--- while we work to "bend the arch of the moral universe toward justice" (Dr. King)
Community organizer/ documentary filmmaker, intensely committed to activism in progressive political and social justice campaigns; relieve stresses of changing the world by relishing exuberance of rock and salsa, indulging joyfulness of folkdance and lindy, embracing romantic visions of Sinatra and Motown. Wanderlust for what’s novel; innately curious about all of which I know little. The struggle to make a difference must be mischievous, joyful, and fun.
Activist for educational excellence and equity; writer/producer/director of "Working For Change, Making A Difference", introduced and narrated by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (www.publicissuefilms.com). Finance my filmmaking by free lance location scouting and managing in the TV commercial production industry.
Like Emma Goldman, if I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution, so currently, I salsa, swing, and tap. But don't be intimidated. I am a jack of many styles, master of none, and would love a partner with whom we can both improve while in each other's arms.
I am intensely loyal --- committed to beliefs and people. I was faithfully married for almost 25 years. Loving father to a 25 year old daughter who is currently living in the Middle East, studying Arabic and Hebrew so as to help promote peace and justice between Jews and Palestinians. She is also a budding yoga teacher, and has persuaded me to begin that practice, which has invigorated my flexibility and stamina.
I strive for openness, frankness, and engagement in conflict resolution processes. When seriousness fails, there is always room for a joke. Thus, I learned everything essential about parenting from Garrison Keiler's "Pretty Good Joke Book" -- typical wisdom: what is the difference between boogers and broccoli? Kids don't eat broccoli.
My father was a political organizer; my mother was Arlo Guthrie's nursery school teacher who accompanied Woody on the piano when he came to the classroom with a banjo, harmonica and foot drum to try out songs on the kids. Though I have no musical instrument dexterity, I absorbed the iconoclasm of both.
I much prefer assertiveness to demureness.
Therefore, I seek a women to laugh with me about the absurdities of our society while fighting like hell to change it.
Fiction: I prefer to see staged, especially with music, or filmed -- Sondheim's "Into The Woods", "Company", "Pacific Overtures", "Assassins"; Fiddler on The Roof; Man of La Mancha
Straight Plays: Copenhagen, Fences, Hamlet, Disgraced
Films & TV: My Cousin Vinny, The Way We Were, Anger Management,
Happy Go Lucky, Upstairs Downstairs, The Wire; Since, as someone else quipped, I sing like Edith Bunker, perhaps that explains why I love watching "The Voice"
Documentaries: Harlan County USA, Native Land, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, many by Michael Moore; PBS Nova series
Diverse Music: Beethovan to Bluegrass to James Brown; Fela to Fitzgerald to Fairport Convention; Dylan, Dead, & Motown; many letters in between
Tears -- of joy and empathy
People who inspire me
Music & Dance
Montauk & Mohonk
Why so few people who do know how to dance.
My political colleagues don't dance, and my dance partners don't try to change the world.
What would Emma Goldman do?
What the future will bring for my life, the world, and for my daughter entering now into consciousness of her place in this world.
2) I nearly gave myself frostbite last August eating a pint of Haagen Daz with my index finger because the 7-11 did not put a spoon in the bag.
Ended up in an emergency room with my digit completely numb.
Not to worry, I currently have 10 supple and sensitive fingers.
You are committed to a conscious, mutual, exploration of ways to constructively resolve conflicts in order to deepen a relationship.
You love to laugh.
--- (Finding my jokes funny is not a requirement)
Extra credit if you love to dance.
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