I believe in and try to live by the adage, say what you mean, mean what you say.
I am very much defined right now by being a single parent. In addition to my son I have now taken on my nephew. My son is 11 and he and I have been pretty much on our own since he was born, his mother passed away in early 2012. My nephew, well....I am not the best person to take care of him perhaps, but I am the best available person.
I currently have my own business that deals with a variety of IT and security infrastructure issues. I have worked picking berries in the fields, selling donuts, as an E.L.F. at Whittier College, pastry chef, counterintelligence agent, gym manager, college campus arborist, mechanics helper, welder, grew tomatoes and strawberries in a hothouse in high school, and a few other things.
My business gets me to many different places and I meet many people but they are usually one-off meetings, my work relationships are with people in California, Texas, or other out of state locations. No flirting around the water cooler for me.
I am a loyalist, had a mac since 1987, even through the lean years, I had a Duo and a Centris. Still have a Newton. At the same time I find dogmatic followers of anything at least slightly objectionable. Opinions are opinions and facts are facts, please keep the two separate and distinct.
I like the out of doors and used to live in the country. I find apartment living a bit constraining. I like open windows, open curtains, friendly smiles, not too much of that where I live now. The convenience of not having a road to plow myself makes the winter a bit sweeter, if there was snow that is. I look forward to moving back to the country and would like to find someone who is also looking at that lifestyle. I would like to build a home myself, straw bale or some other friendlier, less current methods.
No pets now, but I like animals and they like me. I think I would like to have goats and chickens and such again. I miss a dog and cat.
I like to garden, vegetables and flowers, gotta have a greenhouse again someday.
I have a moderately well kept house, you would not be afraid to use my bathroom or eat from my kitchen.
Being a dad.
Thinking bout stuff. (lots of drivetime for work)
Sorting through the past and tossing things out after savoring them one last time.
Looking to the future.
Movies and shows:
What Dreams May Come, Wild Target with Bill Nighy, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Wire in the Blood, Ca$h (Jean Reno is always a favorite), Shiner, War Games, Doc Martin, Code 46, House of Cards (British version which led me to the American version), Girl, Interrupted, Inseparable (A Chinese movie with Kevin Spacy), The Card with a young Alec Guiness who happens to star in perhaps my favorite comedy Barnacle Bill, Wallander, I enjoyed both the Swedish and British versions, Firefly, Keeping Up Appearances, Waiting For God, Enterprise, The West Wing, X-Files, Doctor Who (Tom Baker anyone?), Torchwood, Charade, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Den Demokratiske Terroristen, The Third Man,
Actresses and Actors:
Anyone in the above listings and Johnny Depp, Nina Zanjani, Grace Jones (musician also), Willem Dafoe, Mary-Louise Parker, Val Kilmer, Ally Sheedy, Tommy Lee Jones, Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Michael Caine, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kenneth Branagh, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg, Noël Coward, Helena Bonham Carter, Orsen Wells, Jackie Chan
So many, for now let it be that I like things across not for being in a genre, or by someone in particular, but because they somehow speak to a part of me.
The written word:
Robert Heinlein, Upton Sinclair, Poul Anderson, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis(Screwtape Letters and Ransom Trilogy more than Narnia), Dylan Thomas, Larry Niven, H.G. Wells, O. Henry, Sinclair Lewis, Arthur Conan Doyle, Andre Norton, George Allan England, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Thoreau, Emerson, Tennyson, Keats, John, O'Keefe (Wild Oats is a favorite play), Ben Bova. Two specific book "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" ans Snow Crash.
How people can think that science that ignores data and changes the modelling it uses to obtain results that backs the researcher's hypotheses is good science.
You are not an axe murderer.