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My self-summary
I'm 59 going on 18. I saw Peter Pan and believed it. My kids' friends actually think I'm cool. I have a son 22 (just graduated UT) and a daughter 20. I love them more than life itself. Both are extremely erudite and were blessed with good looks to boot. I was born in and lived in the NJ/NY metro area for 40 something years. I have been living in Austin, Texas for the past eleven years (was married to a Texan) and just love it. I've been playing guitar for 45 years and worked for lots of famous 50's and 60's R&B groups in my younger days. I still practice two hours a day as it is always a work in progress. I'm a huge fan of Clapton, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Sting, The Who (seen them 50 times) and composer arranger Ennio Morricone. I love all music except today's ridiculously syrupy, insipid and embarrassing pop country (???) music. Hank Williams and Johnny Cash please come back. Twenty-five years ago I got interested in collecting baseball cards and grew it into a nice business which I am still involved in occasionally on an as-needed basis.

Currently, I buy and sell rare vintage guitars which takes me all over the world (wanna join me?). I guess one could say I was born with the "travel gene". I really love Italy and visit a few times a year. I wouldn't mind living there part of the year if I could make it happen.

I know it doesn't appear like I am working hard but I do. Forever the entrepreneur, I love being in business for myself and really enjoy the art of the deal. There's nothing like a plan that works. If I become motivated and decide that I want to accomplish a goal, get out of the way as I cannot be stopped. I am 6'2", 215 and spend a lot of time in the gym and walking (usually 2-3 miles a day). I love golf and shoot in the high 70's when I am playing a lot but really haven't played more than 3-4 time a year for a number of years. I am extremely computer literate and am also very handy. I can fix anything (thank you, You Tube).

I am very generous and spoil those around me. "I may not have anything but you can always have half" (Chico Marx 1939). My friends always ask me for advice. Either I know a little bit about a lot of things or I'm just a good salesman (or both?). But I will always tell them the truth whether they want to hear it or not. I am a firm believer in karma. Be careful what you ask for in life. You just may get it. For me, the glass is always half full or even three quarters.

You are: Tall, thin, attractive, independent and have a great sense of humor. The more intelligent and worldly you are, the better. The brain can be the the sexiest part of a woman. Tempt me!
What I’m doing with my life
I guess you may say I have a pretty easy life. I'm spending more time than ever composing songs and practicing guitar. I love working but it doesn't get in the way of enjoying myself either. I'd love to have a great woman to share some of the great times I am having and will have in the future. I'm always learning and trying to improve myself. I also spend as much time with my two children as possible..They are a never ending source of joy but they are work and a labor of love.
I’m really good at
Being a dad. Taking care of my Schnauzer "Jack". He's a great dog and a great buddy. Playing the guitar. Fixing things. Growing anything. I have the "gardener gene" and love to watch things grow (especially my kids). I even have an indoor hydroponic garden (haha Texas sun, you and the aphids will not violate my cucumbers and tomatoes!) which keeps me busy during the cooler months. I love making sushi. I spent a couple of years on You Tube picking the brains of the better chefs. I am also known to make a mean cheesecake and will share the ultra secret recipe with you if we get to know each other well enough. I love spoiling those around me especially the women in my life. Being on time, dependable and keeping my word are some of my better traits.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile..confidence....willingness to help anyone without requiring them to do the same. Karma works..Try it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am always reading anything that can teach me new things . My favorite movies include The Good The Bad And The Ugly, The Godfather, The Green Mile, Once Upon a Time in America, Shawshank Redemption, Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Lost Horizon, any Sergio Leone, Quentin T or Coen Brothers films..I love good food and go out for dinner any chance I get. My favorite places include Nobu in NYC and Milan. Gusto in Rome. Wink, Sushi Zushi, Home Slice, SOCO Cafe and Eddie V's here in Austin. Ristorante Hostaria Da Franz, Antico Pignolo and Do Forni in Venice. Al Veluu on Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy). Peter Lugers, John's Pizza and Angelo in NY. Zuma, Gay Hussar and Gerrard's (yummy Peking duck) in London. Any of the amazing sushi restaurants in the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.
Six things I could never do without
1. My Kids
2. Music
3. Traveling
4. The Truth
5. My next great adventure
6. My next big deal
7. My uncanny ability to follow instructions.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
World affairs and how our country has fallen to lower lows..Sad. Songwriting and the bits and pieces of music that constantly float around inside my head. How to help my kids get from point A to point B in life. Meeting the right woman...
On a typical Friday night I am
Every night can be Friday night in my world...But I am usually at home, at a nice restaurant or out playing/listening to live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty open..Ask me anything and I will tell you personally.
You should message me if
You want to meet a nice guy that even if things didn't work out you would still want to call me a year later and say hi. Preferably you are tall, thin and especially, intelligent. I'd rather you be slightly high maintenance (when necessary) than not. Make me laugh and expose me to new experiences. Please don't message me if you lack the self confidence to have posted some clear profile pics of yourself (what's the point of being on here if you don't have pics?).
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