Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was born and raised in the San Jose/Los Gatos area and have been
a resident in the Bay Area for most of my life except for college
and the time I spent fulfilling my military obligation.
I am a happy, inquisitive and empathetic person by nature and feel
fortunate that I have been able to travel a little and experience
quite a spectrum of what life has to offer. Also, I have been lucky
to have been able to channel my entrepreneurial energy into several
publishing ventures beyond working in the corporate environment in
the early years of my career. I also do my best to “pay it forward”
and I have been involved in various community activities over the
I am a widower (November 2010) who is very proud of his three adult
and thriving children as well as my great friends.
I have high hopes that I will be able to create a new stage in my
life that is full of interesting, beautiful and enriching
Ideally, I would like to find someone that shares many of my values
and sensibilities…yet a relationship where we are both open to
learn from one another and the world around us. Said another way, I
am looking for someone with a heart, someone who is passionate
about life as well as someone that has the strength to be honest,
trusting and vulnerable. And, since I am reaching for the moon
here, how about a good sense of humor and play with a need to be
physically active too? BTW - I have every intention to match these
same set of values, traits and strengths in character.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now, I have my hands full starting a media business for the
IT field while at the same time working on a more ambitious project
of creating an international non-profit media organization.
In between, I make time to keep fit (tennis, long walks like “the
Stanford Dish”, the YMCA's weights and yoga and starting the
unforgiving game of golf again) and I also attend to family matters
and the usual household/yard responsibilities. I feel fortunate
that I am in excellent health (no broken bones or pills) and that I
am able to enjoy this best weather of the year (August thru
October). I love my caprese salad and all the fresh produce! I am
planning a trip or two (where I can use my camera) and I also like
to follow various sport teams players and events.
I also love to listen to all types of music (especially piano and
my long history of following certain types of jazz ensembles and
specific musicians) and also like to “just relax” by reading mostly
an eclectic range of non-fiction or enjoying a good new movie or a
classic film. I also volunteer a little and occasionally attend a
lecture (ex. World Affairs Council) or take a continuing studies
course at Stanford.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I think I am good at adapting to any environment or social
situation. I actually believe that I can learn something from just
about anyone. Also, I can usually hold my own in most sports and
competitive situations and can “think outside the box” to find a
solution. And, I know that I am good at maintaining a healthy
perspective on life as well as a sense of humor no matter what the
The first things people usually notice about me
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I hope that I come across as friendly and approachable…and when the
opportunity presents itself, I like to contribute my perspective in
a positive, relevant and where appropriate, a humorous manner.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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(which are currently on my nightstand in various stages of being
“Younger Next Year”, “Wine and War”, two books on Digital
Photography, Bill Moyer’s latest book, a book about Mickey Mantle,
Steven Hawking’s “The Grand Design”, and one tennis and two golf
I enjoy all types of food particularly Thai, Indian, Japanese,
Chinese and of course, Italian and French. I also love the
occasional home cooked BBQ steak or ribs…or In & Out Burger
when in a hurry, tapas at Joya or a chocolate, chocolate milkshake
at the Palo Alto Creamery in its cold metal mixing container! I can
only think of a couple of things that are better in life. I like
and have prepared just about every type of dish from simple to
difficult and have been known to even bake a lemon meringue pie
A quick list of favorites that come to mind are “Cinema Paradiso”,
“A Fish called Wanda”, "Best in Show", “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The
Paper Chase”, “Goldfinger” and a current favorite, “Midnight in
Paris”…which goes well after seeing the Gertrude Stein exhibit and
a meal at The Left Bank in Menlo Park . And, I really enjoy seeing
the classics at the Stanford Theatre which put a perspective on the
many mediocre films out there. There are just too many of my
favorite "classics" to list here.
I keep the car radio on several music stations (rock,
country and jazz) besides the mainstays of KCBS and NPR. “Car Talk”
is great fun as is “Says You”, and “Wait wait...don’t tell me” when
I have time to listen). When the Giants are playing, it’s KNBR. As
far as the tube is concerned, “Jeopardy”, the nightly news and many
PBS programs seem to be where I end-up. Oh, and its “Seinfeld”, if
I can’t find anything else or I’m too lazy to get up and do
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My three children (2 young men and 1 young lady)
2. My great friends
3. Sports and exercise
4. The arts (especially music and the visual arts).
5. Travel with its history (also photography with its eye on life
and what is in the present).
6. A morning cup of coffee and the newspaper
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I’ll be honest and say, I think about everything. But, lately I
think about creating my new business and a proposed non-profit.
That said, I also like to think about the memorable sights during a
recent trip to Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain)
and a fly fishing trip to Montana with my two old buddies.
Thankfully, I don’t have to put much time into worrying about my
kids since they are all launched and I need only to enjoy watching
their lives unfold now.
Also, I have spent entirely too much time thinking about what I
should write for this profile. (not happy with the only photo I
could find) but at least I finished it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Right now my Friday nights are usually pretty boring and
unpredictable. Often it is dinner out alone or dinner in with my
daughter or occasionally out with friends. Or, more boring still,
catching-up on paperwork while watching the Giants game. This stage
will be changing soon. As George Zimmer of the Men’s Wearhouse
says, “I guarantee it”.
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