41 Madison, WI
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My self-summary
Well, I'm a nice person who tries to make the world a better place. I am educated and skilled but don't like defining myself by that.

I'm not looking for a clone of myself, but for someone who has enough in common to get along with and enough different to add some variety.
What I’m doing with my life
Too much to properly fill this out right now; but I'll get to it in the fullness of time.
I’m really good at
I'm quite good at lots of things and suck at plenty of others :) But here's a list of some of the good:
I'm very skilled at restoring historic houses (though I'm taking a well-deserved break from that now); planning inviting landscapes and gardens (I have two green thumbs and a few green fingers); caring for animals (I've worked at a few wildlife rescue centers in South America which is so rewarding!) I'm also a good teacher, and I take interesting photos... Hmmm, there's much more to me that that, but it's enough for now.
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Alfred Hitchcock, film noir, mysteries, foreign films, Woody Allen and lots, lots more.
TV: Flight of the Conchords, Harry and Paul, Absolutely Fabulous, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Extras, and nearly everything British. Plus Nature, Nova and cool PBS shows :)
Books: PG Wodehouse stories, non-fiction, mysteries.... I enjoy reading magazines and the New York Times, too.
Music: I love music... everything from reggae to Baroque, rock to jazz, 1950's romantic Cuban to 1960's bossa novas, "world music" to abstract, surreal things like Nina Hagen's Naturträne and Klaus Nomi's Cold Song (what category do they fit into?!?) So much good music in the world.
The six things I could never do without
-Good food. I love Thai food, Indian food, European food... Man, I love food!! When I travel I seek out places that let me cook my own food. I'm no chef, but I like to cook.
-Music and art! I like both abstract and realistic art.. just depends on the mood and style.
-Public things: museums, libraries, parks, performance centers, schools, NPR, WORT and public TV... I really like the whole idea of "public", communal things... even bubblers (okay, water fountains), which I enjoy drinking from :) I'm definitely not a right-wing, 'privatize-everything-to-make-a-profit' kind of guy. Public is GOOD!
-A nice pet to cuddle with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Travel plans; other countries and cultures; landscaping; the meaning of life; whether little mice really have tea with little frogs under the canopy of a big mushroom during a gentle, spring rainfall (okay, not really... but it is a pleasant thought.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Not out 'clubbing'.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not the best at following long, detailed recipes.
You should message me if
Well, if you deem my profile to be at least somewhat intriguing, or find me visually inoffensive, or are simply curious if we could be compatible as friends, then you should contact me.