I'm quick and kind, a smart aleck who's really a softie. I cook. Hiking calms me down and good coffee revs me up. I laugh easy and like to read as much as I like to dance. I have old school East Coast notions of loyalty and respect, and these days believe only a few things actually matter: kindness and compassion, patience and a quick wit. Dancing in the living room. Silliness.
My life is an adventure, and I'm hoping for a Lewis to my Clark: a man who's kind, funny, smart and works hard at what he does.
Is that you? I hope so.
I try to be kind to myself and others every day. Stay balanced emotionally, physically, spiritually. Enjoy what's in front of me and laugh at the absurd. It's a good life.
Also, some people ask if I grew up on a farm. Ugh. But there are worse fates than looking perpetually wholesome.
Music: I have a piano, like dancing to Jamaican dancehall, prefer music live when possible. I love the symphony- the rest, later.
What, no art question? Rothko paintings, love Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, illuminated manuscripts (I got to see The Book of Kells in Ireland!), I like feminist vaginal art from O'Keefe to Judy Chicago, the beautiful repeating patterns you see in Persian art/architecture/everyday objects, and Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings from the Middle Ages.
Food: Pho (I wrote a story about LA's best pho!), real Italian- I eat and appreciate everything except turtles. Won't eat turtles. I like food that is well-conceived, uses good ingredients and is beautifully executed, from a $2 tamale or banh mi to serious cuisine. And my cooking is dope.
The plays of Samuel Beckett.
My friends and marvelous nieces and nephews.
When that happens (if I'm not jet-lagged!), I'll have dinner with a friend, then maybe wander around a bookstore. That's a great Friday night.
Also: I want something real. A meaningful connection with a great guy. I'm not into your threesome, Internet Couple. (Though I'm sure it'll be hot.)
So send a note! I'd be happy to hear from you.