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My self-summary
I recognize there are many things in life that are more fun with a partner. I'm hoping to meet someone who enjoys urban adventures as much as hiking through a woods, watching a movie on the couch or dressing up for a "mystery date", and sees value in regular exercise and eating healthy. I'm game for some casual dating, but in time, do hope to find a long-term partner.
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For those that dig personality profiles, I believe I'm an INFP. :)
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Raised Catholic, am basically sorta Golden Rule spiritual, but not a practicing any sort of religion - OKC didn't give me that kind of option, so I thought I should mention...
What I’m doing with my life
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I've been self-employed as an editorial/commercial photographer since 2001. It's demanding in the sense that self-employment requires a lot dedication, patience, people-skills, and a willingness to take risk.

Besides working for myself, I serve on the board of directors of Local First Milwaukee and volunteer weekly at Literacy Services of WI.
I organize the MKE Comicbook Meetup - a sort of book-club, but for folks who read comicbooks! :) I help organize the MKE Creatives Meetup as well - a monthly networking session for independently employed creatives.

In my spare time, I like to trail-run, go to the movies, bike-ride, do some yoga and tai chi. I also try to read pretty regularly - novels, comic books, magazines, blog-posts. I like to go out, but more so to culture sort of events, than sporting events, in general.
I’m really good at
Being open to new ideas.
Trying new recipes.
Well, not real good, but I'm OK at swing-dancing and see dancing with a gal as a real special thing.
A variety of facial-hair, though I actually tend to prefer being clean-shaven.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to be an "includer", in that I like to make people feel valued and heard. I like to be a good listener and be focused on the person I'm interacting with.
If we're just discussing appearances, someone might notice my hands or shoulders (it's been suggested that they're pretty acceptable).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:...I read pretty regularly, so whatever I'm reading at the moment. I keep a listing of the books I read at my haiku-blog. I've been a fan of Marvel comicbooks since I was a little kid.
MOST RECENT BOOK: "A Time of Terror" and "Wisconsin at War"
CURRENTLY READING: The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker.

Movies: "Shaun of the Dead", "Im Juli", "Unbreakable", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" "Cuban Fury" If Simon Pegg is in it, I will probably enjoy the film. Not afraid of sub-titles nor horror films or rom-coms. In fact, I enjoy them all quite a bit.

Music: Capital Cities, Seeed, Hot Chip, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fitz and the Tantrums, Moon Hooch, Chic Gamine, Stereo MCs, Lily Allen, The Streets, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Bitter/Sweet

TV Shows: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, The Mindy Project, original The Office, Archer, Galavant. I've watched Doctor Who, but not as much as I'd like.

Food: just about anything, but especially pasta, things with a peanut sauce, things that are FRESH, more veggies than meat. Am trying to eat healthier - smaller portions, better food, less processed food.
Six things I could never do without
My running shoes.
My camera.
A pad and pen.
A good book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...if I'm being conscious about what I'm: Doing, Eating, Thinking, because I believe those three things factor in BIG to my general well-being
...when I'm going to learn to play that clarinet I bought at a flea market years ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
Some nights I'm out, some nights I'm in. As long as I'm in good company, I can find enjoyment in most things. That said, you're not likely to find me at a sporting event, but maybe at a play, roller derby match, a Turner Hall/Riverside concert, or a good movie at the Oriental or Downer Theaters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes my intentions are better than my follow-through.
You should message me if
If you're curious, if you don't mind not having all the answers and enjoy looking at/thinking about the questions, if you want to spend some time with someone who's trying to live and work by his values.
The two of us