51 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Looking to have more adventures in my life! And someone to share them with. I have this notion of traveling abroad in search of a beautiful ruin in a romance language country to acquire and fix up/homestead on, live part of the year out of the country. Central America? Spain? Italy? Then, maybe, have some little ones to benefit from our inspired city/rural American/expat life. What do you think? It's do-able. Or you could talk some sense in to me, and we could just create a good life here and have nice vacations. Either way, there's a woman in this picture to do it right. I feel that I have a lot to offer the right person.

A little about me: I'm a southpaw. Born and raised in NYC. Studied english and physics at university. Carpenter. Musician. Spent some years country living, learning to build, grow food, cook. Never did learn how to darn socks though...Unlearnt some of my disco/city slicker-ness, though I still have a slight weakness for 70's shirts and ties, The Guggenheim, and subway cars...

I love making beautiful things, be they ephemeral, like music or fire, or enduring, like a beautifully remodeled old house.

Pluck me from this purgatorial online dating carousel and you will have my undying gratitude. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Buying and/or fixing houses here in Portland...learning to play the piano.
I’m really good at
Accidental puns. Pulling the various parts of a project towards a unified vision. Building things with my hands, abstract thinking, listening, expressing affection.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. Or my haunches. I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently by the bedside is a Spanish grammar, Nigel Calder's "Cruising Handbook," and "The Blood of Brothers," by Stephen Kinzer.

American TV: Deadwood, The Wire, Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones.

For movies, good sci fi epics, or smart dramas. Interstellar, Edge Of Tomorrow. Match Point. Flawless, to name a few. Bill Murray is a delight.

I sometimes play fiddle music (Appalachian and Cajun) so a lot of my listening is to those genres. I love old Jazz, Bix Biederbecke, Louis Armstrong. On through Miles Davis. Ray Charles is a treasure. Rock'n'Roll, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Radiohead and Modest Mouse. And Americana, Iron and Wine, Wilco, Shovels and Rope, etc. Gotta get a David Bowie mention in here as well.

Love to cook and to cook for others. I like to find tasty things to do with whatever's coming out of the garden.
The six things I could never do without
Love, Beauty, Smiles, Touch, Light and Air.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Form and function. When it comes to design, I find it helpful to ask, how will it be used? What does the body reach for and where?
On a typical Friday night I am
Cooking up a storm. Watching a movie. Walking up to Alberta with a friend for a pint.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I seem to burn through socks at an alarming rate...
You should message me if
You're cute, smart, empathetic. Not a player. Also, if you speak Spanish, I'd like to learn.