I have two wonderful children and I cherish my relationships with both of them. I live with them and their mom. My relationship with their mom is no longer romantic, has not been for over 10 years but we get along well enough and are raising the children together.
We are in the process of an amicable divorce but live together and intend to for a little while longer in a co-parenting friendship. The children are getting older, so I will set up a second household sooner rather than later.
I am currently in a loving, polyamorous relationship with carolxyg.
Being opened to creative relationship structures is very important to me. I am very much against conformity and especially following society's rules governing how to love and be in relationships. This is not simply to be different but about having the freedom and flexibility to make connections and find happiness which is hard enough without societal constraints.
I would like to say up front that I am looking for intimacy and hopefully love but a nice friendship is also fine. I am interesred in women for a long-term relationship and am open to having more children (parenting is wonderful), also I am bisexual and am open to dating a couple.
Carol and I also date as a couple for those interested.
Generally, I am opened to any relationship that is honest and flexible, life is so varied and our choices, good or bad, have landed us where we are today, I believe that we are all deserving of love, touch, intimacy, no matter what our circumstances. In short, give me a try, your baggage is okay, just be honest and willing to work a little if need-be.
Also, I am opened to friendship and artisitc collaboration. I sketch and am pretty serious, I have included some pics of my work. I mostly sketch portraits and am always looking for interesting people to excite my artistic sensibilities - a beautiful heart and mind always motivates me to want to make a picture.
I am very interested in art (sketch) you can find me at the Met sketching sculpture or sketching from life at the Art Student League or at a Barnes and Noble drawing a portrait from a photo. I am serious about sketch and have made a long-term commitment to this art form.
I also enjoy music. I play a little guitar and piano (rock, blues, Flamenco, classical). I like all kinds of music: Latin, dance, classical, jazz, old school R&B, rock, metal, world etc. and love being turned on to new sounds. I recently started violin lessons with a Julliard grad, very challenging, but I love it.
I am also an avid reader of novels. My favorite authors right now are Virginia Woolf, Mann, Joyce, and Faulkner. I just started the "Waves" by V. Woolf, and recently purchased two courses from the teaching company that include lectures covering her work. Can't say enough about her.
I think it would be fun to read with someone and share thoughts and ideas as we move through a novel together and I love being introduced to a new literary voice.
I love to cook, grew up in the Italian home of my grandparents. I am pretty good at the traditional Sicilian all day Sunday meal. I can do vegetarian as well but as I said I grew up in a Sicilian house so I am an omnivore, lol.
I grew up in a working class neighborhood and still enjoy many of the activities that were part of my childhood. I like to take in a Mets game or watch the Jets on a Sunday, I also like shooting pool or playing darts in a dive bar and I love poker.
I also love the outdoors, especially places that are peaceful (the cloisters, on the lake at central park, the beach on Fire Island clothing optional ; )
I like to live as anxiety free a life as possible. I'm not always successful at this but I try. I like to meditate and am open to new ideas and techniques to enrich this experience. I love massage.
Finally, I would like to say that I am a very curious person and am open to trying and learning about new things.
Art (experiencing and creating)
Human sexuality (sharing, observing, exploring)
Science (learning, teaching)
Words (literature, poetry, theater, essay)
Sex positive and body positive attitudes.
Why my children can sing 3 different insurance company jingles, and to their heart's delight!! ugh!!