At the risk of sounding cliche, some have said I'm an enigma, but I
think that's mostly true. I'm indulgent but a firm believer in
moderation; a hopeless romantic ruled by pragmatism (most of the
time); and I like the idea being prepared for any situation but
really love to let go and enjoy the moment fully. Spending social
time with my friends and family helps me thrive. Even though I'm
blunt, I'm a big believer in common courtesy and good manners - I
value these traits in others.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a freelance philanthropy consultant - helping charitable
organizations raise more support from their donors, and creating
enough freedom for me to travel and spend time eating and drinking
with friends often. I also love photography, writing, SCUBA diving,
skiing, acquiring art for my apartment, food and especially pork.
Yes, I'm Jewish and I love pork!
I’m really good at
Photography, strategy, giving advice to my clients, planning great
trips at the last minute, making breakfast, grilling pork chops,
shopping for gifts, fixing electronics, driving in the snow,
bar-tending - though I'm told my pour is a bit too strong, side
effect of being half Russian and half Irish!
The first things people usually notice about me
Lately people seem to think I'm some guy on a reality show about
real estate, definitely not me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Role Models, Train to Pokipsie, Sex Death Enlightenment,
Rosemary's Baby, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Year of Magical
Thinking, Naked, Closer, Dreamboy, The Alchemist, The City and the
Pillar, Dharma Bums, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Eat Pray Love, The
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Movies: Gravity, All About Eve, Bad Education, Live Flesh, Short
Bus, Walk the Line, Donnie Darko, Rosemary's Baby, Heathers, In the
Mood for Love, Chungking Express, Chicago, Spellbound, City of G-d,
All about My Mother, Imitation of Life, The Abyss, Finding Nemo,
TV Shows: True Blood, Lost, Six Feet Under, Weeds, Battlestar
Gallactica, Damages, Breaking Bad, Homeland, American Horror Story,
Music: Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, The Kinks, Madonna, Kylie Minogue,
Beyonce, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday,
Sonny Rollins, David Linhart, Buena Vista Social Club, Radiohead,
Sibelius, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Bjork, Goldfrapp, Stereolab,
Japanese, French, Vietnamese, New American
The six things I could never do without
1. Family and close friends
3. Hot water
5. Canon 5D
6. Great food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I want to travel next
What to eat - which is a lot of fun in the east village
How grateful I am to be alive at this moment
On a typical Friday night I am
Hosting or attending a mellow dinner party with friends OR having
Vietnamese or French food with one or more friends in the east
village, then going out for drinks and sharing a few laughs, maybe
getting a little too loud at the Boiler Room.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ask me in person, I'm willing to talk about anything!
You should message me if
You like what you read and see here, are magnetic inside and out,
and unafraid of intimacy. Intelligence, wit, sociability, and
spontaneity are pluses. Physically, I like fit, smooth men around
my age (26-40ish). Its all about chemistry and I know it when I see
it - you should too.