Just another mixed blessed human spirit slapped on this funky orb, seemingly making progress before my body goes to the worm buffet. I have a few strong talents and pretty evolved social skills -- I like you and I like me. Fun, energetic, creative, and responsible, I've also had to look at the dark side and make peace, hopefully while not taking myself too seriously. No big ass degrees but smart about some things and can contribute to a lot of conversations, even if it's just a one liner. A nature boy at heart who has chosen to live in the urban enclave, I do manage to spend a good amount of time outdoors and stay strong. If I could swim in a mountain lake every day or so that would be success. But alas.
Like a lot of us, I've had a few lives and careers. Currently I have a gig with responsibility that pays the bills and allows me space and time to pursue things that feed me. I write and play music and also have a background in the theater and sketch comedy/original musical comedy. Considered my union cards my diplomas. Still do children's theater every summer. Have played in many bands and many joints. Have a lot of room for volunteer work and service in my life as well as inward care.
Never been to Machu Picchu.
Films: Babe, Mr. Bean's Holiday, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Bullitt, Duck Soup, Stuart Saves His Family, Spirited Away, School of Rock...love documentaries and everything's better in Black and White.
Music -- The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, old delta blues and good country, 60s/70s soul and R&B, Gregorian chants, A Love Supreme, the Pastoral Symphony, "Forever Changes." Bottom-of-the-dial radio: WFMU, KCR, FUV, NYC, Underground Garage, tuning into the scratchy odd station when on the road....
Currently on the (figurative) turntable:
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" soundtrack/Ennio Morricone
Books -- Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Don Delillo. I used to read a lot of Bukowski, Kerouac, Hunter Thompson stuff but just can't anymore. Big Graham Hancock fan. Virtually all of what I read now is nonfiction -- history, biographies, the arts -- I can't help it.
TV -- The BBC documentary World at War. The Muppet Show, Elementary. Pee Wee's Playhouse. Ancient Aliens!
Art -- Van Gogh, the Impressionists, Modernism, WPA murals, Outsider Art, Cave paintings (from a safe distance), stuff on the refrigerator by kids.
Food -- Are you going to finish that?
I appreciate women with a strong life force that I can stand toe to toe with. A tomboy that lives in Brooklyn and has done their homework and isn't seeking a mind reader would be a glib ideal, but far from a definitive statement. I've never been into one flavor of anything. Above all I value kindness, striving for health in all ways, and intelligence that refuses to be measured. You know, soul.
Lastly, for me this is a way to possibly meet someone reasonable and then go from there, not jerry rig a soulmate on short notice. We might also possibly meet in the supermarket. Or the library, though we'd get shushed. Anyway, no one is offended when there isn't a good reason to move on it. Blessings to us all.