38 Springfield, United States
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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.

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.

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

I write and perform music as my passion. I enjoy it because it gives me an outlet to tell my stories through the music, and it provides a modicum of anonymity.

I'm looking for something built on rock rather than sand.

I work from home as an investor. I consider myself a progressive and I support the Green Party politically.
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 most fascinated by Christianity and take it seriously, but 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
This is the part where I self promote huh? I hate this part.

I learn extremely fast, and most consider me an excellent writer and song writer. People are neither bored nor uncomfortable during discussions, or in silence when with me. I'm great at communicating. I'm one of those guys who doesn't take the low road on anything.

I'll do the dishes and take out the trash without complaint.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically: Women have never been shy on this issue. They tell me I'm quite attractive. I still blush when people compliment me. Beyond appearances, they notice I'm articulate.
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/Xbox is cool too, if you enjoy movies or games. 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. I'm mostly on the Paleo diet however - and I don't call it a "diet" normally.
The six things I could never do without
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 a project. I am attempting to raise 1.5 billion dollars for curing Lyme and associated issues using the 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. I think we have an obligation to share our gifts, don't you?
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
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Given I am home-bound often, it's important that any woman I date be independent. If you enjoy staying home a lot, then great.
You should message me if
You should message me If you enjoyed my profile, and you're ready to meet a sincerely good guy. By now you can see, I'm all shades of gray to the color blind, but if you're patient, and value depth, you'll find I'm amazingly colorful.

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

Contact me if 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. It helps put me at ease.