PhilPhilpal
66 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
So here's my thumbnail: I'm a writer, a photographer, a musician, a tennis player and a golfer. I moved around the country a lot as an aspiring journalist, but I came to New York more than 25 years ago and I have no plans to leave.

I love music, movies, politics and baseball. I read a lot, including the Times regularly, and I listen to NPR every day. I admit it--I'm a news junkie. I like all kinds of music--jazz, pop, folk, blue grass--and I've been playing the piano since I was able to read music.

I pull my camera out when it's sunny and the sun is low in the sky and I'm always looking for that perfect moment when light and subject align. I was a newspaper reporter for many years, then moved into politics, p.r. and now academia. I've published two novels -- both political thrillers. I prefer substantive conversations to small talk and I like women who are curious about the world around them.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing, reading, trying to break 90 on the golf course ...
I’m really good at
Writing, bridge, tennis and political trivia
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Plot Against America, The Last Jew, the Book of Daniel, the Power Broker, Master of the Senate, Team of Rivals, Money Ball, All the Kings Men
Music - David Garrett, John McCutchen, James Taylor, Bela Fleck, Southside Johnny, Phil Ochs, Claude Bolling, Judy Collins, Stan Getz, Paul Simon, George Winston, Beethoven, John Schmitt
Movies - The Graduate, Davs of Heaven, Children of Men, the King of Comedy, the Sting, the Reader, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Lawrence of Arabia
TV - Mad Men, Doctor Who, the Good Wife, Copper, The Hour, Homeland. Continuum, House, Downton Abbey, Elementary, Ripper Street
The six things I could never do without
The New York Times
My iPhone
My piano
My camera
My golf clubs
Chocolate chip cookies
You should message me if
...you're interesting and curious and interested in exploring the world around us...
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