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My self-summary
"If a guy does not have a doll, who will holler on him?" -- Nathan Detroit.

Old school.

If I make a mess, I clean it up, figuratively and literally.

Wry bred, native NY mensch inside & out, with streetsmarts. Prefer genuine over "cool." Know how to build a fire. Skeptical by nature and training, but have no use for cynicism. I DO sometimes smile.

What I’m doing with my life
Taking the stairs.
Donating blood.
Showing up.
Biting my tongue.
I’m really good at
Marching to my own drummer since I was a wee laddie.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too few to list....OK, a tiny musical sample, in no particular order, except for Ludvig:

Beethoven! Patsy Cline, Dave Frishberg, Jobim, William Bolcom, Ellington, Basie, James Taylor, Satchmo, Bix & Bing, Merle Haggard, Moody Blues, Bird, Prez, Barber, Nat Cole, Van Morrison, Billie, Ella, Ben Webster, Clapton, Schubert, Ray Charles, Satie, Debussy, Peggy Lee, Elgar, Nancy Lamott, Mahler, Chopin, Sibelius, Bulgarian Woman's Chorus, Papa Bach, Puccini, Shostakovich, Kelly MacCay, Bartok, Bill Evans, Bill Charlap, Fats Waller, Sondheim, Bobby Darin, Django & Grappelli, Bernstein. Brahms. The American Songbook Royalty. And of course, Anthony Benedetto, with and long before Gaga. Film scores.

Beyond music: Avid book reader. history, biography, sociology & politics, and some fiction. Regular Met visitor: George Bellows. Single malt in the colder months, vodka in the summer. Wine with food. Architecture. NPR since Marconi. Mountains & forests, oceans & sand. Coffee. Baseball. Wilder, William Wyler, Sturges, Lubitsch, Fellini, Ford, Bergman, Bunuel, & Jacques Tati. B-Noir. Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Baudelaire, Melville. Leviathan. Fred & Ginger. Nick & Nora. W.C & Groucho. Musky Cabernets & Zinfandels. (Two-stroke) Saabs & stick-shifts. Autumn in New York! Oh yeah, The Big Bang in reruns.

The six things I could never do without
A good nail clipper. Seriously.
A stock of bookmarks. Seriously.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Crossing Delancey.
What's in it for me?
And whether I am getting enough fiber.

On a more serious note, the loss of the national treasure that was Gwen Ifill. And just when we needed her most.
You should message me if
Hineni. (With apologies to Patriarch Abraham and Leonard Cohen.)
You'd like appropriate male company at the ballet, for one example.
And you can actually take yes for an answer.