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mb55555

63 M New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Aug 27
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from law school
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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I enjoy museums, mainly classical concerts, chamber music, early music, galleries, serious films (maybe they were made for some purpose other than just profit; the director entertains at least some notion that it is art, or socially redeeming, e.g., The Lives of Others, many more--usually the ones at Lincoln Plz., Film Forum, IFC, etc., no Hollywood "adventure"). Opera, theatre, and dance, too, when I can. I do not find organized sports of much interest (well, maybe a baseball game once or twice a year, maybe a world series game) and I do not watch much of anything else on tv either. I rarely plug it in. Mainly I listen to NPR radio, WQXR (but it's now, sadly, classical "lite"--WWFM on the web is much better), WKCR, WFUV. I wouldn't know most movie actors if we collided on the sidewalk, don't see most hollywood films or tv series and I wish they'd get off our streets--frequently filling several blocks in my hood. (Well I've tried now a couple of the big crime 'n cop serials--and they are horrible. Whence this fascination with cops? And why so many wrongful killings of civilians by cops. When will we stop this? Is this the result of hiring returned soldiers, who grew accustomed to fearing that every inhabitant might want to kill them? Who learned to turn and fire at once?)

I hope not to again to meet someone who is unrecognizable from posted pics. Had that happen too many times.

I do like walking outside, in The Park, my park (Riverside) or the woods (Westchester or similar) and on city streets.

I do not travel around town with a book because I always see things I learn from and enjoy looking at: buildings, cityscapes, art, people, the activity on the street, people. (An old friend used to say, the great thing about NY is that if you wait a bit there's always a free show.)

I am quite interested in good food and like both restaurants and cooking. Luckily, some genes seem to prevent obesity. A recently published persuasive large-scale medical study has caused a sudden reversal of my devotion to red meat; it's now a rarity in my life. Pity! But I'll just have to drink all this red wine anyway.

I am thoughtful, socially concerned, and liberal. I guess I should say very liberal--in case it's really true that 53% of our people would consider letting the others starve.
What I’m doing with my life
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Talking with strangers on the bus or subway. I love this article/study. It's so true! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/opinion/sunday/hello-stranger.html

Practicing a little law; trying to make more time for myself; living and working on the upper west side. Trying to work less, trying to get to be fully-retired (end of year?). I might add: the many who assert that they "play hard" kinda miss the point, I think, and do not entice me. That nearly makes it work, on which subject, and leisure versus "hard play", I recommend this recent essay: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/08/work-good-or-bad/.

Remembering a lesson from Julia Child heard recently: after her frequent "failures", she promptly doctored them in some way and declared, "this is good, too!" (albeit not the planned outcome).

Life can be that way too.
I’m really good at
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Questioning, I hope.
Questioning authority, for sure.
The first things people usually notice about me
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How do I know? Ask them.

When listening, talking, writing, communicating: my wish to have things clear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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How do I chose some and omit others I love as much? If I ever do this properly it will be a long list--some films: Jean Renoir, Coen Brothers, the Dardenne Brothers--I just discovered them, but READ the review by AOScott of Lorna's Silence!! Wow! And do go see it, or their others if they can be found. Before the Devil Knows...., Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy, Water, Brokeback Mt., The Lives of Others, Julia & Julie...

These are just some that popped into mind on one occasion. They are not "best" and certainly not ranked. I could list many more, with the patience for typing them in here.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
people
music
silence
art
daylight
night's darkness and stillness
changing seasons
trees
a distant horizon
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This bit from yesterday's NYTimes, re one of the shapers of our new social media:

"Joanna Coles, the newly named editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, a cool blonde, turned up wearing form-fitting black leather and looking like a contemporary version of Emma Peel.

And Ms. Coles, though she had been on the new job just a day, was saying how she had already turned her attention to the Cosmo girl’s eternal dilemma.

“We all want more sex, and no one is getting enough,” Ms. Coles was saying, noting that the problem is perhaps more exaggerated here than elsewhere. And the reason, she said, may be that in New York people are so busy they forget to bookmark sex time in their day planners. Whereas in England, where she is from, people routinely head out in the evening with the expectation of drinking a great deal, going home and making love, although the term she used for the sex act was vintage Austin Powers.

And in New York and especially during Fashion Week, Ms. Coles, expanding on the subject, was saying, you can easily form an impression that the majority of people have altogether forgotten that one of the primary purposes of looking good in clothes is to attract the amatory interest of someone who might wish to help you remove them. “I’ve been thinking about this a lot,” Ms. Coles was remarking. “People don’t appreciate enough that sex is free. You don’t have to be rich to have great sex.”

life, death, taxes, war
art, science
people
the welfare of society
politics (if that is not clear from combination of some of the above)

Such as the current right-wing claims that Pres. Obama is trying to institute socialism. Yet there has been government economic activity from the very first days of the US, and the preceding colonies. Roads and highways were built with public funds (even when some highways were private ventures, built, operated, and tolled by businesspeople). Examples of government economic activity which one might call socialism include public schools and universities; public libraries; police and fire departments (each of which had been private at some times and places); public hospitals; flood control and hydroelectric dams; etc. And this list doesn’t even include corporate welfare which, long before the 2009 corporate "bail-outs", has subsidized almost every “private” economic activity in the country: farming, housing, small business, oil exploration, space exploration, computers, nuclear reactor, pharmaceuticals, etc.

So we see that when tax money goes to advance corporate interests, it is called “progress.” When it goes to help individual citizens in need, it is called “socialism.”
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
going to a museum, concert, film, restaurant
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I shall buy a larger day planner forthwith.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 45–63
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
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You can see that I am actually nice, sweet, caring, good--despite my perhaps somewhat grinchy responses, supra.

Oh, and you are, too.