Romantic-cynic
54 Williamstown, United States
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My self-summary
Divorced and ready to move forward. I have been a teacher of theater and film for 35 years as well as a play director for even longer. I am now exploring filmmaking and returning to photography and creative writing with excitement. I love engaging in conversations with people, and miss teaching students full time, but don't miss the other stresses of public education. I look and act younger (in a good way, I hope) than my numerical age -- good genes, I guess. See below as my loves and interests are part of me. I am spiritual but not part of an organized religion, and I am seeking to know more about this mysterious life. But one thing seems certain: the journey is better in pairs than alone -- providing you can find the right one.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing (creatively and critically), making a documentary film, coaching acting, hoping to teach again (part time), directing, hoping to act and direct again.
I’m really good at
Teaching, directing plays, coaching acting, photography, movies, writing, creative endeavors, being supportive and faithful, trust, being dependable, listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
My baldness, beard, and Mediterranean looks. Then, that I am well-spoken, polite and intelligent. I am taken for being a professor, psychiatrist or creative type.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many! Movies: The Third Man, Casablanca, Vertigo, strangers on a Train, Paths of Glory, The Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Dr. Strangelove, Brief Encounter, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Red Cliff, Big Fish, classic horror and mystery films, Duck Soup, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...all films by Kurosawa, David Lean, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Zhang Yimou, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Fellini... Films starring Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, George C. Scott, Peter Cushing, Humphrey Bogart... Too big a list!
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, The World According to Garp, Candide, the Collected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Waiting for Godot, Cyrano de Bergerac, plays by Kaufman and Hart, Women in Love, Lolita, plays by Moliere as translated by Wilbur, poetry of Richard Wilbur and Robert Frost, books by DH Lawrence, Christopher Hitchens, Dickens, Lisa See...
Music: Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, the Beatles, Dean Martin, film scores and Broadway show tunes, Chinese Pipa music, the James Bond theme, Moon River, As Time Goes By, Louis Armstrong, Unchained Melody, Pachebal's Canon, the theme to Halloween!
Food: Italian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, German, Indian, seafood, vegetables (sweet potatoes!), chocolate...
The six things I could never do without
Friends, films, freedom, five senses, love, a laptop computer -- not in that necessary order!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Wan-Jin, the future, films and art that move me, things I want to change or affect, time....
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to dinner or a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If it is private, then it should be reserved for one who gets to know me at least a little better, right?
You should message me if
You seek a possible long term relationship or a friendship that is more than cyber!
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