LeonardMB
72 Reston, United States
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My self-summary
I am a lawyer and a documentary filmmaker. I am also writing a play about a woman who was the catalyst for many ex-patriot authors who were members of "The Lost Generation" in Paris in the 1920s and '30s.
I spent my career as a civil rights trial lawyer at the Department of Justice and I now am a co-principal of a small commercial law firm. My prime focus in the last several years has been making a documentary film addressing the challenge faced by people with mobility disabilities in finding an accessible place to live. It is designed to convince the building industry that there is a substantial, but latent, demand for accessible housing that is not being met.

I have two married adult children and seven grandchildren. I love photography and I love to cook. I play golf and go biking. I like to travel and have been many places.

I had a long-term marriage which ended several years ago ago and I'm now looking for some wonderful woman who can fill out my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I am trying to focus on documentary filmmaking. I have described the current focus of this work in my general summary, I spend a great deal of time networking with filmmakers and also watching documentary films, both ones that have been commercially released and as a screener for film festivals. I still like the challenge of a law practice, so I get involved with my firm as much as possible. I am also writing a play about an American woman who had incredible influence among the literary crowd in Paris prior to WWII. I met this woman outside of Paris in 1959 since she was a close friend of my great aunt. I recently adopted a dog (a cairn terrier); she takes more time and effort than I expected since I live in a high rise apartment, but she is a wonderful companion. She is no substitute for someone with whom I hope to fall in love. I am very romantic and I miss that in my life.
I’m really good at
I'm a good writer and a photographer (and I believe a good lawyer). I need to be as good a filmmaker, which requires good story telling as well as photography. I am taking singing lessons and I believe that I could sing a nice romantic song to you.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love all kinds of food and, since cooking is definitely a hobby, I like to experiment with a lot of different dishes.

It has been a while since I indulged in reading novels, but I enjoyed the books about lawyers facing various challenges (e.g., John Grisham). I enjoy certain biographies if I am particularly interested in the person for some reason. I recently downloaded on my Kindle "Paris: A Love Story", a biographical novel by Kati Marton, but I am also reading Scott Berg's bio on Woodrow Wilson. My favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" (as was the movie with Gregory Peck). My favorite music depends greatly on my mood--everything from classical to salsa to jazz (my all time favorite is Dave Brubeck). I admire certain artists and am always looking for incredibly talented people, and sometimes that is more important that the type of music they are performing. I love Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows and plays and have, ever since I read Moss Hart's "Act One" many, many years ago, I have wanted to write a play. I am at least doing that now.
The six things I could never do without
A still camera; a video camera; a computer; a phone; a lasting, close friendship with a woman (and this is really the most important).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
It could be a legal issue or some creative project. I think a lot about people who are close to me. I think about finances. Most of all I think of the possibility of meeting a life long companion whom I might ultimately marry.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't necessarily have a typical Friday night. It tends to be a "going out" night, but I can't say that is necessarily true anymore. I do like to o dancing on Fridays with a date (not to meet someone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I only admit such things to people who are close to me.
You should message me if
You are interested in the possibility of a long term relationship; you are knowledgeable about what is happening in the world and you care; you have a reasonably good education (or good street smarts); you are intellectually curious; you enjoy good conversation and you have a good sense of humor; you have some creative abilities; you are compassionate; you are interested in what I might cook for you; you think we might fall in love and you enjoy romance.
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