I grew up in Liverpool, though I lack a good Beatles story. I came to New York in 1990 and the city still excites and astounds me. More so now, perhaps, having returned from eight years in woody Connecticut where I was married and helped raise two wonderful kids. I work in finance, but I've also been an entrepreneur, and a fiction writer. The last of those was by far the hardest, and the most satisfying. I enjoy great conversation and making people laugh, or think. I like a challenge, but not a game. I travel a lot for business, so my personal time is precious. I'm attracted to authenticity, vivacity, wit. I prefer to rule things in, not out.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, running, reading (and rereading), writing, submitting my
novel, being stoic about rejection (of the literary kind), sitting
on planes and thinking, worrying about -- and/or hugging -- my
kids. Worrying about them some more. Being hopeful. Being ready.
I’m really good at
Not answering questions directly.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm six foot three, so I rather fill the room. I hope people notice
I have something to say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything worth the investment but especially Martin Amis, John Updike, Saul Bellow, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, Christopher Hitchens.
TV: I'd watch Liverpool FC against eleven trash cans (which would have the added bonus of a possible victory). I'm also partial to Curb, Review, Fargo, Better Call Saul, Mr. Show, The Americans, Getting On
Music: Bach, Handel, Vampire Weekend. And the Beatles, of course. More Paul than John.
As for food, I'd say eclectic, with a penchant for spice.
The six things I could never do without
My two kids, my passport, Liverpool Football Club, a good night's
sleep and a sense of humor.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to beat my son at chess.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd be scared silly if I ever got drafted.
You should message me if
You are also expectant on Friday nights. We can be expectant together.