A writer, in some modes, a thinker and analyst in others. An engineer and lawyer by education, with current work that includes a derivative of both -- after Katrina, work is where my laptop sits.
Willing to look beyond the horizon for my dreams.
I love to hike, dance to zydeco music, and watch butterflies encountered on a walk or bees in a garden.
Since Katrina, I lived and worked for extended periods around the country, from the Berkshires, to Maryland, Texas, CA, DC, NY and WV. Grew up on LI, brother in NYC, sister in Portland ME, close cousins in Boca Raton and Atlanta.
A likely partner would welcome: NPR news on the radio; reading the New York Times online; open, engaging communication; TED talks, and; learning always. While my ideal daydream is our family, with yours too if you already have kids, I won't discount the possibility that I might meet someone, somewhere, and we won't be having kids.
I am fully mobile -- I can fairly and easily commit to being where you are, if I am lucky and find you.
What I would do with my life if every bit of Karma was aligned
Write, share raising a family, build fine furniture, win the lottery, all in the presence of mountains and seasons. But while daydreams are perfect, life isn't. I'll take a fair percentage....
And what I would suggest if every bit of Karma is aligned
Suggest to my perfect match that we cut short the effort, and together run through the 36 questions (See the NYTimes.Com)
Understanding people and how things work; or why they broke. Forensic analysis, motive, philosophy, gadgets.
Using tools. Color mix, paint.
Zydeco dancing; playing the fiddle to Zydeco music. I've even played at the Rock N Bowl in New Orleans on Thursdays with the bands that come through. A bonus: I can zydeco dance with someone and play the violin at the same time.
Movies: A tough call: Cinema Paradiso, The Red Violin, Everything is Illuminated, Life of Pi. Shakespeare in Love. Oh Brother Where Art Thou (it has the music, too). The recent, modern Sherlock Holmes, as "Sherlock" on PBS. It could happen to you, to reinforce good-people-win theology.
Food: Anything prepared well. New Orleans spoiled me.
Books: Godel Escher Bach: ranks high with others, but if you know that book, then you're a rare soul. Gabriella, Cinnamon and Clove -- I remember that everything seemed to work out, in the end. Short stories by Nathan Englander, Issac Singer or Mark Twain.
Then, too: NYT, NPR or PRI. RadioLab
Me and my: car, laptop, digital camera, cellphone and, 3 days of clothes. Apparently, I can do without the raincoat, since I've since misplaced it.
The inferences available? I need to think and communicate with my self and others, and stay dry and warm.
Then, there is music/harmony, dance, friends, really good food, sunlight and warm air. Snow would be a nice addition, and seasons. Mountains.
Sometimes, I dream about living in the mountains, recalling the times I've spent between N Ga and the tip of NH. Oddly, I never made an affirmative decision to live in New Orleans; but it's soul is warm and tolerant.
I look out from my south-facing house, and watch the sun go from full left, to full right. A place to plant a garden. A place to see the snow, and feel the heat of summer. A place to get lost in the hike during any of the seasons, with enough access to find completely new avenues, and retread old ones. A place to share all that -- all of it -- with someone that will revel with me in waking together, day after day.
Or traveling across the country with a DSLR and some lavaliers, and recording interviews with folks off the beaten path.
Two radically different people, a man and a woman, form a wonderful, lasting partnership, precisely because of what makes a partnership -- a true partnership -- elementally successful: that each partner may excel in some skills over the other, and thus the two, together, accumulate skills and effort that one individual can not match.
When two people discover that they have such an overlap, they "fit", and they sustain their relationship when they recognize this, and, as well, accept and accommodate those moments when they both have skills in a single area of current interest...
Appreciation for community
Physically active, healthy
Flavors, crafted in our kitchen, or tasty bits around town
Building Krewe float
Midnight trips to the edge of nowhere for midnight meteor
Waking to sunlight, streaming in the windows, daydreams met, day by day, day after day for the long term.
Quiet moments near each other
Exuberant moments, even closer
Welcoming an interest in having family/children, yours too, if you have
Education, curiosity, creativity, playfulness
We're creative, playful, smart, active -- I want an equal in spirit and in life.
You might want family, with me.
You read all this, and figure we could be friends.
You want karma in your life, and know a woman who wants (the likes of) me . . .