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My self-summary
Born in America, I consider myself one, very lucky man. As a grandson of humble immigrants and keen observer of other places, I have inherited the American dream.
My career as a small business owner - now over - gave me success and an appreciation for this country of opportunity.
My days start with a positive outlook and 50 sit-ups.
Raising a wonderful, healthy child , now an adult, is my greatest accomplishment. My asset portfolio is fraught with great friends and experience -- more valuable than equities. In relationships I strive to engage and be open--- rather than emotionally defensive.

Tattoos ; being late ; texting or telephoning at dinner ; credit card interest ; Saturday, Sunday or Monday night football and .... viagra.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a pro-photographer ( part-time ) with plenty of extra time to pursue my interests and fire some of cupid's arrows. I like learning and just finished a course on the Louvre.

My Interest Bank includes :
World travel, museums, viniculture, tennis, ' Madmen ', chess (mid-level), skiing, cycling, history, carpentry/plumbing , a lot of reading, archery and cooking 101.
I’m really good at
Europe, through the back door.
Finding places with maps...... not Garmin
Engaging people : hearing their stories and different beliefs.
Photography ; handiwork requiring lots of patience.
Stopping at cafes and talking to friends or being alone and enjoying the sweetness of the air and solitude ; bicycle grease on my calf..etc.
Dressing myself : At Nordstroms, Kohls, Armani or vintage.
Creating an art collection
The first things people usually notice about me
I look them straight in the eye.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books : re. WW II, American History, Euro-history, Art and Photo .
Well crafted fiction, crime - noir ; especially Ray Chandler.

Authors : Rick Steves, Alan Furst, Hemingway and Steven Millhausen.

Film : Italian cinema : '50 to '80 ; French films ; Spielberg and Woody Allen. Of late : Cafe' Society, Sully and Allied.
Music : Jazz, Dylan, Motown , Tom Petty, BB King, most of KCSM, Greg Porter
Six things I could never do without
Generous spirit
Sports participation
Musee D'Orsay and The Met
Future international travel
Grooming !
Books ( that are bound )
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lovely women
Jeopardy !
My child's future
A sea of Chinese goods
America's future
" Trying to get to heaven before they close the door " --Dylan
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing or listening to a Jazz performance / dining with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would rather live in Paris !
You should message me if
You're politically moderate ( I'm a recovering liberal )
You enjoy physical activity --especially bike or tennis
You believe Woody Allen or Curb Your Enthusiasm are funny
You have an adventurous spirit ( elect Viet Nam over Carnival cruise )
You have dancing shoes, at the ready !
The two of us