I am independent, compassionate, intelligent, friendly, somewhat outgoing, quite personable, and have a very active sense of humor. For a guy my age (49) I'm in reasonably good health and in pretty decent shape as I exercise most every day. Biking is my main form of exercise for body, mind, and soul. Music is also extremely important to me (both playing and listening). As an example, when I have a headache playing guitar and singing always makes me feel better. I'm in a couple of rock bands in Madison and am a brewer (more on that in the next section). I read voraciously on the Internet and and am a sports fan, as well as being quite interested in politics and history.
To say that I'm politically progressive is probably an understatement. Basically, I think that our two party political system is a shitstem and a fraud. Then again, that isn't really all that radical an opinion, is it? Also, I like to think that I'm doing a pretty good job of not contributing too much to the destruction of our planet.
My usual form of cultural activity is going out to see live music. I'm a fan of the summer music festivals in Madison and am a member/fan of the local music scene. I also like to watch movies and check out a local theatrical production. Also, I'm a member of the local craft beer scene (again, more below).
And, despite what the staff robot might think, I am capable of being quite romantic, damnit!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a professional brewer and co-owner of a small brewpub in the Madison area that opened in April '15. As one of my closest friends put it: "You have a talent and a passion: go for it!" Starting this new small business is a huge endeavor that is my career/life's calling.
Starting a small business is a helluva lot of work indeed but is also quite rewarding. "Living the dream" has become quite a cliché so I avoid using it but do admit that it applies, much of the time. Meanwhile I do have space in my new life to meet someone new, and am eager to do so.
Music and brewing are my principal creative pursuits. I'm a songwriter/guitarist and lemmy tell you, designing a great beer that turns out really well is a hell of a creative endeavor (IMHO).
I’m really good at
Riding my bike, talking, writing, listening, playing guitar (well,
probably not REALLY good), analogizing, mixing metaphors, driving,
The first things people usually notice about me
My radio voice and that I look young for my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong; Save Me, Julie Kogon by Allen
Ruff; The Bomb by Howard Zinn; Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared
Diamond; Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (actually, anything by
Kurt); Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (yeah, I'm a sci fi
Movies: American Movie, Being John Malkovich, The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo (Swedish original, of course), Das Boot, Life of
Brian, Eight Men Out, In the Loop, and I could go on.
Music: I'm a rocker principally (punk, low fi, garage, psychedelic)
but also like many other styles of music (classical, jazz, reggae,
blues, folk, bluegrass, country, "world")
Food: contemporary American, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Indian,
Nepalese, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Peruvian, Cuban. I enjoy
TV: Firefly (I have the "complete" series on DVD), Star Trek, The
Office, South Park, Nature, The Young Ones, Monty Python.
The six things I could never do without
Water, food, air, music, my bike, friendship.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually working, once in awhile I get out to socialize.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have two cats (and one of them has three legs).
You should message me if
you want to. I'm definitely of the school of thought that meeting
is much preferable to e-messaging so if we like each other's
profiles why not meet and see if we like each other? And, maybe
just even, that oft-elusive chemistry will occur.
I'm looking for the next love of my life. Been there, done that,
want to do it again. Ultimately I'm on OKC for LTR.