Likes include reading, writing, a good swim or workout, hanging with my three godchildren, cinema, spending time with friends, eating out, sleeping in, meditating, walks, dancing to a good Salsa band, playing music, and international travel. I went to Rome two Septembers ago and Rio (again) February. Spain is also on my 2017 itinerary.
I'm seeking someone who's intelligent, kind, and very warm, with humor, vibrancy, a supportive nature, an interest in the arts -- especially music -- and an affinity for psychological/spiritual growth.
I'm in good shape, go to the gym regularly, swim, and enjoy an occasional hike or getaway to the coast. That said, I don't head for the hills or the trails every weekend. I usually prefer a concert, movie, picnic, restaurant with friends, or playing music (with friends or at a gig). Or some combination of all the above.
I love poetry—immediate gratification, mind candy, and soul food rolled into one. Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Yeats, Rumi, Sharon Olds, Antonio Machado, and many more. I like fiction too but haven’t gravitated to it lately. Looking forward to reading Keith Richards’ autobiography and Brian Greene’s latest book. Cosmology is the bomb. No, that's not the title, but it's a good idea for one.
My taste in movies is all over the place. Some faves are Fargo, Inglorious Basterds, Beasts of the Southern Wild, A Theory of Everything, American Hustle, and all of the Alien movies. Loved the Amy Winehouse documentary -- such an amazing talent, and such a sad outcome.
TV: Yup, I own one and watch the good stuff. Boardwalk Empire, The Daily Show (I miss Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report!), The Wire, Mad Men, Deadwood, Justified, Game of Thrones. Louie, True Detective. All of which have finished their runs. Damn. I'm intrigued by WestWorld. I think Evan Rachel Wood and Thandi Newton are astonishingly good. So is that newcomer, Anthony Hopkins or something?
I listen to NPR a lot. BBC news, too.
Food-wise, I’m an omnivore, skewing (or skewering?) toward the healthy end of the spectrum. I like sampling new restaurants, and enjoy about the same range of cuisines as most people, though very spicy-hot isn't for me.