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My self-summary
I see myself as witty, intelligent, well-grounded, and kind. I've done no time, no drugs, and ain't got no disease. Tattoo-free and 420 innocent. Someone that you could take home.

I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for well over a decade - through two bubbles, and their subsequent bursting. I am not in the one-percent, nor do I want to occupy Wall Street. Politically I am somewhat middle-of-the-road, but with a very strong belief in individual rights. I favor PowerPoint over Word and communicate ably in bullet points. That's a lot of I, I, I's.

Speaking of bullet points, the extended short list is:

1. Reasonably tall, witty, educated professional.
2. Well traveled - Asia, Europe, Africa. I try and travel light, so not a lot of baggage
3. Enjoy wine and scotch. flirting with bourbon
4. Enjoy cooking and hosting friends at home
5. Had some real skills in racquetball and squash in my youth, but don't play either anymore. Poor at golf and tennis, but want to pursue the latter a bit more
What I’m doing with my life
Being a good dad, a successful professional, and finding time for myself. One of these pursuits is suffering
I’m really good at
I think I have what they call a high EQ. I understand people, really; their motivations, and why they do what they do
The first things people usually notice about me
The salt-and-pepper hair? A nice smile? Genuine warmth and empathy?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books:

1. Midnight's Children (I re-read so many lines because they were so damn clever)
2. Cuckold (unusually irreverent for an Indian author)
3. A Suitable Boy (finishing it was like saying goodbye to an old friend)

Honorable mentions (in no particular order)

1. Family Matters (so very poignant)
2. English August (a boy's book. Irreverent, but needed a better editor)
3. Red Earth and Pouring Rain (a great first half, and then peters out somewhat).
Favorite movie: The Matrix (really clever. That Keanu Reeves is a pretty good actor if he does not have to talk much)
Favorite music (ians); Classic Rock generally – The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, The Beatles

Shows: The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife (embarrassing, I know); Scrubs (past tense), Star Trek, The Next generation (Jon-Luc Picard, quite possibly the cleverest man on TV, ever), Justified, Game of Thrones (kind of). But, binge watching fears currently making me avoid taking the plunge to new shows

Favorite foods: pretty eclectic with ebbs and flows. Generally like French, Californian, Ethiopian, Korean, Malaysian. Indian currently making a comeback to preferred palette status. Starting to barbeque more. Pasta-maker, however, sits idle. A nice, medium rare filet mignon with a glass or two of red is very welcome
Six things I could never do without
I'll start, and let's see how far I get:
1. Iced latte (preferably Blue Bottle)
2. The Economist
3. The reverse commute
4. Corkscrew
5. Some warm weather. Please!!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How finishing this profile has been so damn exhausting. And wishing this website had a spellchecker (seems they listened)
On a typical Friday night I am
Dinner with friends. Often ending the evening, feet up, sipping a smoky Islay (Ardbeg being the preference). Trying to tear myself away from the reality TV show that is CNN
You should message me if
The key qualities I am looking for in a partner are compassion, kindness and honesty. And intelligence is very sexy
The two of us