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My self-summary
Currently looking to make new friends.

My interests tend to be wide ranging... philosophy, classical civilizations, politics ,sundry forms of info-tainment; You know the stuff books, games, film, video, ect. ;)

Personality type: INTJ

Philosophically I am rather fond of the Stoics,

I prefer hard science and tight logic. (ouch) history at its best is accurate and barring that edifying! Politics is best when practical and tasked with doing battle with "anarchy" and "megalomania" where ever they might arise! (This might be a bit more melodramatic than required! )

Personally I am less than the sum of my ambitions and more than the sum of my drives, but, otherwise I'm good for extended conversations from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Always looking for new friends with a wicked sense of humor and independent intellectual streaks. Discussions, Dinners and Diversions of various kinds make our limited times on earth all worth while.

I am philosophical, a Stoic, and dilettante
What I’m doing with my life
Just trying not be to an complete asshole. :) Mostly.
I’m really good at
Conversation and disputation with a wink and smile. Also very good at enjoying and maximizing free time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a fairly tall person at 2 meters...also currently in my portly phase! :P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle; Warrior Politics by Robert Kaplan; Civilization and its Enemies by Lee Harris; A New Stoicism by Lawrence Becker; All of "The Culture" novels by Iain Banks; the Sherlock Holmes short stories by Conan Doyle; The Dune series by Frank Herbert; ect.

Movies: The Man Who Came to Dinner with Monty Wooley; The Ruling Class with Peter O'Toole; Being There with Peter Sellers; Fight Club with Brad Pitt; The Sign of the Rose with Sean Connery; I ♥ Huckabees with Kevin Dunn. ****I prefer quirky movies with excellent dialogue and characters; although I also love well done sci-fi and action adventure***

Star Trek in all of its forms and that clever man in the Tardis!

Music: Currently really into the era of the 78 LP....1917-1953. There is a great internet radio stations Radio Nostalgia that is catering to this need. This and my interest in Electronica, have me listening to a lot Electronic Swing. I also enjoy stuff like Metric, Radiohead, Paul Van Dyke, R.E.M, Placebo, BauHaus, Crash Test Dummies, Brandtson, Spookyland etc.

Food: I have weakness for pastries; There are only three items I do not like and they all begin with L...Liver, Lamb and Lima Bean.

I enjoy games but have settled on classic board games like Go and Chess.
Six things I could never do without
Only two
1) my Equanimity.
2) L
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to integrate the best of the past with an optimistic view of the future. Which is no easy task given the voluntary amnesia we human beings willingly inflict upon ourselves generation after generation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Attempting to create/find/discover a 21st Century version, of something like, the Bloomsbury Group which embodies the intellectual, social and aesthetic template, with a more diverse political outlook.

In reality entertaining old and new friends with dinner, drinks, games and movies. If you can carry on a conversation and are not to sensitive about a true diversity of opinion....then your invited. ;)
You should message me if

If you are simply looking to make friends or even a recurring aquaintance. I am of the opinion we all needlessly close ourself off from cultivating a wide and diverse range of friends. Diversity is the spice of life and it can be found in unexpected places and people. How open minded are you really?????
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