55 Indianapolis, United States
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My self-summary
Single, no kids.
N/S, N/D, Drug/Disease-free
"A thinking conservative", but not a knee-jerk conservative (or a knee-jerk anything, as far as I know)

Eclectic tastes in books, music, movies, etc.

Intelligent, easy-going and laid back.

Intellectually curious!

Affectionate, romantic, passionate, sensual.

Dual geographic roots: South (SC) and Midwest (IL, KS, and IN)

I am a semi-competitive racewalker. I have walked in 11 half marathons since May, 2012. I love to walk, both competitively and just to stop and take in the scenery. I completed my first marathon (the Monumental Marathon) in Indianapolis, in November, 2014.

I am more of a cat person than a dog person, although big friendly dogs can be cool, sometimes.

I had an iMac at home, but it died. I use a PC at work.

I love to smile and laugh, but I am also very serious.

I have a strong creative and artistic side, but I also have a very detail-oriented, analytical side.
What I’m doing with my life
I am employed full-time as a public policy analyst in the field of telecommunications.

Taking stock of my life and making changes where need be.

Thinking about life, politics, the government, religion, current events, music, literature, movies, sports, books, and everything in between.

Walking and working out.
I’m really good at
switching back and forth between the analytical side and the creative side of my personality.

Thinking outside the box, connecting the dots, etc.

giving and receiving massages
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. Good listener. Intelligent. Good conversationalist. Thoughtful. I enjoy teaching and coaching one-on-one in my areas of interest and expertise.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(NOTE: This list is a "work in progress"!!! I will update my favorites from time to time, as I think of new ones to add...)

BOOKS & AUTHORS: Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, Augustine.

Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, George Orwell, Charles Dickens, James Still (playwright-in-residence at the IRT), J.R.R. Tolkien.

James Michener, Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, John Grisham, James Patterson, Agatha Christie.

MOVIES: The Godfather I & III; Star Wars IV & VI; The Bridge Over the River Kwai; Lawrence of Arabia; A Man for All Seasons; The Manchurian Candidate; Top Gun; Bull Durham; Hoosiers; Breaking Away. Some of the Star Trek and Batman movies. Almost anything shown on TCM and AMC. Military & war movies, spy and espionage movies, political and erotic thrillers

TV: The Big Bang Theory. Suits. NCIS. The Andy Grifith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Hill Street Blues, Mork and Mindy, 24, The Last Ship, Legends, Murder in the First, Green Acres, In Livng Color, SNL (when it was good...), Star Trek - Next Generation, Seinfeld, Scrubs, House, Frasier.

MUSIC. Classical, Oldies, Big Band, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Rock, Motown, Doowop, Broadway show tunes and vocal, Christian and gospel, barbershop, a-capella quartets and choruses

Some favorites include: J.S. Bach, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Straight No Chaser (alumni/professional edition), military bands, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Flatt & Scruggs, Ricky Scaggs, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Mo' Tenors, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Stravinsky, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Richard Wagner, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Johannes Brahms, Tommy Dorsey, Bill Watrous, Benny Goodman, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Chopin, The Carter Family, Mother Maybelle Carter, Credence Clearwater Revival, Freddy Mercury and Queen, Alabama, Beverly Sills, James Brown, Harvey Phillips, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Dean Martin, Weather Report, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale, Elijah (the oratorio by Mendelssohn), Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Schubert

- Board Games: Risk, Monopoly, Clue, Stocks and Bonds, Stratego
- Card Games: Solitaire, Yahtzee, Racko, Miles Bournes.
- Other Games and Puzzles: Sudoku, Crossword Puzzles, Acrostics and Double Crostics, Letter/Number substitution puzzles, Logic Puzzles
- Facebook games: TrainStation, Mafia Wars

FOOD. Experimenting with different sauces and toppings on meats, casseroles, and desserts. (hot & spicy or fruity) Pizza. Fruit soup. Meat and potatoes. Ice cream. Yogurt. Fresh fruit. Nuts. Corn-on-the-cob (sweet corn). Baked potato and sweet potato. Chicken dishes. Pie. Some casseroles.

I hate onions and mushrooms. I generally am not a big veggie or seafood kind of guy!
The six things I could never do without
Books, computers, music, my country (U.S.A.), ice cream, and massages.

And pizza.

And walking for enjoyment and for exercise. (= nine)

And singing.

And laughing.

And talk radio
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably walking or exercising for the first part of the evening, then resting up from the preceding week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't mind being alone, but I don't like being lonely.
You should message me if
you are looking for an interesting guy with eclectic tastes in books, music, and movies; and if you enjoy attending and watching both cultural events and sporting events. you are kind and enjoy laughter. If sharing physical affection is important to you in a relationship and you are a passionate and enthusiastic sharer of massages, so much the better!