54 Westfield, United States
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My self-summary
Short, earnest, worldly professional; I always try to be chivalrous and a gentleman. Have passion for wine, classic movies, animals [especially dogs], exploring cities, discovering restaurants, understanding the latest scientific knowledge and the NY METS.
Would love to communicate with an optimistic, intelligent, creative woman, with inexhaustible curiosity and a good laugh… that laughs a lot.
I believe in kindness; the best tools; keeping family and friends, laughing and thriving; stimulating work; leather bound books; fighting injustice; live music in small venues; over tipping; really good towels and pillows; and that the most important things in life are the people with whom we choose to share it.
Love browsing bookstores and antique shops, savoring local cuisines, exploring museums, going to small clubs and bistros, experiencing whatever makes a particular place unique.
My friends would describe me as optimistic, curious, imaginative, empathetic and kind...with the resilience of a cartoon character, a sexy voice, and a compelling appreciation of excellence in all areas.
What I’m doing with my life
An MD that specializes in Preventive Medicine and Nutrition. I spend much of my time setting up programs for companies that actually care about the health of their employees; and, writing articles and flying about the country for speaking engagements. It is both fulfilling and frustrating; misconceptions about nutrition abound. (Here's a tip: only animals contain cholesterol, never plants. All pickles were always non-cholesterol, if your potato chips have cholesterol, they were fried in beef tallow.)
Every once in a while, I get to give a talk or seminar on chocolateorhypnosis; much more fun, fascinating and entertaining than cardiac risk factors or secondhand smoke.
A few times a year I compete in a Poker Tournaments in the US, Europe or the Caribbean. I've been lucky enough to finish in the money in several World Series of Pokerevents. But the best part is I get to explore a couple of new cities every year. I love the poker tournaments because they are so egalitarian. You meet people from a diverse array of cultures, occupations, book and street knowledge and life experience. I have befriended many dynamic personalities I never would have encountered in my everyday life.
I’m really good at
Showing Up ... [As Woody Allen says: "Showing up is 80% of life."]
Problem solving, poker, banter, empathy, making others feel comfortable, finding the humor in most things

I am esppecially NOT good at languages. The French and Spanish in the details section refer specifically to "Movie French," and "Emergency Room Spanish." ER Spanish means if you have an ache or pain, I know enough poorly pronounced Spanish to make a diagnosis, but would not even be able to order from the menu in a Madrid restaurant. And having seen so much French and Italian Cinema, I can understand them pretty well but cannot speak them at all. However, on the bright side, no problems negotiating French or Italian menus thanks to years of hands on experience.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm short, but seem not to realize it.
I'm verbal
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Love classic movies from the 30s, 40s and think B&W is beautiful. Prefer films with plot and dialogue to car crashes and special effects; Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, The Thin Man Series,Sullivan’s Travels, Two for the Road, Arthur, Moonstruck, Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet, early Hitchcock, all Billy Wilder, most Film Noir, Truffaut especially Day for Night,Love Actually,, Stranger Than Fiction, Stuntman, Secretary, Miracle on 34TH Street, Hannah & Her Sisters, Lion in Winter, Notorious, My Cousin Vinny, and Steve Martin's My Blue Heaven. Hated the 3 Stooges, even as a child.

Books: Jane Austen; Vonnegut; Anais Nin; British Mysteries, Dashiell Hammett; Salinger's "The Laughing Man;" Dickens; liked F. Scott Fitzgerald's first book, This Side of Paradise, more than The Great Gatsby; Dorothy Parker; Biographies; Medical Journals and the Sunday NY Times. (if you have ever counted NINAs hidden within the Hirschfeld drawings in the Arts & Leisure section, I'd be interested in learning how you found out about them)

Food: French, Italian, Thai, Sushi, Grand Marnier Souffles, Chocolate. Often try to indulge in lingering meals accompanied by stimulating conversation, live music and interesting wine; but would like to find the woman that makes being entangled on the couch with popcorn and a Buffy DVD just as grand.

TV CURRENT: BONES; CASTLE; Game of Thrones, the Daily Show; Mad Men, BBC, Mystery & Masterpiece Theater, Downton Abbey, Masters of Sex.
YESTERYEARS: Buffy, Angel, Firefly; Seinfeld; X-Files, House, Columbo, Due South; Picket Fences, The UK mini-series The Darling Buds of May and Lost in Austen (refers to the writer, not the city). British series Absolutely Fabulous, Murder in Suburbia and Jonathan Creek.

I have a soft spot for the sophisticated lyrics of songwriters like Cole Porter and George & Ira Gershwin. Every few months I frequent one of the NY or Vegas Clubs, like the Cafe Carlyle or Algonquin to hear great cabaret singers purr 1930s standards.
Singer/songwriters like Harry Chapin & Taylor Swift; Patsy Cline_classic country
The six things I could never do without
Learning new stuff
my Border Collie
Movies and/or Books with elegant plots and witty dialogue
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I still believe in, and would like to find, soulmate chemistry; but as the following anecdote illustrates, it’s rare:
An Interviewer asks a 55-year-old man: “How come you never married?”
He answers: “I was waiting for the perfect woman.”
Interviewer: “You mean with all the women you’ve dated, you never came across one that was perfect for you?
He: “Well yes, I have...many.”
Interviewer: “And!...What happened?”
He: “Nothing...They were waiting for the perfect man.”
On a typical Friday night I am
out to supper or in an airport
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate, and I mean, REALLY HATE to give my dog her daily insulin shots. I can't stand having to hurt her and not being able to explain to her, why, in a way she could understand.

I am a liberal; I am bothered by injustice of any type and will usually try to combat it, if at all possible. I do NOT see myself voting Republican anytime soon. So not a good match for political conservatives or religious fundamentalists.

I wholeheartedly agree with Adam in Mark Twain’s "Diary of Adam & Eve," when he said "I'd rather be out of the garden with her, than in the garden without her."
and, with the advice Juliet’s nursemaid gave her as she was leaving to rendezvous with Romeo: “Seek happy nights, for happy days.”
You should message me if
You want to discuss.

You are an optimistic, creative woman with inexhaustible curiosity, good posture and a mischievous glint in your eye. Someone who appreciates fine dining, loves to travel, and yearns to continue learning and experiencing new things. A woman with an easy genuine laugh...that laughs a lot. Ideally, looking for the winsome elegance ofAudrey Hepburnwith the grit ofJodie Foster.

Would also like to hear from anyone who has a passion for the Joss Whedon shows Buffy, Angel or Firefly... hard to find people in my age bracket who have even seen the shows.