46Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
In general, I feel grateful for what life has offered me: emotional and financial stability, good friends, the ability to set my own schedule and to pursue my passions.

A little about me: I'm enthusiastic and opinionated, a culture junkie who enjoys new experiences. I play well with others. I like to roam around the planet for inspiration. I work for myself and do reasonably well. I love New York and Brooklyn especially--I grew up here and I'll never get sick of it. I enjoy writing. My story collection, Margins of Tolerance, came out in 2012, and a novel hopefully coming out this year. I used to have my own column for the WSJ and I freelance for a few other publications.

I can always use a few more cool people in my life, although the right one is what I'm really looking for. I think I'm ready for the next chapter.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it, as well as I can. Learning-- through experience, but also through patience. I work for myself as a private tutor, which allows me the time to write and travel, often enough.
I’m really good at
Many things, I hope. Some good: conversing, socializing, traveling, opining, giving advice. Some perhaps not so good: wasting time, eating things that are bad for me, watching competition reality TV (but only competition!) The other things you'll have to discover for yourself...
The first things people usually notice about me
you tell me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lordy, that's a long list.

Books: let's go with authors: Bolano. Murakami. McCullers. Fitzgerald. Chabon. J. Egan. J. Diaz. And a bunch of my friends, who are authors like me. (Don't worry if you don't recognize these last names, but big plus if you do)

Movies: Classics from All About Eve to A Place in the Sun to Indie films and foreign films and even some Hollywood crap (the good crap). Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, Almodovar, Miranda July, Before Sunrise, etc.

TV: Lately: A lot of Netflix. Atlanta. Transparent. Fleabag. Loved Stewart and Colbert when they were on Comedy Central. Drag Race. The Wire is on my all time best list.

Music: I have about 65GB of music. I can't do this category. Don't make me. Lots of alternative/rock/electronica/dance.

Food: I LOVE food! Too much. Sushi to Pizza to Pho to Babaghanouj to Ample Hills Salted crack caramel ice cream to...I could go on for a long time...
Six things I could never do without
I could do without this category. It's too "dating site" for me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics and how f#@$ed up the world is and how I should be doing nice things like volunteering and then I feel guilty because I'm just thinking about it but not doing enough. Then I think about masturbating.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out to dinner. Maybe a loungey bar afterwards- preferably one with some killer cocktails. I might be away for the weekend (or longer), in any of a number of possible places. Or I might just stay home and queue something on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Now what would be the fun in admitting it on here? Wouldn't you prefer I share my secrets with you and not with everyone else casually browsing through my profile?
You should message me if
you like my profile, of course. I tend to like (younger) guys who are sweet and enthusiastic and social and smart and funny in a smart way. They like to go out and explore but they also like to just relax and chill at home. I don't like inflexible, judgmental or difficult people. Flakiness and ambivalence turn me off. Directness and sincerity are hot.
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