More about me: I'm very funny, smart and verbal. And modest. Really. Like Larry David, but nice (if that's possible.) I am kind and considerate and perceptive. And very dry and irreverent. I have three independent and brilliant kids, all out of college or in grad school. I was a newspaperman for most of my career until newspapers started dying. After leaving the Baltimore Sun, I co-wrote scripts for a couple years for a David Simon mini-series on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Now I'm a reporter for a web-site run by the Pew Chariable Trusts. I love conversation and debate. I'm very curious about people. I love movies -- especially "independent" ones -- plays and music. I can't be without a book (I hate to pick a number one, but Catch-22 and the Farewell to Arms are way up there.) I read The Times and The New Yorker, and -- my guilty pleasure-- Entertainment Weekly. I like restaurants, but not fancy ones. I don't much like bars because you can't hear conversation. That's why I like cafes. I prefer ethnic foods. I used to run everyday, but after injuries, switched to a Nordic Track. I grew up in Maine, which I hated then and love now. Even so, I have the sensibilities of a New Yorker. I love the bustle of the city, the diversity, the characters, the subways. I'm not exactly outgoing but I'm also not introverted. I love travelling and so much want someone to go with. I like the winter a whole lot more than the summer, but I'm game for anything outdoors. I love being around opinionated, confident people who like to bat around ideas and views. I am an odd combination of cynical and soft-hearted. I am not in the least fragile and take great pleasure in laughing at myself. I enjoy repartee, mixing it up. I hate cliche and platitudes and treacle. I also hate ignorance, racism, homophobia. My idealized view of the perfect woman? Terry Gross and Emmylou Harris.
I'm looking for someone who is warm, kind-hearted, loyal, forthright, opinionated, sexy, brave, and confident with an abundance of humor and sense of fun. I want someone who can be herself while also being with someone else, who can give wholeheartedly but receive wholeheartedly too. Someone who reads incessantly and has strong opinions but always is open to discussion. Someone eager to be a lover but also a devoted companion and who wants the same in return. Someone fierce and gentle, tough but gentle-hearted, loving but strong. I'll say it. I still hope to find the love of my life.
Movies: Doctor Zhivago, On the Waterfront, Coen Brothers, Woody, Mel, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Carole Lombard, Marx Brothers.
Music: Emmylou Harris, Springsteen, Gillian Welch, Low Anthem, Beyonce, Paul Simon, Sinatra, Gershwins, The Band.
Love all ethnic food. Spicy.
I didn't say water, but that's assumed, right?