65 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I enjoy socializing, but am not a party animal. Been told I have a pretty good sense of humor. Writing this is one of the most awkward things I've ever done. I enjoy walking, reading, cooking, drawing, small stakes poker and watching movies. I am a widower and single father with a 23 year old son that is the major source of happiness and frustration in my life. I try to be honest without being tactless or cruel.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to slow down and enjoy life, don't feel the need to wolf it down. Make each day count.
I’m really good at
Conversation, drawing, cooking, listening, going to yard sales, useless trivia.
The first things people usually notice about me
In the Winter, I wear a hat outdoors. Other than that, you tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Anything by Annie Proulx, John LeCarré, Anthony Burgess, Lee Child, John Grisham, and Raymond Chandler. Vanity Fair, Moby Dick, The Liar's Club, The Disney Version, Blood Meridian, A Biographical History of Film.

MOVIES: Amelie, The Big Clock, Blade Runner, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Get Carter (1971), Gladiator, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Grand Hotel (1932), Gunga Din, His Girl Friday, Jennifer's Body, Joe vs. The Volcano, Mean Streets, Moonrise Kingdom, Only Angels Have Wings, O Brother Where Art Thou, Pinocchio (1940), Serenity, Stagecoach, The Terminal.

MUSIC: She & Him, Beck, Doo Wop, Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt, Lhasa, Hank Williams, The Beatles, early Rolling Stones, Thelonious Monk, Portishead, Otis Redding, Charlie Patton.

FOOD: Pears, lasagna, pinchos in San Sebastién, cassoulet, sushi, ice cream, steak, chili, Morbier cheese.
The six things I could never do without
My Son
Books + Music
My Family + Friends
As for art, just open your eyes, it's everywhere.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything from the ridiculous to the sublime. My son, the future, the past, word and phrase origins, movies, what was the name of the Bronx street I played stick ball on? Why did that bald guy give me that look? Why didn't I hitch hike to Monterey that summer?
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home or at a very dear friend's, having dinner and watching a DVD. I can always be talked into other activities. But no bunjee jumping, bull riding or cage fighting, please.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not here, not now; but nothing bizarre or freak show.
You should message me if
I seem interesting to you, and we might seem compatible. If you live more than 10 miles outside Manhattan, please don't message me. I also don't respond to women who don't have a photo on their profile page. No smokers, please. Am I a nit picker? When it comes to finding a life partner, or a new friend, you bet I am.