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
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 am also very good at being cynical, without being too obvious about it. Except for...just then.
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
2. A means to communicate with the rest of society
3. Friends and Family
4. The occasional beer
6. Pen and Paper (yes redundant with #2, but I don't care.)
At other times I am thinking about world peace. Thankfully, those times are fictional and have little resemblance to reality.
Drinking a beer or coffee or both.
I tend to hang out in OTR, Downtown, or Northside.