45Metairie, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a passionate, independent guy currently running back and forth between two worlds (country and city) after acquiring some property in Arkansas. I spend most of my time these days in NOLA but have a retreat in the Ouachita National Forest that I love to visit. I've been running my own businesses for many years. I recently took on what I and others have thought was a crazy idea: take an old church building and turn it into a private club/studio celebrating art + technology + vintage arcade/pinball. For the last 8 months I've been renovating this Katrina-destroyed building and it's finally started to take shape.

My friends say I have many diverse interests. I can be creative, musical, have good business sense, intelligent and outspoken as well as soft and considerate. It all depends upon the scenario. I've spent much of my younger years focusing on my career and I'm now learning to slow down and have fun and hopefully find some cool people to spend time with and maybe a special someone.

I usually don't spend much time these days perusing the online meet-market, but if you are intrigued and would like to find out more about me, please don't be afraid to contact me. I recently dusted off this long-abandoned profile.
What I’m doing with my life
At this point in my life I can probably safely say I've managed to elevate to an art form, the concept of taking ones hobbies, dreams and desires and turning them into vocations and profit centers. Traditional business models kinda bore me, and I'm now off in never-never land doing some cool stuff.

My friends are pressuring me to get out and be more social... so here I am.
I’m really good at
I love music (play many different instruments and have performed all over with a variety of groups/styles), computers and technical stuff like software engineering (awarded "Editor's Choice" in PC Magazine for software I wrote). I've written a few well-known tech books. I'm always willing to learn something new. My interests and hobbies include: scuba, motorcycles, fine wine, woodworking, construction and DIY projects, stained glass and other types of glasswork, games, MTG, welding, philosophy, psychology, religion, debate, travel, outdoors, camping, etc., etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my sharp sense of humor, passion and intensity. I'll never be the dumbest guy in the room.

Also I have two very awesome mini Australian Shepherds that are my kids. I've had one-litter of puppies that instantly sold, but I may have another batch of puppies some time in the future.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have been making my own media these days. I've got a few web sites, blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels, covering everything from social activism to education to political commentary. You have to inquire to find out more.

As for established media, I can't say I spend a lot of time watching tv, movies or the latest commercial stuff they're hawking on Oprah. I'm open to exploring these things and welcome someone showing me some cool new content, but in lieu of that, I often make my own.

Food however, is another story. I love the art of cooking. I'm currently totally obsessed with Vietnamese food. I can eat Pho all day, but I enjoy a wide variety of cooking, and love to cook myself as well as make my own ingredients, do canning and preserving, smoking meats, making beef jerky, etc.
Six things I could never do without
I like to believe what makes us humans so special is that we are adaptive and resilient, and ultimately CAN "do without" a whole lot and still make due. This was made all the more poignant as I watched so many friends lose everything they owned after Katrina, and still end up doing well and as happy as they'd ever been. As a result, I like to think that the need to cling to material things is more of a hindrance than something to celebrate and judge each other by.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
creative ways to go from point A to B.
On a typical Friday night I am
Creating or sharing something, or exploring someplace new either in the physical or the intellectual realm.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've lost the will to do the whole "dating" thing. My friends keep encouraging me to be more social and "put myself out there" but I don't seem to have the stomach to wade through seas of self-absorbed people trolling for babby-daddys, attention, drunk-buddies, or benefactors.

I know there are great women out there. I just don't seem to meet them. And I know that if I don't try, I won't get to where I'd like to be, but sometimes it just seems like I'm better off spending time with friends and not pursuing anything romantic. I'm still open to the possibilities, but I guess you could say I'm losing faith there is a "Ms Right" and rather than dwell on what's missing, I instead focus on what I can do with what I have.
You should message me if
You are looking for a new, interesting friend, and maybe more.
The two of us