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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Michael and I'm looking to get know people: make friends and ultimately meet someone I can have a long term relationship with. Preferably someone locally, but it's not a deal breaker.

Friends would tell you I'm a pretty good guy; some even say I'm charming, but then again people say a lot of things when they've been drinking.

Kidding! I'm completely out of my element talking about myself like this, but here goes. Friends say I'm exceptionally wise, generous, inspiring, and uniquely special. Some have told me I'm their role model and hero. It feels amazing being able to impact people so strongly. I'm told I'm talented, confident, honest and attractive as well. I'm often told by both friends and strangers that a single conversation with me changed their lives.

I don't see myself as others do. When I look in the mirror each day, I see a man who is just grateful to be alive and be loved unconditionally. I see myself as someone who just wants to help others, give more than I take, listen twice as much as I speak, and treat others with the utmost respect and kindness. The world needs love more than ever, and I see people and relationships, as well as beliefs as a vehicle to changing the world for the better.

This is who I choose to be. I want to change the world everyday I'm alive. To do that means giving people back to themselves.

Here are some basic facts about me

I have a strong relationship with my parents. We're a happy bunch.

I write and perform music as my passion.

I work from home as an investor. I consider myself a progressive and I support the Green Party Politically. Bernie Sanders was my first choice.

Finally, every rose has it's thorn. I am disabled by autoimmune related illness(s) rooted in Lyme disease. I was bitten by a tick and was not diagnosed in time. I do not expect to remain disabled.
What I’m doing with my life
I study medicine, applied mathematics, finance/investments and Psychology in my spare time. I read a lot in general, I'm pretty spiritual as well, and love studying all sorts of beliefs and philosophies. I'm never dogmatic about faith. If I'm not working or studying, then I'm doing some fitness type thing, or doing something enjoyable.
I’m really good at
I learn fast and communicate well. Many say I'm an excellent writer and song writer. People are neither bored nor uncomfortable during discussions with me. I'm one of those people who you can sit with in silence, and you feel right at home.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm highly interested in reading books about the sciences, religion and philosophy. I read some fiction but mostly non-fiction. Historical fiction is pretty cool. Anything by Chomsky, Zinn, Buffet, Allen Watts, Walsch will do as well as my Bible.

Games: I love playing Xbox 360 and killing zombies. Left 4 Dead is the game I play most. I like other games too, like board games, card games - pretty much anything!

Movies: Netflix binges rule. I like Drama, Action and Comedy but I love Horror and Supernatural too. Anything with zombies rocks.

Music:Mostly Rock and Alternative. Switchfoot, The Verve Pipe, Foo Fighters, Gin Blossoms, DMB, Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, Pink Floyd, Matchbox Twenty, Queen, U2, Paramore, 19 Wheels, Tonic, etc.

Shows: The Walking Dead, House, Dexter, Californication, Weeds, Medium, Rescue Me, Rules Of Engagement, New Girl, Awake, Battlestar Galactica, Shameless, How I Met Your Mother, 24, A Gifted Man, Supernatural, The Big C, Lie To Me, Family Guy, Homeland, Masters Of Sex, Almost Human, American Dad, Ray Donavan, Arrow, Cosmos, Drop Dead Diva, Justified.

Food: Love food in general: Mexican, Italian, Indian, Chinese, etc.
Six things I could never do without
E A D G B E (Can you figure it out?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about the future. I think about my health, relationships, career, and education too. I work hard to proactively pursue these things and find solutions to adversity! Accomplishing goals makes me feel grounded.

I think big.

Right now I am working on helping those like myself. I am attempting to raise money for curing Lyme and associated issues using the stock market to generate perpetual funding. I have a terribly long way to go, but I'm doing it everyday I'm alive. Big or small, everyday you're alive you change the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not writing/performing music, then I'm Netflix bingeing, playing a game, spending time with friends. Sometimes I just hang out with Chief and Micho. I stand outside on the top deck and watch the stars.

Here are songs I wrote or covered during the Friday night Skype Guitar Sessions Let me know what you think. The oldest recording is "This Is Your Life" - 10 years ago!

Instrumental, Michael Parent: http://tinyurl.com/hqszy7z
Bent, Michael Parent: http://tinyurl.com/zuxacve
Practice Session,Electric: Michael Parent: http://tinyurl.com/zysjc5w
Think About Me, Goo Goo Dolls: http://tinyurl.com/h6cjamt
Hurt, Nine Inch Nails: http://tinyurl.com/zlrdoue
Wish You Were Here: Pink Floyd: http://tinyurl.com/hyvu78l
This Is Your Life, Switchfoot: http://tinyurl.com/h4s7wo3
Unwell, Matchbox 20: http://tinyurl.com/hbdn5nn
You should message me if
You should message me If you enjoyed my profile, and you're ready to meet a sincerely good guy.

If you click "LIKE", I won't be able to see who you are.

Contact me instead, if interested. A simple "hello" let's me know you're cool with the profile, and that you are aware of the health issues -- yet still interested. I really appreciate it.

If you contact me, and we start a conversation, be patient for responses.
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