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My self-summary
This really is "do it yourself" blind dating, an act of hopeful optimism. Good for us! You never know where you'll meet someone special, and much as we never thought we'd be relying on algorithms to meet someone wonderful, it sure beats the hell out of trying to do in a bar, right?

I've never been married, but not for lack of interest or effort -- more like bad timing, bad luck and a couple of relationship decisions I wouldn't make again. I've had several significant relationships for which, despite their demise, I am grateful. In the end, they've left me smarter, happier, healthier and more ready, willing and able than ever to have the great relationship. I'm very commitment and family oriented.

We'll enjoy each other's company if you're smart, funny, laugh a lot, make others laugh and like to talk for hours... if you're a good talker AND a good listener... if you think a great kiss is the sexiest thing in the universe, and that few things are sweeter than when two people’s hands fit perfectly together... and if like being goofy and politically incorrect.

I co-own a media production company which creates broadcast and online content for the arts. We've won 17 Emmys for our shows about Chicago dance, theater and music companies, Broadway shows and tours and social issues. I'm also an Artistic Associate at Lookingglass Theatre Company, board member of Arts Alliance Illinois and very active in Chicago's arts, social issue and advocacy communities. I'm a big baseball and football fan (esp my hometown Cincinnati teams). I'm an avid reader, close follower of current events and politics, and huge movie and music lover. I lean left politically, and enjoy hearing different intelligent, articulate perspectives.

I have amazing friends and a lovable family. Kids and animals like me a lot, and that's as excellent a measure of a life as I can imagine. My photos are recent. I'm in my early 50's now, but don't look, act or feel it, and no one ever guesses my age correctly. I don't want that to sound tacky; I get that it can be a turn-off if someone protests too strongly about their age or appearance. But honestly, it is what it is! I have a wonderful life, and a strong desire to find a new relationship where there's a strong Me, a strong You, and a strong Us. So bring on your genuine, hopeful, happy self and let's see what happens.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a self-made guy who runs his a media production company that creates broadcast and online content with Chicago theater dance and music companies, Broadway shows and tours, and regional not for profits. We've won 17 Emmys for our shows on companies like The Second City, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, The Joffrey Ballet and River North Chicago Dance Company. I'm also a company member of Lookingglass Theatre Company, and we just won the 2011 Tony Award for Regional Theater. So proud!
I’m really good at
Listening and responding; making people laugh; making people comfortable; getting people to trust me; putting myself on the line to make hopes and dreams and passions come true (sounds corny, but it's true); carrying on a conversation; asking questions; writing and creating; and kissing. There, I said it. Sticking to it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my eyes, my energy, my sense of humor and my intelligence.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: anything by Nick Hornby, Mary Doria Russell, Aaron Sorkin, Ray Bradbury, Ann Patchet, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Paul Reiser, Tina Fey, Margaret Atwood. Just starting "Swing Time" by Zadie Smith. Great recent reads include "Who I Am" by Pete Townshend, "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen, "Yes And" by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yortin, "My Life With The Shakespeare Cult" by Samuel Taylor and "Improvisation at the Speed of Life" by TJ Jagadowski and David Pasquesi. They say that life imitates art, but these books are great examples of how art informs life. Music: The Beatles, U2, Sondheim, Debussy, Puccini, Julia Fordham, Reich, The Who, James Taylor, Judith Owen, Joni Mitchell, Rumor, October Project, Verdi, School of Seven Bells, kd lang, Neko Case, Renee Fleming, John Williams, Indigo Girls, Jessie Mueller, Bruce Springsteen, Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Jonatha Brooke, Kurt Elling, ... the list goes on and on. Shows: Speechless, This Is Us, New Girl, Brooklyn 99, Sherlock, Twin Peaks, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Newsroom, Stephen Colbert, Doctor Who, Extras, The West Wing, any Joss Whedon show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, House of Cards, 13 Reasons Why. To-do list includes The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies.
Six things I could never do without
The performing arts
Friends and family
Someway to stay in touch with people -- laptop, iphone, whatever
Music at my fingertips
Good health
Love & sex
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The way people relate to each other via the arts, politics, sports -- relationships fascinate me, and I tend to think of every facet of the human experience in terms of relationships -- how we listen, how we respond and how we work together professionally and personally.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night! Could be in a theater, could be out with friends, could be crashing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is that I have lots of private things, that I will be willing to admit to the right people at the right time!
You should message me if
anything in my profile made you smile. Or at least go "hmmmmm...."
The two of us