58 Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
Warm, funny, Jewish intellectual. Ex New Yorker moved back to the Bay area a few years ago after I fell in love with in grad school at Cal. I'm outgoing, energetic, insatiably curious, love to laugh and have a good sense of humor, and enjoy exploring the world, discovering new people and places. My core principles are integrity -- walking the talk, gratitutde, and treating others with dignity and respect. I"m grateful for my health, for my work that not only pays the rent but allows me to but do good in the world, my two amazing kids, old friends and family, and my health. In good physical shape, I love to bike, swim, run and XC skiing in the winter. My favorite things to do are all things saltwater (sailing, diving, bodysurfing, swimming) looking for shells in tidal pools, dinner parties with friends, stand up comedy and live theatre, and reading trashy novels and sharing good ones.
What I’m doing with my life
I have my own business as a management contulatn specializing in scaling up promising and proven social change projects. I've worked a lot in the Third world which has allowed me to work in over 50 countries. As rewarding as this has been, I'm getting tired of the long as flights and jet lag, and am transitioning to do more work in the US and here in the Bay Area.
I aspire to do more work, perhaps first as volunteer, do bring mindfulness and meditation to disadvantage populations. I'm starting to work with a program like that in San Quenten. I love living on the beach in Marina Bay, near Pt. Richmond.
I got divorced 7 years ago and am the proud father of twin 9 year old girls who live in Portland OR and whom I see during their school vacations and every 6 weeks for a long weekend. My relationship with my ex, after a lot of hard work, has never been better.
I’m really good at
Kindness, caring, empathy and compassion, planning, traveling, strategic thinking, public speaking, being a Dad to my two girls, cooking, XC skiing, and telling stories
The first things people usually notice about me
big brown eyes, women tell me its my butt
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love film, especially the classics like Blade Runner, the Godfather, old B&W like Bogie and Bacall, the Thin Man. I see everything from foreign "films" to Hollywood blockbusters. I see the latter mostly on the plane, just enjoyed The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game,
Music: Upbeat Pop/Rock is my prime thing, everything from Dylan, the Beatles, especially George Harrison, to Red Hot Chili Peppers, SemiSonic, Springsteen, The LAs, Roy Orbison. Jazz is good, more old school, and definitely Latin music -- Juanes, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Nouveau Flamenco -- but not so much Rap/Hip Hop.
Other: I love live theatre and stand up comedy, One of my bucket list items is to spend a week in NYC going to great theatre every day.
Food: I eat just about anything except fast and/or unhealthy food, I cook lots of Asian, vegetarian, etc. Ex-foodie, now following a pretty simple food plan with no sugar or flour products to avoid my family history of obesity, diabetes heart disease and all that comes with it.
Magazines: Reading the New York Review of Books New Yorker,
Books: Reading the Innovators, a history of the orignis of the computer and the Internet. Often read non-fiction (The Black Count, Imperial San Francisco, Emperor of Maladies, the UnWinding, Thinking Fast and Slow) and non-profit management -- Lean Startup, Forces for Good, Good to Great -- and a lot of mysteries, thrillers and sci-fi on the plane like Michael Connolly, George R.R. Martin, Lois McMaster Bujold, John Scalzi, Neal Stephenson. Favorites are old adventure novels -- Alexander Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo is my all time fave -- and historical fiction.
The six things I could never do without
The beach and the ocean, old close friends, NYRB, my road bike, both tender, gentle and passionate, intense sex, my twin girls
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The tragedy and sorrow of what the US has become with its racism, violence, and the potential for what it could be, how to make the world a better place (and making a living at the same time)
How happy I am after recovering from the emotional and financial wreckage of my divorce, living an amazing second half of my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
going to see movies/theatre/stand-up/out to eat, planning long weekend road cycling or sailboat trips , and sometimes going to Shabbat Services
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite the fact that I come across as very self-confident, articulate, and an extrovert I am also sweet, shy and sensitive
You should message me if
Are looking for a partner for the rest of your life. You are passionate about life, incredibly curious about everything, and want to share your passions and curiosity with someone else
You're smart, comfortable in your own skin, powerful (I am not only not intimiidated by strong powerful women, it is what I prefer). Upbeat, funny, positive and grateful
You are in decent physical shape and the beach, cycling or something outdoors and athletic plays a role in your life
you know how to communicate effectively in a relationship and have difficult conversations with love and compassion
You are comfortable being involved in a committed relationship with someone who still has young children, even if I have them only 25% of the time.