Maine in 2008 (Chicago native; contemplating moving back) so as to be better able to embarrass my boys, now ages 13 and 15.
Over-educated (JD/MBA/BA); under-appreciated (and certainly YES... these days under-loved!) advocate.,, one by nature (nurture?) out to save the world.
Falling short so far... but with so lofty a goal, plenty of clearance to fail and still accomplish much; trying, too, to have a little fun doing it.
Also, to quote a John Denver song, hope one day to be "going home to a place I've never been before." Wherever Home turns out to be, I've missed it enormously; it's been a longer trek than I'd have thought I had stamina. Hope I have conserved enough to even recognize it if it ever comes around, again, this journey. :)
Been an über humbling few years: ones that're also (trying to, anyhow) teaching me not to take anything for granted... which is perhaps the way it always should be.
BTW, my glass's not "half-full" and unsure I get why yours is. Some weeks feeling it's 9/10 vacant I still attempt living as if it runneth over, yes. But, no, I won't will it otherwise... even to distinguish it from "half-empty" or to please someone for whom I care deeply (however much I'd like).
That'd ignore the human condition (my own and the world's). Sorry, I guess. I'm so an optimist. Really. Perspective matters; sure: but, well, heart and effort do more, I think.
Have had several long-ish term committed relationships since my divorce in 2006 (and obviously have had them end (ouch!)); looking/hoping for next one to go the distance.
Hmm, more?? Wow. You sure? Okay! You bet!!
Well... I was once well-traveled; am still quirky w/artistic temperment; have had many careers and lived/loved passionately if sometimes too hard. Idealistic; kind; occasionally shy but invariably affectionate; introspective; creative; bright; big-hearted... intense; sometimes cynical; overly-ambitious; surprisingly naive; and impulsive.
Look: that's me. What can I tell you?
And, fine, as long as it works for me you're welcome to try'n change me.
Varied interests include relearning table manners, staring at length directly into the sun with unprotected eyes... and, well, some water sports.
Am more than a bit bruised around the edges, but hopefully nothing that won't heal. :)
I am quixotic, grounded, and [somewhat] fearless.