Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am grateful for the many good things in my life: My relationships
with my two adult daughters have never been better; I love my job,
and I am in excellent health. I used to be very self-critical and
perfectionistic -- I tended to focus on my mistakes and what I felt
was lacking in my life (the proverbial glass half-empty). Now, I
appreciate what I have and am much more forgiving of myself and
others. Life is so much better this way.
I grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts (now dubbed "NoHo") which
was not nearly as progressive as it is now. There were always an
abundance of cultural activities, especially in the arts, to which
I was fortunate enough to have access.
I think I'm "down-to-earth" in the sense that I'm not very
materialistic. Given the choice, I would prefer an enriching travel
experience over an expensive piece of jewelry.
I can't imagine life without humor and mine can be quite irreverent
(in a good way). I am fortunate to work in an environment where
laughter abounds and I come from a funny family (no, not that kind
of funny). Although most people at this stage of life have baggage,
myself included, I feel that I am more emotionally healthy
than I have ever been. I have a lot to offer in a relationship and
hope to find someone with whom to make it mutual.
My daughter doesn't think this profile conveys who I am and asked
to write this in here:
My mom is incomparably caring, compassionate, sweet and kind. One
example: When I was having a hard time last year, and finally
admitted it to her, she showed up on my doorstep an hour later and
sat with me, listened to me, and helped me come up with a plan to
get out of the space I was in, which I did, and would not have
without her help. My mom possesses something so few people do: the
emotional well-being and maturity that allows her to foster
honesty, awareness and openness in all her relationships. Even my
mother's nags are sweet because she pokes fun at herself, sending
me texts that say, "news bulletin from Nagsville" or "this has been
today's scheduled nag" and the like. Despite her intellect, she
manages to never take herself too seriously, which makes her a lot
of fun to be around. I am incredibly fortunate to have her as a
mother and a best friend.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love my job working in a rehab program for men with substance
abuse issues. I am very close to my two adult daughters and am very
fortunate that my mother, who is turning 85, is still living and
thriving. I am very active and look and feel much younger than my
chronological age. I run 4-5 times a week and I love to walk, hike,
swim, cross-country ski and go to the beach. I also love to travel.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am an excellent listener, very good cook and have a great sense
of humor. I have been told that I am articulate and expressive. I
am also devoted to friends and family.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Among my favorite books are A Thousand Splendid Suns about the
plight of women in Afghanistan, Angela's Ashes and all of Wally
Lamb's books. I love going to the movies and enjoy my subscription
to Netflix. I loved Mad Men and am currently watching Homeland and
Masters of Sex. I also love live theater and have season's tickets
to TheaterWorks in Hartford. Among my favorites were "High" with
Kathleen Turner and more recently ,"Venus and Fur"I love seeing
shows in NewYork and enjoyed La Cage Ax Folles with Kelsey Grammar,
Next to Normal and Avenue Q. I enjoy a wide range of music
including classical. Among my favorite artists are Elton John,
Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles and going way back,
Peter, Paul and Mary. I also love going out to eat as well as
cooking. Favorites are Italian, continental. Greek/Middle Eastern
and good old American.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The people in my life who I care about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
tired! That doesn't mean that I am a couch potato but I am fine
staying home and watching a DVD or getting together with a friend
for dinner and a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I still eat Oreos like a kid.
You should message me if
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you are an active, intelligent, interesting guy with compatible
interests and values.
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