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My self-summary
A longtime female friend once told me that there are at least four layers to go through before you get to know the real me. Since that can't be achieved over the Internet, I'll have to employ a few platitudes. Let's see...I'm smarter than the average bear but I don't hit people over the head with it. If I like you a lot then I'm extremely affectionate and hope you are too. Laughter gets me through most days -- and the occasional night. I like "Masterpiece Theatre," but also ESPN. I love Mozart, Faure and Copland, but also Pat Metheny, Chris Botti and Thomas Stanko. My father was a Brit and I have lived abroad so I have a bit of the European in me (not necessarily the most popular thing to say these days, but it's the truth, so there you are). I visit the gym fairly regularly and have for more than a decade, not because I love being in the gym (I don't – I'd rather go hiking in Topanga State Park), but because I hate myself if I don't go. (Like General Patton, I don't like to fight for the same real estate twice.) Intelligence is sexy. Nurture is lovely. Integrity is essential and so is conversation. Love is friendship that has caught fire. Having sex is not the same as making love. Flowers often have little to do with romance. Loyalty is a pleasure, believe it or not. So is holding hands. There is no such thing as too many hugs.

I am creative, insightful, and acerbic
What I’m doing with my life
After running a small boutique ad agency for a couple of decades, I'm now a consultant/hired gun. Much better commute.
I’m really good at
Listening. Kissing. Finding the humor in pretty much everything. Writing. Solving marketing problems with creativity.
The first things people usually notice about me
How tall I am. Followed by how quick-witted I am and, hopefully, how witty I am, too. Depends on the individual...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Anything by Aaron Sorkin. RealTime with Bill Maher. Friday Night Lights. Downton Abbey (Well, the first season, anyway). Homeland. Mad Men. Movies: Whatever's at the Laemmle sans subtitles. The King's Speech. Ordinary People. All the President's Men. Three Days of the Condor. Death at a Funeral (original UK version). American Graffiti. Fiction: Anything by Ward Just. Richard Russo. William Boyd. Justin Cartwright. Sebastian Faulks. Maile Melloy. Non Fiction: David Halberstam. Adam Hochschild. Theatre: Most anything at Taper or the Geffen. Music: Classical. European Jazz (But don't forget Gene Harris, Quartet West and Bob James.) Restaurants: A great bistro. The sushi place down the street. A "full English" breakfast, preferably in England. Etc.: Rainy days with the fire going. The kind of female I'd like to wake up next to...
Six things I could never do without
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Economist
Really good espresso
Really good books
Really good classical and jazz music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get off this site.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading a book, sipping a Bombay martini, up with an olive, and listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There isn't anything private that I'm willing to admit here.
You should message me if
If you're bright, have a sense of humor, are warm, honest, kind and nurturing and like the same in a guy...
The two of us