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My self-summary
By high school, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I got through my fireman phase fairly early on, and fortunately, lost interest in playing soldier before they started using live ammunition. I decided to become a scientist. I started in oceanography and washed ashore as an environmental scientist. This has allowed me to sail some oceans, live abroad, visit some countries, and participate in an expedition to Antarctica. I’ve made some remarkable friends, gotten married (with no kids), and divorced. I think I’m pretty mature for my age, so I’m prepared to settle down (again), or keep trying until I get it right.

Im Gymnasium, wusste ich schon, was ich wollte, wenn ich aufgewachsen bin.

I am fit, funny, and fluent
What I’m doing with my life
making a good living, keeping fit (running, biking and swimming are my traditional favorites), eating and drinking well, and trying to keep in touch with friends.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at problem solving, particularly when both technical issues and communication are involved

cooking without recipes, fixing things, "being there" for my friends, splitting wood, and back-rubs

I am supposed to be either an ESFJ or ESTJ personality type. We are supposed to be compatible with ENFJ types. I'm interested to know what people think of the validity of these categories.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people usually notice about me is my sense of humor. It’s a cliché, but I can often turn a phrase to show that I am not taking things too seriously.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - favorites include "The General in his Labyrinth" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "Corelli's Mandolin", "Peace in Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hanh, just about anything by John McPhee or David McCullough, but I'm reading more and more of the "New Yorker" each week and fewer books

Movies - Year of Living Dangerously is an all time favorite: as much for the score as for anything, although the cinematography is pretty spectacular. I haven't seen much that I'd recommend lately, except a documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side. For lighter fare, I've been streaming movies to my TV, which is not connected to anything else but a DVD player.

Music - My general tastes run towards rock, folk, and blues. Here are some CDs that are towards the top of the pile these days: some by Chris Smither, Richard Shindell, Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Griffith, Little Feat, and Susanne Vega.

Food - almost anything that's not still moving (some exceptions are poi and haggis)
Six things I could never do without
my family (and so it follows, e-mail and telephones)
fresh produce
Trader Joe's
running shoes, well broken in, but not too badly worn

There aren't too many things I can't do without, but a few close friends are essential to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how we got to this place in the history of the planet, where we are headed, and improvements to make on my condo
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends

You remember "out" it's where you went when you were kids and your mother asked you where you were going.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once parked in a handicapped spot. It was dark, raining hard, and I was late for my nephew's graduation. I didn't see it, but I didn't fight the ticket.
You should message me if
Something here interests you, and you'd like to start a dialog, or get together.
The two of us