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My self-summary
I'm an adventurous professional working in a job I love, in a career I love, and living in a city I love. I'm in search of a woman who is energetic, emotionally available, intelligent, attractive, fit, with a little edge, enjoys the outdoors and is likewise savvy to maintaining a healthy work/life balance. She should also enjoy thoughtful surprises.

Let me tell you a little about me - glad you asked. : ) I enjoy travel, the beach, Martha's Vineyard, mountains, movies, the theater, reading, mindfulness, dining out as well as enhancing my culinary skills, conversation, storytelling, reading (mainly non-fiction but open to suggestions), hiking, running, biking, sailing/boating, current events, outwitting Trump, live music, volunteering, discovering cities and small towns, being part of my community. Let's explore!

Professionally, I get to explore world issues, work on challenging policy concerns, nudge progress forward and experience the joys and challenges of running and managing governments. At the same time, I have fun on a daily basis! : ) I enjoy the daily, evolving intellectual stimulation, as well as the interesting, dynamic, hilarious and bold situations I've found myself in. Think courtrooms, board rooms, seminar rooms, newsrooms and security barricades. And, most importantly, I am happy to leave the office behind in time to meet you for a relaxing dinner.

Friends would tell you that I'm grounded, thoughtful, fun, worldly, sane, professionally secure, a loyal friend, a good conversationalist, a great dad to my teen-aged son, and possess a healthy sense of humor, with a penchant for the wry and an occasional low-brow movie every so often. Friends don't know every detail about me, though - maybe you can make an attempt! If you're a woman who is likewise spirited and who also enjoys life, let's chat.
What I’m doing with my life
I am enjoying a balanced life with a job that allows me time to prioritize the important things in life. I'm taking advantage of spare time by developing new friendships, learning new things, participating in group activities through Meetup and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Last summer, I started taking rowing lessons on the Charles River - love it; this year, I learned stand-up paddle-boarding, and simultaneously experienced my first swim in the Charles River! I enjoy living with a spirit of exploring outside my comfort zone, and it keeps life fresh!
I’m really good at
learning from others, celebrating the past and what it has taught me, looking forward to new challenges and adventures, believing life is a forward motion.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my deep blue eyes, my upbeat demeanor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Alternative, Rock, Springsteen, Billy Bragg, U2, Dawes, Jack White, Steve Earle, Mumford and Son, Madeleine Peyroux, Ramones, Replacements, Brandi Carlile, Dawes, progressive country, blues, folk...Buddy Guy, Billie Holiday, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald...WMVY, WXRT, The River...Pandora, Shazam, I Heart Radio for exposure to new stuff...NPR...I don't prioritize television all that much, but I've enjoyed home improvement shows, design shows, comedy..Modern Family, House of Cards, of course, Arrested Development, Property Brothers, news shows, The Office, Seinfeld..indie films, action, comedy, and drama films, and offbeat movies with unpredictable endings.. books that take me away, or make me laugh and/or think....Devil in the White City, To Kill a Mockingbird, Boys in the Boat, Unbroken, Bel Canto, Prince of the City, The New Jim Crow,Time and Again, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, The Great Gatsby...As for food, I seek out fresh, new, foodie types of places - lots of new restaurants in town - let's go explore!
Six things I could never do without
* Intellectual curiosity
* Exploring new places
* My son
* Volunteering
* That slow-motion when our eyes meet
* My zest for life!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The good in others, appreciating the small things in life and meeting you.
On a typical Friday night I am
Winding down from a spirited week, and planning and/or starting weekend activities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My publisher has an exclusive for these details. ;)
You should message me if
You are searching for a guy who is fun, adventurous, energetic, intellectually curious, warm, thoughtful, spirited. Also, if you think we have something in common and/or have a question you'd like to ask me. We might just hit it off!
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