Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a man of contradictions, therefore not an easy guy to
pigeonhole. I like well broken in flannel shirts, jeans and Armani
suits. I'm an accomplished cook, yet like New York City street
vendor hot dogs. I like the Blues, Opera and Koto music. I think
it's too hot if the temperature exceeds 75, but lived in Dixie for
many years. I rarely watch sports on TV; however, I love Formula 1.
I'm very at ease in front of a large crowd, but don't like small
parties. My closest friends describe me as funny and "An
intellectual you can talk to." I actually like that. I think it
fits. I've taken a Myers/Briggs test. I'm an INTJ. Apparently INTJs
constitute only 2 to 3 percent of the population. So, I guess it
would be fair to say I'm rare, if not endangered. My life has been
full of material for great stories. I publish some and share other
good ones with friends across the country. I'm told they look
forward to them. I've practiced and taught geology, engineering
geology, emergency management and law. Now, I write pretty much
exclusively. I've retired from trying to teach basic science to
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend the majority of my days writing whatever interests me at
the time. Two years ago I left spending my days with 14 and 15 year
old high school freshmen. I tried to teach them all I could from
basic science to simple manners. I didn't reach them all; however,
I have reached enough university students, graduate students and
now high school kids that I am confident I will leave this earth a
tiny bit better for my being here.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, especially sauces; explaining complex topics in terms that
most people can understand; throwing a tennis ball for my dog;
picking eclectic music and pieces of art that fit together in my
home; recognizing the absurdities of life and being able to laugh
at them; telling stories; making people laugh; not taking myself
too seriously; being a loyal and trustworthy friend; being curious.
The first things people usually notice about me
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are unknown. I guess I should take a poll and get back to you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Dogs; Fog; My wood stove; Old, peaty Scotch; Shiraz; Coffee with
chickory; Well broken-in flannel shirts; Armani; Fast cars;
Eclectic art and music; Steamed lobster; Rare porterhouse; Roast
duck; Dark chocolate; James Brown; Verdi; Old sci-fi films; The
Hartstone; Coffee at Rock City, Zoot and Coffee by Design; 3 Tides;
J's Oyster House; I like NYC to eat and enjoy art but for no more
than a few days; Birmingham, AL for dear friends and fine food;
taking new roads; taking known roads far in excess of the speed
limit; observing the absurdities of daily life; "Idiot America";
"House of Cards"; "The Last Theorem"; "The Swarm"; "The Expanse"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dog...she's a flat coated retriever
Music of all genres
Good ingredients for cooking
A fair amount of solitude
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The best way to say something in a piece I'm writing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually home. I'll either cook or get Thai. I may watch a movie,
read or spend time on the computer catching up with friends across
the country. Mostly I enjoy the company of my dog who wants nothing
more than to play and be with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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will not be revealed here.
You should message me if
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you're a woman who will both stimulate my brain and incite what the
nuns used to say are "impure thoughts." You will most likely be
smart, have a dry, off beat sense of humor, be curious about most
things, have a sense of creativity and consider dogs to be members
of the family with all the associated rights and privileges. You
won't smoke. You are tatoo free. Most of all you will be able to
make me laugh.
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