Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a genuinely warm, good-natured, fit, stylish, attentive
gentleman, who is at turns an idealist, realist, and romantic. I’m
easy to talk to and not afraid of silence. I consider myself a
life-long learner. I’ve been a cowboy in Wyoming, and a teacher and
student in Tokyo. I like cats as a species and certain dogs as
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a high-end fine art framer in a small, unique studio in
Manhattan. My colleagues are warm, funny people, and we all enjoy
our contact with artists, art owners and agents. The work itself is
absorbing; I take pride in it. I’m also a flamenco dancer--I’m
attracted to the style & rhythms and the challenging intricate
footwork. I belong to a small, dedicated (and often irreverent)
Buddhist community. My 30-year old son lives close by and I’m
thrilled that he enjoys hanging out with his dad from time to time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Forgetting song lyrics and whole languages; letting go of
grievances; working hard; walking long distances; persevering;
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading was a big part of my life when I was young, less so in
later life. I've read a lot from the SF/fanatasy genre for fun.
Recently trying to catch up on some of the good stuff I've missed
over the years (with some guidance from a writer friend): Denis
Jonson, George Eliot and Mary Gaitskill are among the authors I've
sampled this year. The last film I saw in a theater was Ida, a very
beautiful, moving Polish film. I enjoy some TV (viewed online):
Madmen, Sherlock (the British version), Game of Thrones and, yes,
even Downton Abbey. These days I listen to a lot of flamenco: Oscar
Herrero, Agustin Carbonell and Jose Luis Monton. Old favorites
include Dylan, Waits, Richard Thompson, Kate Bush, Allison Krause.
I appreciate good, fresh food of all kinds. For dessert anything
with whipped cream is likely to make me happy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I rely on the following:
morning coffee and muffin at the Blue Sky Bakery;
the focus and satisfaction of my work;
my well-worn flamenco boots;
(Not so long ago my lathe and turning tools would have had a place
here, but I’ve moved on.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The repeating patterns of my thought and behavior and how to remain
open to opportunities that may lie outside those tired grooves.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Practicing flamenco; eating with friends, catching up on the
dalliances of Don Draper.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I read the "Modern Love" column in the Times. What can I say? I
like hearing about love in all its incarnations and manifestations.
You should message me if
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You are sweet and tender, slyly (or shyly) sexy, soulful, lovely to
look at, and not afraid to be silly at times. I believe that
meaning is created through intention, action, and the awareness and
kindness we bring to the world and each other. I’m looking for a
woman who, in her unique way, shares this belief.
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