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My self-summary
Who am I? I am a writer, I am a thinker.

What do I do? I dream, I sleep. I eat.

I am honest, often to a fault, and have a Henry Fondaesque movie character sense of honor. I can be an idealist, but that can cause as many problems as it solves. I can be a pragmatist and that doesn't get me forward as quickly as I want. I don't shy away from being complicated, but most of the time I can't find the complication in myself, and that can be a disappointment.

I like ideas. I don't dwell on form or the means of delivery. Intent, class, and dignity matter a million times more than my image.

I am an urbanist living in the Downtown area of Cincinnati and plan on growing old in the city, so if you are a fearful suburbanite, I think you may not like me.

Trust is important to me. I seek a woman I can trust. She is smart, honest, beautiful (especially if she doesn't think she is), open to new things, full of energy, curious, passionate, and kind.

I am smartish, cryptically witty, and sometimes wise
What I’m doing with my life
I have moved into the world of prose, but ever so slowly. Constructing characters is the stage my story is in, so the actual writing is in a slog. Previously I finished a draft of my second play, not sure what to make of it. I like the ideas it explores, but I don't know if I can make it work other than as a written piece. Is it worth writing a play just for print? We shall see.

Periodically writing a blog that lots of people used to read, but is loathed by many.

I went to a Guided By Voice concert several years ago and was blown away. I wasn't that into the storied band, but I am now. I was disappointed with their show at Bunbury a couple years back, however, but festival shows are rarely amazing sets.

The rest of the time I work making Pension Plan Members safe from the retirement plan gremlins. Crunching lots and lots of data.
I’m really good at
I am good at finding a third answer to yes/no questions.

I am also very good at being cynical, without being too obvious about it. Except for...just then.
The first things people usually notice about me
He's shy (I'm not really that shy, once you get to know me.) He's Reserved. He's aloof. He's got pretty eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorites include:

Music: The Clash, The White Stripes, The Who, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, The Grateful Dead, The Seedy Seeds, Buffalo Killers, Wussy

Movies: Casablanca, Lost in Translation, Pulp Fiction, The Third Man, The Searchers, Philadelphia Story, Mister Roberts, The Quiet Man, The King's Speech

Books/Literature: Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, Cat's Cradle, Alternate Hisotry Novels
Six things I could never do without
In no order:
1. Music
2. A means to communicate with the rest of society
3. Friends and Family
4. The occasional beer
5. Coffee
6. Pen and Paper (yes redundant with #2, but I don't care.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My writing, my friends, what the hell I am trying to do with my life and figuring out how to do it.

At other times I am thinking about world peace. Thankfully, those times are fictional and have little resemblance to reality.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out seeing a local band or play.

Drinking a beer or coffee or both.

I tend to hang out in OTR, Downtown, or Northside.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not much to speak about. I'm intense on one level, very laid back on other levels. My inner self resembles something akin to an onion. So, I suppose that means the more layers you peal off, the more I'll make you cry. That gets me far!
You should message me if
If you like ideas and enjoy discussing them. If you like to experience the rich arts and culture of Cincinnati. Or if you would just like to meet for coffee. I am also the type of guy who is not put off by a woman who actually makes contact with me, so don't hold back.
The two of us