docgotham
49 Nashville, United States
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My self-summary
Back on after a two-year hiatus.

Wow, my self description from two years ago seemed silly and self-indulgent.

I'm going to keep it simple. I am looking for friends for conversation, coffee, wine, and Belcourt films -- oh, and urban bicycling (meaning park-to-pub in normal clothes, not Highway 70 in spandex).

I live simply, don’t own a house, don’t own a car, don't own much at all -- I'm sort of a “Somerset Maugham-ish cheerful hobo.”

I run a small healthcare technology startup in Nashville, and I do work quite a bit, but I frequently end up leaving the office and biking around town to work from cafes.

I have a small health issue that probably won’t kill me anytime soon, but it did keep me out of the Marine Corps (I'm grateful in retrospect).

I try to be polite, but Facebook + election season has made that a challenge. I felt the Bern in the primaries, but will happily vote for HRC in the general.

Honestly, my sex drive is not super high. I need conversation more. But I am affectionate.

When it comes to romance and passion -- for those of us who have been around the block -- E. B. White nails it:

“Even after one has experienced love, one finds difficulty defining it. Likewise, one may define it and then have all kinds of trouble experiencing it, because, once having defined it, one is in too pompous a frame of mind ever again to submit to its sweet illusion. By and large, love is easier to experience before it has been explained — easier and cleaner. The same holds true of passion. Understanding the principles of passion is like knowing how to drive a car; once mastered, all is smoothed out; no more does one experience the feeling of perilous adventure, the misgivings, the diverting little hesitancies, the wrong turns, the false starts, the glorious insecurity. All is smoothed out, and all, so to speak, is lost.”

So, to conclude, I'd like to find friends, or a special friend, for food, wine, film, bicycling even, and conversation. I like to read, and I like to spend time with bookish people. That's it. Simple.
What I’m doing with my life
Making new things at the intersection of technology and healthcare. Trying to be a good friend and citizen.
I’m really good at
Listening, saying "yes, and...."
The first things people usually notice about me
Beard and backpack
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Philip Roth, Sam Lipsyte, Peter Taylor, Raymond Carver. Directors: Solondz, Tarkovsky, Herzog, Fassbinder. Music: Electronic, symphonic, jazz. Food: Southern Haute cuisine, Sonoran style Mexican, Dim sum, Ramen.
The six things I could never do without
coffee grinder
red wine
sunshine
bicycles
books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to solve problems. How to be a progressive who doesn't alienate my conservative friends on Facebook. Hard, hard.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm still recovering from the closing of Rumours 12 S. Yes, I know it's been a few years now. These days -- home early. But not after the Belcourt reopens!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I fantasize about having silly adventures in space.
You should message me if
you like to live with a warm little clutter of words and ideas, but not things.
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