42 Baton Rouge, United States
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My self-summary
There are a few basic things that you gotta know about me.

a) I have an ex-girlfriend's club. It's a real thing, they have a Facebook page and everything. I tend to stay friends with my ex's because I try not to date jerks. My philosophy of dating is sorta simple - I like to meet new people. If we work as a couple, great! If not, hopefully I've made a new friend. I've found that as I get older, friends are precious things.

b) I do the weird things. I like German longsword fencing. I'm starting blacksmithing. I'm a project manager at LSU. I game. I play D&D. I like shooting sports and hunting.

c) I'm pretty involved with my church, the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. However. I'm not a Christian - I'm a weird mix of Pagan, Monotheist, and Taoist. If you ask me to explain, I probably can't. My relationship with the Ineffable Other is so multi-facetted that I'm just hoping that I get a few extra lives to make sense of it all.

d) I have a daughter who lives with her mom here in town. She comes first. Always.

e) Most of my friends are pretty non-conformist and weirdly enough, LGBTQ. If those letters in that order freak you out, then we are not a good match.

f) I'm goofy as shit and am a complete dork. Seriously.

g) I'm an extroverted introvert. I like to go do things and be out, but I have to have some quiet time to recharge when I get back. I'll go chill out watching netflix or go into my cave to play some computer games. Gimme a few hours, I'll be back to myself. :)

h) I'm a strange mix of highbrow and lowbrow. I love PBS and Nova documentaries, but I'll also watch something like Blue Mountain State. Go figure.

i) I'm too liberal for the conservatives and too conservative for the liberals.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a new job at LSU as construction project manager and electrical designer.... Maybe going back to school for an engineering degree.

I'm trying to get my guitar playing chops back to where they once were.

I play lots of games. I'm a geek, I admit it. If you like old school pen and paper RPG's with dice, friends, and booze, then we'll get along great. If you don't like those things, we probably will still get along great. :)
I’m really good at
Listening, cooking, being quiet, reflecting, volunteering.
The first things people usually notice about me
I dunno. You tell me....but I've been told I light up a room when I walk into it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My bookshelf has a huge selection of material: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Military history, history, art, religion, philosophy, and music. There are a small group of books that have really changed the way I look at the world: "I Heard the Owl Call My Name", "The Great Divorce", "To Kill a Mockingbird", The Tao Te Ching, "Stranger in a Strange Land". Strangely enough, I'm also a fan of Louis L'amour

TV Shows: Mad Men, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Food network, Buffy, Firefly.

I love all types of food and am always willing to try something new. I love to cook (and it shows...) and love to fix a new recipe for friends.

Movies I love: The Mission; Hot Fuzz, The Fifth Element, Almost Famous, anything by Mel Brooks, Star Wars (not the prequels!), The Last Samuri.

Music: you will find just about anything in my itunes library. Sinatra to Zeppelin; Eminem to Gregorian Chant; Bach to bluegrass. You will not find, however, current country music (bleah), nor will you find opera.
The six things I could never do without
Streaming Music
my guitar
my own space
A good kitchen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Learning blacksmithing.

Life the Universe and Everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home. Help me change that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It used to be that I still had one of my baby teeth, but it finally fell out after 41 years! So long, little buddy! :D
You should message me if
If you are interesting and don't mind a person who has some scars and stories of life, both good and bad.