67 Silver Spring, United States
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My self-summary
Yes, "Really Nice Guy" is true. I'm a SJM 66, smart, funny, personable, balanced and with less than the average number of hang-ups at our age. Although at first glance I may appear overly based in reason and logic, there's a softy not far below the surface. You're most definitely smart, friendly, funny, kind, connected to the world, at least somewhat vocal, well-read. You're likely a professional, but not obsessively so, as seems to be so often the case in this city. Physical specs may be irrelevant in favor of other attributes. You're adventurous enough to at least try all sorts of world cuisines, trips to interesting-sounding places, foreign films, jazz groups we haven't heard before, weekends away and times alone together, exploring each other mind, body and spirit. Liberal politics is nice (but Carville and Matalin seem to have overcome that difference). Most important is that you are a genuinely nice and nicely genuine person, who would like to get to know a person like me.
What I’m doing with my life
After three careers (which I'll bore you to tears telling you about) it's finally time to declare victory and move on -- I retired Nov 30, 2012! I'm on the board and planning group of the Downtown Silver Spring Senior Village ( which, if it flies, will help seniors in my neighborhood age in place.
I’m really good at
analytical thinking (considering my scientific background) and insight into ideas and people. Oh, and I'm a pretty damn good kisser, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
It doesn't take long till people notice that yes, actually I **am** a nice guy. I think people like my senses of humor and realism, as well as how smart I am...and I can write pretty well too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a jazz music fan. This past July I went to the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, a festival I've wanted to go to for years. And yes, it was very much worth the trip. Fave author: Paul Theroux; fave food: Middle Eastern. Movie venue: Bethesda Row, the Avalon or AFI/Silver. You get the picture.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends, jazz music, classical guitar music (though I have talent in neither), a current passport, a few local ethnic restaurants, the Washington Post every day. Is that six? Oh, and very soon, you!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my next trip. It's going to be two weeks in Provence and nearby Spain.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll admit it when I get to know you a little better.
You should message me if
Write me if you're at least a little intrigued about what you've seen here.