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My self-summary
I'm a regular guy. I'd even go so far as to say a nice guy. I know, I know, every guy says that but in this case it's true. I invite you to find out for yourself... ;-)

I'm a bit on the quiet side, sometimes, not really inclined to be a loud knuckle-dragging, beer guzzling, brute of a caveman. Think more along the lines of a tall, dark, handsome hunk like Fabio (ten extra points if you know who I'm talking about). Okay, maybe without the flawless good looks but lots better 'cause I'm for real and just as capable of slaking your thirst for passionate abandon.

I am very tall, quite intelligent, polite, considerate, loving, passionate, sensual, and understanding. I'm pretty comfortable saying that I have a good sense of humor. Making plans to do things with my partner is fine. And I also like to do things/suggest things/hear suggestions about things to do on the spur of the moment (sometimes spontaneity is a wonderful spice for life).
What I’m doing with my life
Working 40/week in the retail world. I got caught up in a perfect storm of corporate stupidity just before the rest of the country did and three thousand of us found ourselves getting a nasty lesson in career rationalization along with so many things that go along with that.

I'm not inclined to whine about that, though (at least not to regular people [if you hold elected political office, however, beware...], and, don't worry, I'm N-O-T looking for a sugar-momma. Wouldn't accept one if she came up and bit me in a way I liked.
I’m really good at
Not necessarily in order of importance: Listening. Understanding. Intelligent conversation. Thinking. Kissing, cuddling, slow-dancing, and associated activities [ ;-) ] Writing. Sorta good at working with computers. Figuring out when a good car's about to go bad although it would be a mistake to think that I can do anything to correct its course without the aid of an experienced automotive repair technician. Getting along with and understanding pets. Learning. Finding new things to learn. I really don't have any trouble doing that at all. If you have anything you'd like to ask about in terms of my skill level, just ask and I'll tell you honestly...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty tall and don't look as old as I am, maybe because the gray mixes so well with the dark blond.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have eclectic tastes in books and music and movies.

For movies, I would have to say (no order of preference):Star Wars, Star Trek, Body Heat, Back To The Future, Avatar, The Lady Vanishes, Alien, Altered States, The Rear Window (with Jimmy and Grace, not the newer version), Is Paris Burning?, Patton, Apocalypse Now, Altered States, The Grand Canyon, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia. A little bit of everything...

Extreme Vinyl Cafe is a favorite book. As is Border Songs. The Arms of Krupp. Ida Tarbell's History of the Standard Oil Company. The Tyranny of Oil. Am about, I think, to pick up a copy of The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (read a free chapter from B&N and liked it quite a bit. Who'd a thunk an actor could write?).

For music: I don't like absolutely everything I hear, of course, but I like examples of everything from Gregorian chants to a little bit of Modern (like Copland, for instance). Rock-N-Roll. A little bit of classic Country and Western. Quite a bit more of the more recent cross-over C&W. Pop. Folk. Not quite there with Leonard Cohen, but do like the late Stan Rogers. Adult Contemporary. Easy listening. Old enough to have seen, heard, and appreciated the likes of John Denver and Harry Chapin and Gordon Lightfoot and Henry Mancini. And, oh my goodness, I forgot classic Motown! Good grief, how could I?

Having finally entered (okay, having been dragged kicking and screaming [metaphorically speaking] into) the 21st Century I find YouTube a most fascinating way to enjoy songs and television shows and movie bits from days of yesteryear.

And I like bagpipe music. Of many types. I MIGHT even learn to play the pipes one day. Hope that ain't a deal breaker for you...
The six things I could never do without
Never is an awful long time. If one thing led to another, push came to shove, and something happened, I think I could cope. Given all that, the short list includes:
1. Food.
2.Clothing (this is Ohio, you know...)
3. Hope.
4. Computer and Internet access.
5. Things to learn and people to love.
6. Freedom.
7. The above are not in any particular order of importance to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ways to better my life, find something I really want and like to do for a living.

I spend a good deal of time wondering how we all got to be where we are today and how to work to make a better future for this great country of ours.

And I wonder if I should write a new profile. I've had this one up since I first joined up quite some time ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting to bed on time so I can get up and go to work on Saturday. Retail, you gotta love it...

Now this particular statement isn't etched in stone. If you think you might have a better idea, please run it past me. I'm just sayin'...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't think I'm going to type that out here at this time. Who doesn't like a man of mystery? And, too, we need something to talk about once we meet...
You should message me if
1. You think I'm H-O-T.
B. You don't know whether you like what you see here or not and/or want to clarify a point or two.
III. You don't like what you see but you're curious about how someone like me is allowed out of his cage.