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My self-summary
Maybe it’s a symptom of living in New York, but things like the smell of a book, the ceremony of playing a record, and my habitual two cups of morning coffee mean a lot to me. It’s not easy keeping pace with this town, so little things like these are my own way of stepping back and regaining composure. Then again, this might all be a symptom of having been in my mid-70s since childhood, too—I do like a good rocking chair, after all.

Whatever the case, it would be really great to meet somebody who can compliment that, and maybe even expand my horizons a bit. Who knows? We might end up being quite different from one another. But in return, I’ll do my best to expand yours, or at the very least pepper my commentary with references to old movies.

Drop me a line if you’d like to know more.*

*I considered using a “To Have and Have Not”/“Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” reference as a closing line, but that might’ve been a little too inside baseball.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m in advertising. When I’m not doing that, I enjoy the afore-mentioned reading and listening to music. (Actually, I’ve amassed a fairly decent vinyl collection.) The weekends I largely leave to chance, but I nearly always get in what is for me a long run back and forth across the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, with Blue Bottle coffee at the end. If you’re willing to come along and push me to run further, I’d welcome it.
I’m really good at
Anecdotes and aphorisms. Sticking my foot in my mouth. Amateur home repair and maintenance.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suspect it's that I look like the L.L. Bean catalog. If so, there's a good reason why.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Many, but I tend to come back to “Decline and Fall” by Evelyn Waugh, “Just Kids” by Patti Smith, and “Moby Dick.” At the moment, I’m working on “Beat to Quarters.”

Movies: If it’s a big, fun story, I’m for it. “Double Indemnity,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “The Sting,” “To Live and Die in L.A.,” the classic “Star Trek” movies, the “Rocky” franchise (number three is the best; let’s pretend the fifth never happened) and on and on.

Shows: Again, anything with a good story, from “The Rockford Files” and “Magnum P.I.” up to my current favorites, “Silicon Valley” and “Ray Donovan.” However, I’m not fan of “Game of Thrones” or anything else in the realm of fantasy, really.

Music: Gosh, there’s a lot. I skew rock, with lots of James Taylor and Steely Dan in the mix, but I listen primarily to classic hip hop, 80s and 90s alternative, and Yacht Rock, while dabbling in what some call synth wave or new retro wave. I once even produced a music documentary, if you can believe it. That said, I love "Double Time" by Leon Redbone—it's one of the jewels in my vinyl crown.

Food: I like a good sandwich.
The six things I could never do without
Cape Cod. That’s where I feel most like myself, at any time of year.

My Jeep. It’s taken me to all five boroughs, 17 states, and both coasts.

Sailboats. I admire their inherent grace and steadfastness; too bad I can’t say the same for myself in the face of seasickness.

Dogs. They’re reminders to commit fully to whatever you do, even if it’s taking a nap.

Work. Much of how I define myself is dictated by my career; I admit that’s not always a good thing.

Physical challenges. There’s a competitive streak in me that needs to be satisfied, however my lower back doesn't always share that enthusiasm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
One question: How’s it going to end?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably at home, maybe after a drink or two with a friend. I’m really not one to rage, Friday or any other night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sorry—I play those cards close to the chest. But after I get to know someone, I’ll show my hand.
You should message me if
You’re open to possibilities, you have a mind of your own, and you have the intestinal fortitude to make it all the way to the end of my profile.