Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Always had passions in my life, for politics and theatre, for
words, for broadcast journalism, for silence and cleverness, for
cast recordings and vocalists, for morning in the mountains; for
folks with a sense for irony and empathy, who struggle to figure it
all out and find the process itself the most interesting
But enough of what I have to say. I decided to find out what others
might say about me. Here goes, unexpurgated and unvarnished:
"He is the best listener I know, genuinely interested, curious,
questioning - and he remembers what you say. I love to talk with
him about politics, theatre, people, really just about anything
because what he says is thoughtful, original, informed, perceptive.
And he's never, ever boring. He's funny - very funny (and he
appreciates that you're funny), sharp and smart, sweet and kind,
generous, loving, warm and human."
"He balances a soulful nature with intellectual rigor. His sense of
humor and compassion are prized, as is his ability to bring out the
best in those he cares about."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
putting words together; questioning myself; listening and
expressing support; thinking critically (ain't a Virgo for nothing)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyeglasses. Someone recently said I have a "consistent look,"
which was meant as a compliment, I think - like Maria Callas in
Master Class...only not nearly so grand.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Recently read a book I devoured called Double Life, about a male
couple who have been together for over 50 years, starting in New
York in the '50's. Tales and photos of mid-century New York life
and lore are a big draw for me.
The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, All The
President's Men, Moonstruck, Whiplash; then, there's Downton Abbey,
Mad Men, Homeland, Transparent. Still intend to catch up with The
Read The New Yorker and The Times (in some form or other)
religiously; Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry.
Love listening to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
Musical voices that sound lived-in: Cook, Carroll, Kiley, Clooney,
and Cleo, to name a few. Or those that sound like great trumpets:
Merman, Morrow, Johnson. Or the trumpets and brass themselves,
especially in a great Jule Styne overture - the overture to
"Subways Are For Sleeping" sends me over the moon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, especially listening in my car while driving upstate, or
while cooking on the weekend;
My iWhatnots - keeping me connected to the world;
the ability to get away from the city most weekends, and the
ability to come back;
sleep and solitude, walks, and work.
chocolate in various forms, and blueberries
spring and summer and long days
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Might be at my house upstate or driving up there. Experiencing the
silence and smelling the country air is heaven.
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