Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
One of my favorite things to do on a weekend or a day off is to
hike locally, briskly on my own or with a group, or at the group's
or a partner's pace (unless they are faster, of course:))
I feel a great love for art, for the more familiar and for the more
challenging, even uncomfortable a little bit. I love music, live
music is my best diversion.
I enjoy movies, films that make you think while entertaining you.
It's not the genre so much as how well it is done.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I am working hard to reestablish my career in a better
setting, now that the economic times are bringing more
opportunities. I'm also dedicating more effort to meditation, for
long-term stability and steadiness of mind. I'm enjoying music,
art, and the occasional film, and the outdoors near home for the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking on my feet, and in a chair as well. I have a talent, a
skill, at things technical, having been interested in such things
innately, independently from childhood, and having pursued an
education and for some years a teaching career in engineering. I
like to read about science online, in the Science Times, and via
Corrierre Della Sera. The third allows me the pleasure of my oft
time too neglected interest and hobby of dabbling in learning more
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A few favorites have been Long Walk to Freedom, a fascinating
recounting of Nelson Mandela's life and colleagues and
acquaintances and his impressive attitudes in his part in the
struggle against Apartheid; roughly the first half of Waiting for
Snow in Havana, the childhood years of Clinton's autobiography, The
Power Broker, my favorite chapters being with Fiorello LaGuardia
the mayor at times at emotional loggerheads with the book's real
life main protagonist, Robert Moses. Also East of Eden, Cannery
Row, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh, and Macbeth. In
"fiction," I enjoy plays especially, I think because they get at
the core of what the story is about: the people, the dialogue, the
conflicts and emotions and even agreements and passion with the
scenery and staging in place of what would be so much descriptive
passages in for example, A Tale of Two Cities or much of Dickins
Some favorite movies have been Cinema Paradiso, a sleeper called
Dark Star that could have become a cult classic if it had been
marketed at all, The Last Wave where modern culture meets Aborigine
climaxing in a climatic ending of the world wave, Whale Rider which
I enjoyed the well written dialogue, and a few hundred more. My
Favorite Year and My Favorite Architect (sometimes called The
Architect) are two wonderful films I can watch again and again
between some delay. Born Yesterday and some other Billy Holiday
performances are priceless entertainment. Many of Billy Wilder's
films. Also Marty and some of Frank Capra's films, the Mel Brooke's
version of To Be Or Not To Be.
I already described some of my music interests in my "self-summary"
and add here some artists I appreciate are Marcus Roberts, Chick
Corea, Cyrus Chestnut, Oscar Peterson, Ellington, Ella...Thelonious
Monk, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sunshine from time to time,
Dabbling with Italian,
Dedication to the quality of my work,
Eating wisely, taking in lots of water daily, flossing and
Art and music,
and I suppose my Macbook...it's so much better than my Dell at
I always wanted to take Italian, just took until being an adult,
and enjoyed learning French in High School; I was surprised how
similar they are, more than to other Romance languages that is. My
wise eating includes carefully selected one a day, vitamin D, cocoa
powder (not hot cocoa), a touch of ginger, vegetables, fruit,
beans, specific choices of fish, all well prepared, selected
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The composition of my OK Cupid profile.
How poorly they ate on the Roseanne show.
Coaco, sex, caffeine, work, Buddhist teachings, in any particular
About bodhichitta. A quote on it says it well: "An analogy for
bodhichitta is the rawness of a broken heart. Sometimes this broken
heart gives birth to anxiety and panic, sometimes to anger,
resentment, and blame. But under the hardness of that armor there
is the tenderness of genuine sadness. This is our link with all
those who have ever loved. This genuine heart of sadness can teach
us great compassion. It can humble us when we're arrogant and
soften us when we are unkind. It awakens us when we prefer to sleep
and pierces through our indifference. This continual ache of the
heart is a blessing that when accepted fully can be shared with
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Wind down, inside and out, inside or outside.
You should message me if
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The person I'd like to meet is the person who would know my heart,
and whose heart I could see, and who would find enough interesting
in each other to be willing to take time to see.
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