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My self-summary
The 3 topics most likely to cause trouble: sex, politics and religion ...

My profile is honest, and I'm not a "player". I've been in one relationship most of my life and am serious about marrying. Sex is important, but having someone to care about, and who cares about you, is essential. I'm old-fashioned.

Per the Politics test, I'm a Social Liberal and an Economic Conservative, best described as a Libertarian ... I have a very well-developed sense of right and wrong and believe in economic fairness. For those who can only tolerate a liberal, or a conservative, I'm neither, and I'd rather not be defined or constrained by ideology. I'm a person, first and foremost, I have friends of all stripes and I espouse tolerance. I have difficulty understanding people who would only congregate with those of their own bias.

I consider myself a secular Jew. Nevertheless, I have a great admiration and respect for the values taught, and, while certainly not observant, like to attend services regularly. For those of you who do not read carefully, this means I am not religious. I am, in fact, an atheist. But, I was raised with religion and admire and respect it.

Last, I've reached a point in life where I can give back. I've been teaching finance at xxxxxx College, and I love it. I wish I'd done this sooner. I admire people who give of themselves. Not of their money... but, of their time. Guess I'm still an idealist, after all these years. It's something I look for in a significant other... an open heart. You don't have to be wealthy for that. Just generous of spirit.

I don't have a checklist of things I look for, but I'm a sucker for good writing. If your essays are vapid or schmaltzy, or all you can tell me is that you love to laugh, good luck to you. I need someone who writes with bite.
What I’m doing with my life
Much of my consulting, at the core, revolves around leadership issues. How many of us recognize our limitations and are willing to deal with the consequences? How many of us focus on our weaknesses, instead of our strengths? How many of us can let go? The paradox for control freaks is that it's self-limiting.
I’m really good at
Someone recently asked me if I was an English major. That was the greatest compliment. OK, the guy was an accountant, but it still counts, doesn't it? BTW, I was a physics major.
The first things people usually notice about me
My dimples.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swan", Charles Kindleberger's "Manias, Panics and Crashes", anything by Paul Johnson, Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics", almost anything by Michael Lewis, Gershom Scholem's "Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism", anything by Nahum Sarna, David McCullough's "John Adams", Daniel Yergin's "The Prize". Added "Keynes Hayek" just before the last elections. Currently slogging through James Carroll's "Constantine's Sword", an autobiography of a former Irish Catholic priest.

I'm not into fiction, rarely go out to see movies, have no interest in Broadway shows or theater, and have a highly eclectic taste in music, including Bluegrass, Middle-Eastern, Buena Vista Social Club, Artie Shaw and Cab Calloway, to ancient Gregorian chanting. Also love instrumentals, especially Spanish guitar. I go through phases.

Food: I'll eat anything.
The six things I could never do without
There are few things I couldn't do without, in all reality, but, for the sake of this profile:
1. my smartphone
2. the stimulation of teaching college students
3. a meaningful relationship
4. my dog
5. learning something new
6. Indian food, especially, a good chicken tikka machni. With a shandy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I like what I do, so I think about finance a lot. Especially from a theoretical point of view. I've contributed to finance text books, and am considering doing more in that line. It's just a lot of fun. Of course, it's also what I do for a living, so I think about the practical side as well.
On a typical Friday night I am
I used to go to services, but haven't in a long time, because I hate going alone. It's a social thing. I really like lighting candles on Friday night, though I often don't. I'm not religious, but I appreciate the intent of separating the profane from the sacred. Of lifting oneself to another plane at least once a week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never met a dog I didn't like, and I REALLY dislike cats!
You should message me if
It's obvious.