57 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
If you looked at my (current) photos before reading my profile, you will have noticed that I am not standing in front of any dead animals, not holding a gun, not in front of a motorcycle, not wearing a baseball cap backwards holding a can of Bud and no selfies of myself standing in front of my bathroom mirror with my shirt off. Instead, I am either biking/hiking up a mountain, eating a tasty meal or traveling to some fun place, all the while smiling without wearing sunglasses.

Modern day inventor, who has figured out how to balance a pragmatic method to work with a spontaneous approach to life. Definitely a fun creative type and you'll need to decide for yourself if I'm quirky or eccentric. Have always been self-employed, which provides ample opportunity to control my schedule, have fun, make mistakes and explore life in my immediate surroundings, as well as, get off the beaten path to discover places that require an effort to get to, especially a hot spring to soak in. Been in Portland 10 years and regularly wear hiking boots and fleece for the emergency hike whenever possible. Prior, lived in Manhattan, wore black and survived the downtown life for 21 years.

Have acquired a diversity of life skills that allows me to cook a meal without a recipe, parallel park into any spot, bargain/negotiate most of life’s situations and make sure I get plenty of sleep to be prepared for whatever is put in front of me. I’m comfortable being in the middle of the city or in the middle of nowhere, but challenged when in surburbia. Keep in shape with all of the usual outdoor Portland activities. Have minimal baggage and a flexible schedule that only has to make sure there's food for my cats. Can make plans and always on time. Know how to talk and don't need to communicate by 140 characters. I strive to live a simple analog life in this complex digital world.
What I’m doing with my life
Just put the fenders back on my bike. I challenge the rain everyday.
I’m really good at
Can and will fix/build most anything around the house. I’m the guy you want on a deserted island. Think fusion of the Professor and Gilligan.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm wearing shorts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
99 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle Without a Bottle Opener, a book I wrote that was recently published. Read the NY Times (actual paper) every morning and will gladly share crossword puzzle.

I don't have a favorite food, rather I will try everything twice. If it has a texture or spicy or brightly colored even better. Will eat a mango whenever it's ripe.
The six things I could never do without
The present, my creativity, internal enthusiasm, healthy knees, complex passwords that are simple to remember and garlic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
That I really do prefer an analog existence in this digital world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Could be out with you on a fun date.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am hirsute.
You should message me if
Seek a woman who loves her work, enjoys an urban existence, can be a companion, a muse and yet appreciates time alone. I find myself most attracted to smart, verbal types who speak their mind, who have an internal sense of equilibrium, enthusiasm and loves dark chocolate. For me, opposites definitely attract.

Plus, you live in Portland, not the burbs, Vancouver or thinking about moving to Portland. Also, under the kids section, I have checked; none or yes, but don't live at home.

*** Please note that I do not respond to winks, favorites or "hey there". Interested? Just send a note - it's easy. And, please sign note with your name so I know who you are.