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My self-summary
I've written two self-summaries that have vanished due to my absolutely astonishing ignorance of the computer. I think they were transferred via some worm hole in the cosmos to a dating website on Mars. I tried writing one out in longhand. It was my chronological (or rather my chrono-illogical life) and it was torturously long and boring. The third adjective I was gonna use was self-contradictory because I'm a liar sometimes and sometimes not funny at all. So here come a ton of weird facts in sort of pellmell fashion about me that you might (or might not) like to know.
1. I've had 6 major relationships with woman in my life and three of them (the 3 most important) have been with woman who didn't shave their legs or armpits. If you look at the statistical probability of that; it's pretty "out there" There is a whole cadre of men with room temperature IQ's (85 to 89 on a warm day) that think that makes me very weird and/or crazy. I'm comfortable with women who were born standing up and talking back! A woman who can go against the grain of society is my kind of woman.
2. Athletics has always been a part of my life: Football, baseball, and wrestling in high school. Captain of my H.S. wrestling team, 3rd in the Massachusetts State Tournament at 147lb. and on the Penn State wrestling team for three years. While living in the East Bay (SF), I ran twice in the Bay to Breakers race. In one of them, there were four men dressed up like milk bottles and carrying for the 7.6 miles a wire milk bottle container that your grandmother used to see her milkman carrying...only way bigger! At 47 I started an over-30's baseball (not softball) team. I was manager for 2 yrs. Pitcher and 3rd baseman for 7 yrs. The team is still going strong and won their division several times. I still miss being on the ball field!!!
3. Some kind of artistic expression has always been a part of my life. I have always loved to dance. I started in high school and the more I did it; the better I got. In the Bay Area, seeing The Dead and The Airplane in relatively small venues turned up the volume on my dancing, to a point where I could (if the music told me to) dance alone in front of whole audience of "sitdown types". I was in grad school in creative writing for a short period of time. I've got some poems, a very good short story and a 3rd of a novella to show for it. Finally though, I settled on music as my most enduring passion. I've been playing oboe and wooden flute for 37 years. I'm what they call a lifer. No "get out of jail free" card for me. All and all it is a pretty nice jail!!!!
4. I'm looking for a woman with spirit. I would love to meet someone who is into some art form. Most of the women I've loved have been into their own art. One was a professional potter, another did a lot of writing, and another was the best dancer I have ever had the pleasure of dancing with. Beauty is nice but spirit is way more valuable. It ain't slick, but it keeps you grounded.

I am truthful, funny, and kind
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to stay alive. In May of 2000 a gaggle of cardiologists told me if I didn't have bypass surgery I'd be dead in 3 months. Well I bypassed the bypass. Made a bunch of little changes and...guess what "I'm Not Dead Yet." Come on guys you promised! In the Teaching of Don Juan, Carlos Castinada said Death is always in the rear view mirror sometimes you just don't see it. For 9.3 years now Death has been riding shotgun in my Acura RSX-S. We've become good friends and that's a good thing.
I'm trying to become a better oboe player. I play mostly nonclassical music. Serious Blues, Grateful Dead, Michelle Malone, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry. I'm determined to become the 1st 68 yr. old rock and roll oboe player. I know, I know, a rock and roll oboe player is like a purple alligator. So what?
I’m really good at
Making oboe reeds. Reed making is a part of being an oboe player and one that we all complain about. If I was as good an oboe player as I am a reed maker I'd be a professional by now.
Also I make kick-ass chili. I call it Uncle George's Old Fashioned Thermonuclear Chili. One bowl and you glow all day! Oh yeah, I play a pretty good game of chess too.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm short and look like a fire hydrant. I'm just grateful no dog has pissed on me yet. One woman said I looked like Beethoven. That was a huge compliment for me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: The Audacity of Hope-Da Prez, The Trouble With Islam Today-Irshad Manji, The Stranger; the Plague; The Rebel; The Myth of Sisyphus-Albert Camus, Tropic of Cancer; Sexus; Black Spring-Henry Miller, Diaries of Anais Nin, Thus Spake Zarathustra-Fredrick Nietzsche, Muddy Waters, The Mojo Man-Sandra B. Tooze, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail-Hunter S Thompson, Germenal-Emile Zola, Letters to Theo-Vincent Van Gogh, anything by Charles Bukowski.
MUSIC: Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Michelle Malone, Sue Foley, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, The Band, Janis Joplin, Outback, Charley Parker, Otis Spann, "Little Walter' Jacobs, James Cotton, Pine Top Perkins, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Mozart, Beethoven, Arem Kachatorian, Camille St. Saens, Harold Gomberg, Eric Satie, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Rory Gallagher, Chuck Berry, Yehudi Menuin, Ravi Shankar, Jimmy Cliff, Georges Enesco.
MOVIES: Cool Hand Luke, Vision Quest, Field of Dreams, Blowup,
Five Easy Pieces, Bulworth.
Six things I could never do without
1. Really good coffee
2. Ganja
3. My closest friends,
4. My sister
5. Laughter
6. My oboe and wooden flutes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I remember an add for Match.com with Dr. Phil (everyone's favorite relationship specialist): "Just put your best foot forward, etc. etc." There ya go; simple as that! Problem of course is that most of us walk, run, dance, jump, and stagger on two feet. So I'd like to mention the other foot. I call it the "Worst Foot Backwards" foot. It's the foot we all hide. The unseen one. With me too. Now if I was to say, "I'm fat as a rhinoceros (and not nearly as cute), I walk with a noticeable limp, and I'm deadly serious 95% of the time"; I'd probably score great admiration for candor and honesty, but not too many people would call me up for a capachino date or more importantly a large dose of blood red rhythm and blues. So best be warned, I am hopping around on that Best Foot Forward just like everyone else on this website.
On a typical Friday night I am
Flying pies; I'm a pizza driver and Friday night is Money night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Seems like most everybody I match up with in the 80 or 90 per cent range are on the West Coast. I want'a meet a grounded Deadhead that simply cannot sit down when Deal or Bertha is being played. This website is nice enough but I'm afraid it is just way, way, way too middle of the road for me.
You should message me if
You love music and can dance!!!! And your spirit dances...
The two of us