Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am politically engaged, progressive, healthy (as far as I know),
intellectual (but not stuffy about it), reasonably fit (walking 5+
miles a day, most days), funny and caring. I enjoy good
conversation about a broad range of topics, especially but not
limited to politics, society and the economy. I am an avid reader
(and writer). I like travel, beach walks (and swims), massage,
swing dancing, good jazz and a wide variety of exotic ethnic
cuisines. I am a “Jewish athiest,” but not pedantic about it.
Athiest, by the way, does not mean unethical—quite the contrary.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working; operating a nursing home for one (as the long-time
caregiver for my very disabled wife); looking for ways to make a
difference and leave the world a better place; seeking to be part
of something I care about that’s bigger than me (for most of my
career, the labor movement was my cause—and still is); taking care
of me (mentally, physically and emotionally) while I am taking care
of another who can no longer fully reciprocate, through no fault of
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Filling out questionnaires like this one (not!). Listening.
Writing. Caring (and caregiving—I’ve had a lot of experience with
it!). Being patient. Being respectful and tolerant of others
(except Republicans). Giving and receiving touch and affection.
Solving problems—especially other people’s problems, which seem
much easier to solve than my own. Conversation, including but not
limited to political discussion and debate. Explaining things
clearly, including complicated things. Being analytical. Being
flexible when necessary. I’d like to think I’m a really good swing
dancer, but I’m not quite there yet.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My dazzling intellect, handsome visage, winning personality—and
self-deprecating sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite books (of those I read in the last year): Paul Krugman,
End This Depression Now; Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna; Michael
Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union; Joseph McCartin, Collision
Course; Alan Furst, Mission to Paris
Favorite movies: Sicko; Norma Rae; Annie Hall; The Graduate; To
Kill a Mockingbird; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; The Pianist;
Cinderella Man; Forrest Gump; Catch Me If You Can; Dr. Strangelove;
Casablanca; Schindler’s List; Inside Job; Midnight Cowboy; Network;
E.T.; Malcolm X; The King’s Speech; Invictus; Food, Inc.; Super
Size Me; An Inconvenient Truth
Favorite shows: Death of a Salesman; Cabaret; Three Penny Opera; I
Am a Man; Cat On a Hot Tin Roof; You’re A Good Man, Charley Brown;
The Full Monty
Favorite music: swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, hard bop, post-bop and
other great jazz (free jazz/ avant garde: not so much)
Favorite foods: great sushi, pastrami sandwich at Second Avenue
Deli, lobster at Beale’s in Bar Harbor, tapas at Jaleo
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good friends, good books, loving touches, long walks on the beach,
oxygen, and water/food—in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The same thing most people spend a lot of time thinking about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Swing dancing, listening to live jazz—or wishing that I was.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Cashews and good cheese are not safe in my presence.
You should message me if
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You are still reading this, after getting past the description of
my personal situation. Let’s meet for coffee, lunch, or a drink
after work soon—life is short!
Especially if you have a good sense of humor, a positive outlook,
and a warm, engaging personality. If you are also gorgeous, even
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