I am happy; confident yet humble; a gentleman, with a mischievous smirk. I live life to the fullest, the proverbial stopping to smell the roses..........and there are a lot of roses out there. I do this daily, come join :).
The simple stuff: I'm tall, so I hit my head a lot and don't fit in many cars or most economy class seats in planes. :). I love the city, but do escape when I can to a farmhouse I own on the Delaware River and perhaps am really more of a country person at heart. I have a very solid group of friends and family that I know will always be there and that ground me.
I love peace and tranquility, learning, experiencing new things. Travel is like my imagination played out in real life. I've lived in Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Amman........and there are other places on the list I'd consider...........in fact a few months a year in Paris or Rome is a serious consideration later in life if a counterpart doesn't come up with a better idea ;). I love art, good books, good film; another escape into my imagination.
My work includes seeing patients in the emergency room, teaching graduate students, and working on a project in 17 countries in Africa. It's pretty cool :) I'm a very easy going and happy person; I really don't make a big deal about the little stuff.
I'm active, cycle, play in a winter basketball league, and occasionally head to the gym; thinking about getting into more long distance rides (I hate running :) ) and kayaking out at the river.
My brother and has family, including one niece and one nephew, live in Westchester. I have a great relationship with my parents who are still in the Midwest and together since 1965, happily! I'm passionate about cooking, and spent time improving at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris for 3 months. Wine, Belgian beer, and brown liquor make me happy.
In addition to the Baudelaire quote, I love the following that I think also over a glimpse into my brain:
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”--E.B. White
" Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing"--Arundhati Roy
Films........ahhh, so many. I try to see at last a film every couple weeks, sometimes more often. A passion of mine.
Music--played classical on the piano for about 10 years, still love it, but my tastes are varied. Also tried my hand at flamenco guitar. Go to New Orleans for Jazz Fest every year, love live music in general. A Love Supreme and Kind of Blue are tremendous albums. Have been 3 Xs to Ibiza and danced all night, fun fun :).......but those days are probably long over!
Food and art. This will require a long and fun discussion.