59Raleigh, United States
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My self-summary
I am a divorced, self-complete, non-possessive, entrepreneurial father of one nearly adult daughter. My life is full in so many ways and though at times challenging for me, it is probably more so for those who wish to know me. My regular, long duration, trips between Raleigh and San Jose are over now that I have moved that part of my business here. But my life as an entrepreneur is still consumed with a lot of responsibilities that contribute to the difficulty of starting and maintaining new friendships. But as a guy that tends to make lemonade (and margaritas) from the lemons sent my way, I do find ways to keep myself entertained. Skating is a primary means to decompress; primarily road and trail skating these days. It is as natural as breathing to me. I would write “Zen and the Art of Skating” if someone else had not already done it.

I approach relationships on the notion that people are not possessions. I practice a lifestyle that some refer to as polyamory. If you are not familiar there is a wealth of information available in books and on the web. I strive to be open and communicative and have found that this engenders an authentic sense of security. I welcome the opportunity to experience companionship in various forms and expect that the people in my life will flourish; nurtured by the opportunity to explore whatever interests them. I try to surround myself with strong, free thinkers who like exploring outside the boundaries of the normal. I want to be with people who can be independent with me.

I am a highly functional introvert. Some people think I am an extrovert, but they have mistaken my self-confidence. I reenergize through a connection to self and my connection to individuals. I love a good party, but at the end of the day what recharges me is a connection to someone like you.

If I were a web page, this might be my tag list:

Tall, smart, attractive, sensual, skater, craftsman, designer, left and right brainer, artistic, happy, functionally introverted, perceiver, thinker, fast, balanced, leader, entrepreneur, witty, iconoclastic, comfortable, intense, creative, reflecting, concerned, hopeful, teasing, optimistic, insightful, trusting, open, polyamory.

That’s it for now. I hope what I have written engenders some good questions! Please check back in from time to time to see how things have developed.
What I’m doing with my life
Rebuilding a business.
I’m really good at
Skating, woodworking, playing Halo.....well not so much the latter, but my daughter is teaching me.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tallness, intensity, intriguing eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My likes are diverse. But some generalizations can be made: If I go out to a movie it is most likely Sci-Fi or an action flick. When paying big bucks I prefer seeing something that benefits from the big screen. On the other hand, chick-flicks are better watched at home from the love seat with a glass of wine. I am more likely to listen to a book than read these days. (Too much time spent reading in front of a computer for work.) My recent favorites have been from Malcolm Gladwell, Orson Scott Card, and Ayn Rand.
Six things I could never do without
At this point in my life I firmly know the difference between wants and needs. What I need: Pencil, paper, food, water, love, pocket knife. Not necessarily in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Thinking about things is too effortless for me. My mind is always active and difficult to shut down. So I have been thinking recently about not thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
I may be going out to relax a bit, but more often than not I have changed up from working on something I have to do to something I really want to do in that moment. Yes, I have found a way to make work self-indulgent!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really don’t have a clue about something appropriate to put here. I really am an open book, so to speak, so you can ask me anything and I am likely to respond. (Except about trade secrets and entrusted private revelations.) I don’t have any desire to say something shocking because I don’t get the benefit of seeing your reaction and there is no fun in that. lol
You should message me if
If you want to, but not if you need to.
The two of us