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My self-summary
Quiet and reserved at first, but beneath the reserved surface, I am quite open in comfortable settings, once rapport is established.

I appreciate musical and visual arts in a deep and intuitive way, but without maintaining much of a repertoire of what, who, when, and where. Exception: a deeply memorable performance by cellist Lynn Harrell and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, of the Ligeti Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, one Sunday afternoon years ago.

Forgive a neophyte's enthusiasms, but I began going to yoga classes a year ago and am somewhat addicted now, to a diversity of instructors and their styles. Some of this brings back memories of gymnastics circa age five. I credit yoga with a step-function improvement in certain crucial windsurfing skills, and in coordinated functional fitness that machine exercises were not doing much for.

My life path has been atypical, with a significant past interval having been occupied with caregiving for a parent.

Engineer by day, medium/low-skilled windsurfer and occasional paddleboarder for recreation. I experiment in an arcane area of ceramics that exercises a penchant for alchemy.
What I’m doing with my life
Work, windsurf, yoga, gym, look for partner, sometimes travel.

Current inexplicable interest: experimenting with a narrow aspect of ceramics. Test articles are firing as I write this.
I’m really good at
Education is in physics, work is in engineering. I am good at solving obscure and difficult technical problems by dogged determination, quantitative methods, and systematic elimination. That is not compelling dating site material, but it is the truth.

Conversation in quiet settings. Appreciation of the beauty of nature, music and arts. On fortunate occasions, photography.

When committed: being there and doing whatever it takes.
The first things people usually notice about me
Brevity in profile writing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books on scientific subjects and diverse interests of the moment are my mainstays.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was concurrently fascinating and enlightening, though in a harrowing way.

Classical and early music are my enduring favorites since childhood. In popular music I especially like Lucinda Williams, and liked Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance while they were active. I like Julieta Venegas. Richard Thompson is outstanding live. I like much world music. EBM/aggrotech I like as gym music. Abstract jazz mostly irritates me.

I'll eat anything except stewed tomatoes. Strong preference for fish. I like most ethnic food types. I could almost go veg if I could cheat with fish.

The only TV programs that I watch regularly are CNBC morning business and markets report, Nova, and Frontline.

I especially like foreign language movies with subtitles. Silver Linings Playbook was excellent. Most moving movie in semi-recent memory (appears to be 11 years ago but seems much nearer in time): Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Six things I could never do without
Books and the ideas and stories within them.
Music, especially classical and early music.
You, somewhere out there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hiring a photographer to take a better profile picture.

What happens when liquid fuels become scarce.
On a typical Friday night I am
In yoga class until 5:30PM then hoping to go out, or getting prepared to have fun in the weekend wind, if it arrives.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is there anything more private than DNA? No longer.

If I were to have a child with myself, a DNA testing service says that it would be lactose intolerant, have wet earwax, and have a 73% chance of blue eyes.
The two of us