"Well, at least he's not a creep."
"Intermittently attentive and oblivious."
"If he ever needs a character witness, I would happily testify that Stephen is one colorful character."
"A witty conversationalist with an endearing heart."
Self-summary (Oh, that was the question)
I am (or, at least think of myself as) confident but not cocky, highly educated but not pretentious, accommodating but not passive, irreverent but not insulting, and highly analytical and inquisitive. And I have very high standards of ethics, integrity, and morality.
I read voraciously, including history, silly fiction, and serious fiction. I have published a couple of dozen articles in economic and legal journals, but I much prefer writing humorous short stories. Last year I had great fun producing a play I wrote, an alternative history / dark comedy, that we did five performances of at the DC Capital Fringe Festival.
I exercise at least an hour per day, most frequently at the gym and on the bicycle trails. Last year I got serious and lost a great deal of weight. Feels wonderful to be thin again.
And I do volunteer teaching of a GED prep class at a DC YWCA. I have travelled to 20 countries and 35 states.
(not really, but it is such an outrageously politically incorrect hobby that I am thinking of taking it up.)
Books: history (mostly 20th century), David Lodge, Christopher Moore, Tim Dorsey, Hunter S. Thompson, George Bernard Shaw, Kurt Vonnegut.
(Envy didn't make the cut. I don't really envy anyone.)