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My self-summary
I'll just get this out up front, I'm pretty much of a broken toy these days. Don't worry, I'm used to watching the backs of people as they run screaming from the room. Read on at your own peril...

Left leaning 70s throwback looking for other like-minded would-be hippies. Yes, in Dallas. I am soooo screwed...No, really, just looking for friends & conversation. Nothing elaborate. No pressure. Meeting is good. Dates are okay, too. I do actually exist on the physical plane.

Feeling a bit out of my depth here so pardon me while I meander through my so-called self-summary.

Feel free to ask me anything you want to know.

I'm a decent guy.

I don't own a Harley. Sorry.

I have a car and it's not on fire. Well, wasn't last time I looked anyway. Not a bad looking little thing. Not flashy, but it's sound and stays relatively clean.

No tats on me. Nothing against them-some are quite beautiful. I just never met one I liked well enough to bring home on me. Although I recently reconsidered after hearing Torn In Two by Ray Wylie Hubbard, but the mood passed.
What I’m doing with my life
Aside from the existential ennui one endures contemplating the meaning of life and one's place in it, I defend children who have been accused of crimes in court. I do it without apology and without reservation. I'm a firm believer in the 4th, 5th, 6th & 14th Amendments....among others. I believe in the presumption of innocence and the notion it is better to let the guilty go free than to convict the innocent. I used to do this as a government employee, now I do it as a sole practioner.

In addition, I have three daughters two of whom are grown and married. The youngest one is a teenager and lives with her mother. She's at that age where she stays pretty busy so weekends at dad's are pretty sporadic.

Apparently, a chunk of it has been spent answering questions. I've answered a ton of them so far. Hope I get an A. Think I'll take a break from the questions for a bit.
I’m really good at
my job and a number of other things, but articulating them seems to elude me just now. I think I'm a fair amateur photogragrapher and a fair lyricist when the muse is present. I could use a writing partner for the music. I'm not shitting you. So if you write music or know someone... I make a mean cup of coffee. I think I've done really well with my kids but the jury is still out on that one.

Pretty good at telling jokes when I can remember them. But it can suck when I forget them halfway through.

Apparently, I'm not good at this whole online thing. Let's face it, I pretty much stink at it. Maybe "suck" is a better word. Certainly not very good at keeping a conversation going on here. I think I'm boring a few of y'all. I do better face to face.

I suspect I think I'm funnier than all y'all do. It always sounds pretty good in my head.
The first things people usually notice about me
Once, I thought it was my eyes. Now, it's when my jacket collar is turned up funny. The nicer people will tell me. No one tells me when my fly is down. People can be so cruel.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Folk, Celtic, 60s-80s rock, alternative, singer/songwriter, & Texas music. Generally, not too keen on rap. Too many to name, really.

A few tunes I'm found of:

This a very old favorite that still moves me:
Warren Zevon - Accidently Like A Martyr

Somebody That I Used To Know as done by Walk Off the Earth.

Dawes - If I Wanted Someone
Million Dollar Bill

Just lately it's been a lot of Townes Van Zandt and Kasey Chambers.

Barricades and Brickwalls

Waitin' Around To Die

Rake by Townes Van Zandt

Ray LaMontange - Jolene

Hayes Carll - Rivertown

The band Daughter - Youth

From the upcoming CD by The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away

The Lumineers - Stubborn Love

Lucinda Williams - Unsuffer Me

Portales <---Beautiful song

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - Everything Is Free

Hayes Carll - It's a Shame

Robyn Ludwick - Virginia

Chris Knight covering Robert Earl Keen: Undone

Enjoy!!!! If you want the html code for adding links into your profile, I'll send it on request. And, no, I'm not getting a kickback for sharing my favorite music. Think of it more of a symbolic diary of sorts.

Television: Dexter, Eureka, Covert Affairs, Warehouse 13, Castle, CSI, Wallander, New Tricks, Waking the Dead, Psych, Weeds, Fawlty Towers

Stand Up Comedians: Lewis Black, Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock...oh, god, and Stephen Lynch.

Movies: Loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, Hitchcock, The Thin Man series, Bogie, Peckinpah, Tarantino, period films, indie, foreign...

Favorite poem: Marriage by Gregory Corso

Favorite quotes...

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall in to an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks

He that sleeps wi' dogs maun rise wi' fleas. - Scottish proverb

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Leavin' never hurts as much as bein' left behind...
-Robert Earl Keen

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby, can you hear me now?
The chains are locked and tied across the door
Baby, sing with me somehow
-Neil Young

When I leave CSI, there won't be any cake in the break room. I'll just be gone.
-Gil Grissom

From the first episode of the HBO series Bored to Death:
George: You’re like me, Jonathan. We enthrall and then we disappoint. It used to take me several years, now it’s a couple of weeks. If I’m with a woman longer than that, then there’s something wrong with her.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception
-Leonard Cohen

Never sell past the close.

I can sense some of you pulling away from me. And all I can tell you is that I came a long way just to share a dream with you.
-Lewis Black

Our switchboards are now open for your comments and questions...

Food: Indian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, hot dogs, pot roast, pork chops, cat nose soup, salads, fish, fresh veggies...Whoa, get those lima beans away from me!
The six things I could never do without
1. Pencil & paper (this counts as two?)
2. Laptop
3. Music
4. Sorta like my kids...a little. Maybe. Don't tell them, though.
Still thinking...
5. Oh, COFFEE!! :::off to get another cup:::
6. IPhone with that nifty Hipstamatic app. Okay, I could live without the app, but it's a lot of fun.
7. A keeper to punch me in the throat when it's time for me to s.t.f.u. I should really move that to 1.
8. A well worn pair of boots. And jeans.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Work, the future, entropic doom, corporate imperialism, civil liberties, my kids, & stuff that cracks me up. My cat snoring. Hahahahaha... I kill me.

I think a lot about song lyrics and why I can't remember to write down the ones that come to me in the shower. I need some of those bath crayons you get for little kids.

How many folks on here have REALLY strong feelings about cats. What's up with that?

What the difference is between "mostly monogamous" and "non-monogamous" and whether the use of "strictly" isn't a little redundant. Maybe it's just me that finds this confusing, but an awful lot of people seem to blow off answering this at all.

How badly this profile needs some major editing.

What IS the deal with the rash of bot profiles on Quickmatch that all invite me to some unspecified sex site? Next time I'm ratting them out to the admins.
On a typical Friday night I am
Nothing to see here tonight, folks. Let's move along. I'll give you a hint. It looks a lot like my typical Saturday night. Maybe listing to some local music. I have my favorites.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Okay, here's one. I have a dead people on my Facebook friends list, but can't bring myself to unfriend them. Seems kinda cruel to do that just because, well, you know...

That Quickmatch thing on the mobile app? I swipe those things like I'm on Tinder.
You should message me if
...your morbid curiosity gets the best of you.

:::taptaptap::: Testing. One... Two... Three... Is this thing on?
I wonder if this is how the phone volunteers at a pledge drive feel. Can't even manage more than a few page views a month. Whoa, tough room.

Well, this is awkward...:::crickets:::

(FYI, the age limits aren't carved in stone. Just thought that was a good range.)