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.
SIX THINGS I HAPPILY AVOID ! :
Tattoos ; being late ; texting or telephoning at dinner ; credit card interest ; Saturday, Sunday or Monday night football and .... viagra.
My Interest Bank includes :
World travel, museums, viniculture, tennis, ' Madmen ', chess (mid-level), skiing, cycling, history, carpentry/plumbing , a lot of reading and cooking 101.
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
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 : Lincoln, The Artist, Argo, Dreamgirls , Midnite in Paris , Blue Jasmine ( priceless ).
Music : Jazz, Dylan, Motown , Tom Petty, BB King, most of KCSM, Greg Porter
Musee D'Orsay and The Met
Future international travel
Books ( that are bound )
My child's future
A sea of Chinese goods
" Trying to get to heaven before they close the door " --Dylan
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 !