I have worked hard at personal growth, still am doing so. Being present is my only remaining ambition, but being in a caring relationship would be wonderful.
I was a lawyer for many years, a stay-at-home parent for my two daughters for many years, then a lawyer again for a few years.
Feminism and gay rights = essential - two of my kids are gay, as is my oldest friend; accepting them and other gay people is a must. Two of my children are women; they have taught me a lot.
I have traveled a lot and lived in a large number of places, including Thailand rather briefly. You John Prine fans out there will appreciate that I have actually lived in Muehlenberg County and know where Paradise lays!
I was at Woodstock, but mine is a sad, sad story of opportunity lost!
On politicalcompass.org I am in the unusual anarcho-socialist quadrant, along with Gandhi, my longtime hero Nelson Mandela and my lifelong hero Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Bernie Sanders lefty.
My life has been complicated and has not linearly progressed to "living life to the fullest." In the words of Tyler Durden in Fight Club, "You don't know where I've been."
Telling stories - I love to write and tell them, and almost all of my stories are true! I will share them if you ask.
"As a Bokononist, I would happily go anywhere anyone suggested." [from Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]
I was very good at taking care of and nursing my then-wife when she had inflammatory breast cancer.
Oh, wait, it's probably that I am that rare man on OKCupid who does NOT leap quickly and effortlessly from jeans to tux and back again, whilst living life to the fullest (and taking yoga ... and kayaking ... and taking long walks on the beach)!
Movies: My Life As a Dog, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fight Club, Meet Joe Black, Raggedy Man, Age of Consent (Helen Mirren's first film - with James Mason). Thelma and Louise, Rain (1932, Joan Crawford).
Old rock 'n roll, Delta blues
Pasta, ice cream, lattes, scallops, shrimp, Key Lime Pie
Query - are Brahms, Beethoven and Bach "world music" or do we only apply that label to 3rd "world" cultures?
Query - is sushi "ethnic food" or do we only apply that label ....?
Oh, what the heck; I'll play -
I have never kayaked, as everyone else apparently has, although I have canoed amongst smallish gators in the Everglades - eek! But then, I had a little alligator when I was 11; and I have studied them and have seen lots of them since ... and love them, as some people love and admire eagles, elephants, lions and polar bears.
I have had two actual OKCupid nightmares that woke me from a deep sleep: 1. all of the women on OKC who say they are "smart as a whip" appeared together in my dream and had ACTUAL WHIPS inside the little black dresses that everyone loves, and (2) ... oh, I can't tell this one - it was too terrifying!