Divorced since 2011, work full-time as a writer/editor and do some freelancing as well.
If I filled out an order form for a new companion, the first item would be "Communication" -- you always want what you never had, so this is of the utmost importance to me. If you want to be with me, you must be OK with sharing your thoughts and emotions. What I mean is: talk to me, please; just talk to me.
Second on the menu would be "Make me laugh, and laugh with me." I love a good joke, and I love funny guys. And don't judge me for what I say or how I say it, when we're alone. When we're not alone, I promise never to embarrass you.
Let me put this out front right now: I admire President Obama, a lot. Is he perfect? Nope. And I now believe he needed more political experience than he had, prior to election. But after this country suffered through 8 years of the stupidest president imaginable, we at last have a leader who is brilliant, studious, and a true man of the world. I understand that he is not perfect, but I admire him nevertheless. You don't have to agree with all of his positions but you must admit that he is thoughtful and intelligent.
Spare time: I love the Yankees, UConn basketball, and March Madness. If you admire the Red Sox, I can deal with that (grr). Post-Boston Marathon horror, I have softened my stance on a few things (e.g., Red Sox fans). On the other hand, I have hardened my stance on a few others (e.g., jihadists who murder and maim the innocent after years of enjoying their freedom here).
I have no religious beliefs except Do Unto Others, and if at all possible, Be Kind.
I am witty, loyal, and both bold and shy. I'm lonely but not desperate. I want someone to talk to, someone to walk toward while we smile at each other.
Movies: Basically anything with a smart screenplay. Zero Dark Thirty, The Bourne series, The Contender, Pulp Fiction, Michael Clayton, The Natural, The Sting, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, too many to list; TV: GoT, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Law & Order reruns, which I could watch 24/7.
Music: 70's rock, the Who, U2, R.E.M, Pearl Jam, Beatles
Food: Meat and potatoes, bleu cheese dressing, pancakes, chicken pot pie. These are not my staples; these are my dream foods. I pretty much live on Lean Cuisines, salads, yogurt and nuts. About once a month I treat myself to my own blueberry pancakes on a Sunday morning... yum.
-My self respect
-The first spring day when the trees are greening up and the air is as soft as a mother's kiss
-The idea that somehow, somewhere, someone will love me again