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Fun, caring, affectionate, smart (well, more often than not) and
capable of being deliciously silly, a mix of wise and wise
The "playful" in my name refers both to an attitude and profession,
as I write plays (mostly comedies, mostly produced). They've been
produced all around the world and, occasionally, even New York
Born and raised in Chicago, I've been an Upper West Sider for about
20 years. Raised relatively Jewish, I'm now a mix of
Jewish-Buddhist-pantheist-atheist-hedonist-humanist. I like the
concept of "soul".
I swim regularly, walk zestfully, and travel enthusiastically. I've
hung out with penguins in Antarctica, wandered side streets in
Transylvania, waded through flooded roads in Vietnam, been to
Burning Man five times, and I can also appreciate a quiet night at
home with someone special. I love exploring both inner and outer
worlds, and I like company as I do it.
What I’m doing with my life
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Expanding it, exploring it, and sometimes treating it like Silly
Writing fills me with delight. I'm often surprised by what my
characters say and think - I'D never think such things. I work damn
hard, but I try to balance that with having fun (an often
underappreciated concept) and simple pleasures like hanging out
with good friends and feeling gratitude for all that I already
Oh, and occasionally I like to play with my hair color. Usually I'm
my natural brunette, but I've been blonde, blue, purple and various
mixes. It's fun to shake things up every now and then.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...thinking outside the box or ignoring the box completely
...being able to say "You've got a point" even in the middle of a
...maneuvering a wide range in the naughty-to-nice continuum
...taking life seriously and not taking it seriously
(I embrace paradox, and if it embraces me back, I let the hug
The first things people usually notice about me
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"Hey, he looks pretty good for 59", which I take as a great
compliment, as I'm actually three years older.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Eclectic tastes in all: My taste in theater includes both
avant-garde and Broadway musicals. My taste in food encompasses the
globe. I love cultural events where you're not sure what you're
getting into but that's part of their attraction so what the hell
let's check it out. My sense of curiosity and wonder has led me to
Albanian pop concerts, a fun variety of parties, and ordering stuff
on the menu that I hope is actually edible.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a sense of humor
a place to go swimming
food and water, or at least dark chocolate and scotch
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- The new play ideas swirling in my head
- The Human Being: What the Hell's Going on Here?
- What does my soul need, and am I listening to it enough?
- The Human Being: Like Really, What the Hell's Going on Here?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
seeing a play (ranging from Broadway to wayyyyyyy Off-Off
Broadway), having dinner with a friend (I love exploring new
restaurants), occasionally dancing my ass off (why else have an
ass?), and/or - when possible - kissing someone I find
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There is a part of me constantly stunned that people appreciate,
respect, admire and/or like me. Despite my generally good
self-esteem, I don't expect it. I've accomplished what I've
accomplished not because I'm confident, but because I've learned
not to listen to my fears.
You should message me if
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I'm looking for someone with joie de vivre and an adventurous
spirit, preferably with at least a touch of goofball. I like
intelligence; it's fun to have conversations with someone who
surprises me with her outlook and insight. A kind heart is good; I
think life can be challenging, and at times people aren’t up to the
challenge. It'd be nice if your perception of reality at least
roughly correlates with reality. As far as looks go, the women with
whom I've been involved have varied significantly in height, shape,
hair color and, well, everything, but they each have had a
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