Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a quintessential Berkeley guy: Jewish by birth, but areligious,
with a secular interest in Buddhism and the left-wing politics and
irreverent, ironic sensibility of someone who's lived in The
People's Republic since 1967. (Yes, I fondly remember Mario Savio,
Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver!) I've had a lifelong love affair
with language and literature (Don DeLillo, T.C. Boyle, Paul Auster
and Jorge Luis Borges are among my favorite writers) and enjoy a
great and abiding affinity for history, the arts (especially music,
film and theater), the beauty and serenity of nature, travel to
cultures radically unlike our own, good ethnic food, and fine wine.
I'm of medium height and build, quite fit, and youthful and
good-looking for my age. I may appear reserved to strangers, but at
heart am playful, tender, passionate and compassionate. I'm also
independent and can contentedly pass my time working, reading,
listening to music, and hiking in the East Bay hills, but would
love to share my life with a wise, graceful, lovely woman who
values peacefulness, tenderness, and laughter.
I am smart, funny and kind.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day, I write promotional materials for wineries throughout
California and the Pacific Northwest; by night, I prowl the mean
streets of the post-modern urban jungle. (No, actually, I'm usually
at home reading a good novel - currently, "The Flamethrowers" by
Rachel Kushner - watching a foreign, arthouse or indie film or
listening to some piece of my vast music collection.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking, walking and writing (not necessarily at the same time);
persuasively analyzing politics, film and literature; eloquently
elucidating complex subjects; relating well to small children and
large dogs; charming like-minded, attractive women; and hitting the
outside jump shot.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My intelligence, quick wit, genial disposition and large dimples.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Far too many to enumerate. If we hit it off, you'll find out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Popcorn; baseball; my daughter; great literature, music and movies;
my close friends; and the wondrous views of San Francisco Bay from
the Berkeley hills.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the government (just like Bobby D.), my daughter's - and the
world's - future, the MLB standings, how my friends are doing and
what wine to open for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've shrunk an inch, like my father before me, but my brain has
grown correspondingly larger.
You should message me if
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any of the above appeals to you, or you simply have nothing better
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