58 Redondo Beach, United States
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My self-summary
Okay, you landed here. Awesome! But stop for my geography update. I'm in Redondo Beach now.

I'm known as solid, funny, creative... The 'go to' guy. I'd like to be outta this site and in a long term relationship. Good luck. So see what you think...

Background: I've been a Creative Director or web guru (co-led the team that put together I have a geek streak in information technology but am always a writer.

I play guitar, have decent vocal chops, and a good sense of rhythm. Which is helpful in other areas :-) Some folks think I'm funny...Probably should be doing stand-up. Anything outside of IT 'geek-hood'.

At USC and UCLA, studied film, sociology, social policy... So I'm knowledgeable about some stuff, but also have stocks of useless information that I won't bore you with :-)

Same may apply to you. Need to be educated, creative, and not working a dumb job or career.

Thankfully, I tend to know when to lead and when to follow...

My parents were married for 30 years, until my father died. I'm a relationship person, not a dater.

I like local travel and getaways (e.g. Catalina Island) Hole-in-the-wall restaurants can be cool. Hollywood Bowl and McCabes for music.

I have an almost 18-year-old daughter, a clarinet diva who lives with her mom in Santa Monica. She has her own life :-) As I did when I was a teen. My mother warned, or hexed me. 'Just wait, you'll have a kid who is just like you...' But I was more reasonable... Heard from numerous sources that 17-18 is a tough age for girls. Must it be tough on me? :-)

She just got accepted into the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA... Yay!

So it would be great if you have a nurturing streak wider than dental floss. The daughter doesn't need it. I do!

While I would rather not date Dr. Doolittle, I can be the dog and cat whisperer. Conflicted?

Who am I looking for? Bright, funny, attractive, wise, communicative, arty, light baggage... College educated.

If you're arty, but not nuts, that would be a plus :-)

Please, no 'I want to travel the world' women.. Seriously, I do travel, but not in retirement mode. I will never go on a filthy cruise ship. An 80-foot fishing boat is cleaner :-)

No Trump supporters... GOPers, please move on.

I'm not on the God squad, so if you pray and talk to God, 'cross' me off. However, unlike Bill Maher I recognize the need for 'God' on this planet for basic morals/ethics that are true to the Bible and not part of one of the many right-wing tribes of bigoted hater Christians (e.g. Pat Robertson, Huckabee, and other false prophet charlatans).

What do I like to do? Riding bikes, beach volleyball (I used to be good...), plays, movies, museums and art galleries... I can cook, but would prefer to share chef duties.

I'm open to adventure, but I'm not skydiving or rock-climbing. Being athletic is good I did a 13-mile trail ride in the mountainous interior of Catalina Island in last August. I'm a Catalina Conservancy member.

Just about whatever you have going on... I will be supportive. In general, I will have your back.

If you smoke weed, I'm okay with that. Once in a while, I'll take a couple of hits. But no opioids.

As a 'homebody with options', I'll often write or play my acoustic guitar. Or write... I look like my pics, which are fairly recent. Physically, everything works... :-)

Thank you for reading...

-- Martin (Marty)
What I’m doing with my life
-- I direct and manage large web sites and intranet business applications. And I write.
I’m really good at
Scripting things, comedy, web stuff, writing, being a friend ('go to' guy), photography. Sports involving a ball.
The first things people usually notice about me
Voice. Tallness. Smile. Boyish look like a kid, I'm told. And have thick hair. Nothing fake. Look like my pics.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Inception, Avatar, The Hangover, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Chinatown, Hurt Locker, Swept Away (original). I'll tear up on Field of Dreams, Forrest Gump and other films. Even Avatar...

Music: Tom Waits, Jay Z, Rickie Lee Jones, Green Day, Maroon 5 (Adam Levine), Dr. John, Springsteen, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin. Coldplay, Leonard Cohen, U2,

John Steinbeck, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, George Orwell, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Charles Dickens, Toni Morrison...
The six things I could never do without
Food, water, love, music, cookies... not necessarily in that order. I could survive without my iPhone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get off this site.

Seriously, politics, media, world events, music, people...
On a typical Friday night I am
Resting from the work week. Playing guitar or songwriting. Watching Bill Maher on HBO. But I can be persuaded to do other things.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nada. later...
You should message me if
You like what you see and read.