Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Yeah. That's me with the ball.
In competitive game everyone knows 'it's all about the ball',
hence, 'be the ball!'
I don't play competitively anymore with rules, points, pushing,
striving against angry sweaty strange men (yuck).
.........although I seem to be having a better time though.
Who would've thought?!
Recreation. Quite a concept.
There was a time for sure, when I was actually AFRAID of this thing
called 'the ball'. That's right!
.........all of me, 6'2", athletic, driving down the field,
........(on my tippy toes)
Figure, this small inanimate object with no personality nor
character ten times smaller than me, and I'm still
'the ball' (if that's what you want to call it) was something to be
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Designing group activities for disadvantaged populations in social
services is how I've made my living for the past twenty years
(love helping others).
Currently, I run a soccer program in a center for children severely
afflicted with autism. It is a challenging position where I have to
serve each child for capability while constantly influencing and
keeping them engaged. I also coach 'typical' kids soccer, and I
model on the side. For the most part, I get paid to have fun. Very
happy with my work.
Days off I'll run a few miles and play soccer under the blazing sun
or single digit cold (some people have said that this is not fun) I
guess that's why I'm the only one in the park.
Love to go to the pub usually on a quiet Sunday afternoon for a
bacon cheeseburger and pint of Guinness, or two, or three,
...........maybe with you next time? ; )
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Soccer: Juggling at least. Thought of competing as there are
juggling contests around NYC. People sometimes approach me at the
park complimenting my playing and ask what country in Europe I'm
from. They're surprised when I tell them I'm originally from Long
I guess Europeans are good 'jugglers'? : )
- Singing: As part of the program I run I sing for the children. I
think they may like the singing more than my coaching. (oh
I used to be a hopeless, hapless karaoke freak (and I mean FREAK)
Guys came up to the stage asking if I would sing in their band (hey
ma', look I'm a rock star!)
My friend ran shows around Manhattan. Ever do karaoke seven nights
a week on daily basis? I have!
- Writing: Made quite an impact with some letters; in some cases
more than I preferred.
Would rather write than type. It's more personal, intimate, and
just feels so damn good!
- Gaining confidence and reliability from others: Friends say they
trust me beyond most persons in their life. I've had acquaintances
say this as well, people I hardly know. Good thing I'm an honest
The first things people usually notice about me
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My sense of humor, state of empathy, gregariousness,
animated way of speaking, grammar usage, descriptive versing,
objective judgment. (must have been a writer in a former
I wind up listening more than talking as I find people interesting
and I learn more from listening.
People in general tend to say A LOT when they realize you're truly
listening. I have a very good memory. From experience I've learned
the hard way that relaying back what they've told me, even if they
remember what it is, is not always a good idea.
A friend once yelled at me"Why did you remember that?!"
I replied "You told me."
Their defense was "I didn't think you were listening!!"
(isn't that what you're supposed to do?) : )
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Guess I missed my 'call' for being an editor or something.
In the past fifteen years have had trouble reading books as they
are grammatically incorrect. Anyone else out there find this?
Or is it just me? (again)
Lean much more toward old non-fiction books. 'Farther Reaches of
Human Nature' by Abraham Maslow, Essays of Ralph Emerson, some
David Thorough, 'No Man Is An Island' by Thomas Merton.
(I know! I'll take sappy with substance)
Not a fan of cinema. I threw my T.V. out twenty years ago. (good
thing it didn't hit anybody)
........but my favorite movie was 'The Deer Hunter' (I think Robert
De Niro is one of the all time bests). Al Pacino is also great.
'Serpico' I'd see again. 'The Boys from Brazil' 'French
Connection'.......you're obviously picking up my genre!
I love classic rock. Know all of the words and play a mean air
guitar. (any requests?)
I have a vivacious appetite.
I'll eat anything, and everything! (watch your fingers) : )
'Meat and potatoes' basically but will try all at least once. Drink
a lot of water. Beer is dear.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
........what I should think about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
.......howling at the moon.
You should message me if
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.......you wear boxers, not briefs.
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