26 Providence, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a warm, caring, intelligent man with a good sense of humor and a geeky bent. I own my own business and have a lot of drive and ambition. I enjoy life, and I'm looking forward to finding someone special to share it with.

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What I’m doing with my life
I'm a professional chess instructor specializing in teaching children ages 7-14, proudly carrying on the family chess legacy to a new generation. I love what I do, and the fact that I work for myself makes it even better! I love going to work, seeing my students is often the best part of my day.

In my spare time I'm reading my ever-expanding library, dabbling with my own creative projects and hanging with my friends. In my circle the art of the conversation is not lost, and I'm thankful for that every day.

I'm also learning how to cook something more substantial than mac and cheese and finally getting back into an exercise regimen. Overall my life has really been coming together and I'm looking forward to the next step!
I’m really good at
I have a passion for creative ideas, careful thought, and infecting others with my contagious enthusiasm. This has expressed itself in any number of ways, from writing about the future of nanotechnology to my current side-project of a zombie novel anthology based around creative recycling. I'm always wrestling with ideas, trying to see how far I can push my mental envelope. It's great fun, and makes for some pretty hilarious stories.
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my genuine enthusiasm about meeting them. I'm an extrovert who loves people and would strike up a conversation with a lamppost! I literally built my business around my ability to make friends everywhere I go. I'm still a homebody when you get down to it, but once I'm out in public, I'm chatting with everybody!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Let's see, where to begin.

I'm more than a little obsessed with books and my library is filled with mostly sci-fi/fantasy and history, although I own all kinds of literature. My favorite authors include Jim Butcher, David Weber, David Eddings, Brian Jacques and David Gemmell.

I love music, and according to Spotify I spent over 53,000 minutes streaming their service last year. Most of my favorite tunes are from the punk and pop genres, but there are plenty of exceptions. My latest obsession has been the albums to the musicals Daddy Long Legs and Hamilton, but it'll probably change again next week. I listen to a LOT of music!

My favorite movies of all time (in no particular order) are:
1. Holiday (Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn)
2. The Lion in Winter (Patrick Stewart/Glenn Close)
3. The Man Who Came To Dinner (Nathan Lane)
4. The Man From Earth (David Lee Smith).

A Dog's Breakfast (David Hewlett), Fitzwilly (Dick Van Dyke) and Suburban Knights (Nostalgia Critic/Doug Walker) are all close runners up!

I watch a little Netflix here and there, but it's not what you'd cal a burning passion.

I also love theater and attend performances whenever I can. My hope is that I'll find someone to share my theatrical addiction with!
The six things I could never do without
1. My mind
2. My friends
3. My job
4. My library and music collection
5. Hope.
6. You'll have to message me to find out!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Chess, obviously. Beyond that: immortality, nanotech, creativity, where I put my keys, it really changes day to day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a movie, reading a book, chatting with friends, out to dinner, playing a computer game, listening to music, playing board games (including chess).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I liked Spider-Man 3. I thought "evil dancing Peter Parker" was hilarious, and I don't regret seeing that movie four times at all.

Seriously, though, I think the most private thing I am willing to admit is that I am, in the words of David Gemmell, "a romantic by inclination, a cynic by experience." I believe in love, truth, honesty, loyalty and joy. However, I've learned to be practical, too, because life does not always share my values.
You should message me if
Well, if you think we might hit it off, of course!