59San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I am a kind and gentle fellow with a bit of a rascally side as well. I enjoy being goofy with my girl, but I also approach life in a serious way. Both spirituality and humanistic values are important to me. I am also attuned to the sensuous side of life. Sunshine, friends and blood oranges: happiness! I like rivers and fishing, and taking the California backroads...with you.
What I’m doing with my life
I live in the present, and appreciate the moment, looking for the sublime in the quotidian events of the day. For income, I have a portfolio career: I work as a professional photographer, and as a civil servant. For recreation, I play soccer, cultivate my organic garden, bicycle and play tennis, and write and play music. My intellectual pursuits include reading the Economist and the Times, and independent study in history, demographics, and Italian society. I'm also active in peer mentoring.
I’m really good at
Lending an ear. Nurturing relationships. Going by foot. Planning and executing social events and journeys. Finding the irony in daily life and current happenings.
The first things people usually notice about me
No clue, really!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like history, primarily; some popular culture; biographies, Eastern philosophy; short stories by John Cheever, Steinbeck's East of Eden.
Film: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Amarcord. Papillon, Amelie, The Wages of Fear, Annie Hall, The Best of Youth, the Film Noir festival at the Castro; the Italian film festival at the Embarcadero.
Music: Dexy's Midnight Runners, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Style Council, the Ramones, the Doors, the Monkees, Serge Gainsbourg, Joao Gilberto, and Sibelius and Rimski-Korsakov.
Food: Middle Eastern; Thai; Indian; and at home, preparing Italian, barbecue on the porch, three-cheese omelets and fried plantains. Occasional guilty pleasure? Dark chocolate.
Six things I could never do without
1) Olive oil 2) My garden 3) Fire, it's essential - I'd hate to cook on electric 4) My bicycle, who shall remain nameless 5) I'm also quite fond of my car 6) My compadres down the street.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Depends on the season, really. Last summer I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about baseball, but last summer was an anomaly.
On a typical Friday night I am
playing music with my pals in the East Bay, or dinner and a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
... this will have to wait.
You should message me if
you would like to get to know me.
The two of us