50Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
"Never neglect the wonder of conscious existence, which too soon comes to an end.”
What I’m doing with my life
Being present in the moment.
I’m really good at
Spatchcocking poultry. Communicating clearly. Making mixtapes.

I doubt I was ever "really good" as a runner, but after a multi-year hiatus from being a serious runner, I'm trying to get back into it...currently doing about 25 miles a week, hopefully more as my aging legs get back into condition. I also do yoga as often as possible (although it tends to put my brain in a mellow haze where I can't focus on work afterward.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Hm, I've never thought to ask uncanny resemblance to a young(er) Gene Hackman?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Bookage: Pynchon, Borges, Penelope Fitzgerald, Nicholson Baker, Graham Greene, Edith Wharton, Jack Vance. Et Al. (Good ol' Al. He's always readable)

I don't know exactly what category to put it in, but I have a great love for works with a certain mix of erudition and silliness-- e.g., Stephen Fry, "Schickele Mix," and the songs of Tom Lehrer. (I realize that every woman on OKCupid takes herself and the world very, very seriously--but possibly there are a few goofballs out there to whom a bit of dorky humor in a man is actually a selling point. One never knows.)

Films: "The Holy Mountain," "Purple Rose Of Cairo," "Go," "Spirit Of The Beehive," "Heavy Metal," "Repo Man." More recently: "Obvious Child," "Cheap Thrills," "Inside Out," "Toni Erdmann."

Music, popular: "Automatic For The People," "More Adventurous," "The Milk-Eyed Mender," "I See A Darkness," "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart," "Welcome Interstate Managers."

Music, unpopular: Beethoven's late chamber music, Glenn Gould's "Well-Tempered Clavier," any jazz recorded before 1930. And Schubert's C-Major Quintet, which I think is one of the greatest (and most underappreciated) works in the classical canon.

TV: Like everybody else, "The Wire," The Sopranos," "The Office," and the first season of "True Detective." I also like some recent BBC comedies--"The Trip," the various Mitchell & Webb projects, and the improv-quiz show "QI." I'm also enjoying "Silicon Valley." (if you've read this far, that's probably no surprise.)

Food: I like to cook and my friends seem to enjoy eating what I make. Possibly they're just being polite.
Six things I could never do without
Red wine. Espresso. Reality-based political blogs (Matt Taibbi, Balloon Juice, LG&M, Charlie Pierce, etc.). Okapi hour with my pet okapi. My cozy and book-filled apartment. Clean socks with no holes in them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Give me back the Berlin Wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother--
It is murder.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing--
Nothing you can measure anymore."
On a typical Friday night I am
"Send lawyers, guns, and money--
Dad, get me out of this."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the top-selling rock albums of the 1990s has my "balls" on the cover.
You should message me if're a semi-serious runner who's up for a lap around Prospect Park. If you love to cook and want to explore some previously-untried recipes. If, career-wise, your need for creative freedom has sometimes trumped your desire for long-term stability. Or if you just want to get sushi. I'm *always* up for sushi.

Also, please have at least one *recent* full-length photo of yourself on your profile. (Yes, I realize this makes me seem like a superficial jerk. However, if you're not comfortable enough with your body to post a picture of it on a dating website, we probably wouldn't get along anyway.)
The two of us