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My self-summary
NOTE: If you visit, or like my profile I can't see those things, so it's important to just message me if you want me to know you're there and interested. It's not always fun initiating contact, but if we want to meet great people, then we have to take risks. I'd love to get to know you.

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 eventually.

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 they often come to me for advice. I have a witty sense of humor, and I'm a fan of smiling even when life gets difficult.

I see myself as someone who just wants to help others, give more than I take, listen twice as much as I speak, and just try not to add to the noise.

Here are some basic facts about me

I had a strong relationship with my biological parents. They have since passed very recently. My mother passed in July 2017. It's been painful, but I was loved unconditionally, and I'm so grateful and honored that I had her as long as I did. I'm still close with my step parents. They both love me, and I'm so grateful to them as well. They are supportive and encouraging.

I write and perform music as my passion. (See links near the end of this profile to watch me perform.) Check out Bent, it's a song I wrote last year. The "Wish You Were Here" cover is a favorite among my fans.

I work from home as an investor. I consider myself a progressive and I identify as independent politically. Bernie Sanders was my first choice in 2016.

I'm a cross between INFJ and INFT on the Meyers Briggs, and I definitely fit them.

Finally, every rose has it's thorn. I struggle with Lyme disease and spend my time at home right now. If you are compassionate and have empathy for those in pain, and like to help people - I find that to be quite attractive. I'm a sucker for a pretty face with a beautiful mind and heart.
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 with music.
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. Having said this, some people still feel intimidated initially - as if they somehow must measure up. Don't do that. It's a big mistake. I'm not sitting back judging you, and expecting grand accomplishments. I don't care if you're rich, poor, homeless, sick, educated or still live with your parents. I'm interested in your character, and if there is a spark between us - nothing else matters. So smile, and send me a message already! 😊
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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