50Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I've grown really comfortable in my own strange looking and beat up shoes. I'm not your typical Asheville but that's probably because I'd spent 20 years in the East Village/New York City before landing here in 2014. My soul has always been with nature so all the time in NY seems like a wild and crazy side show. It's not like I've always been a city boy - I've paid rent in Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and western Massachusetts, and I've backpacked through Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, India and Thailand. 6 years ago I lived in S. America for 15 months. And yes, I've done Ayahuasca 6 times and looking forward to my next experience - but it'll probably be there rather than here so who knows when, if ever. But nothing holds a candle to WNC. I love photography, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, camping, IPA's, food and music, just to name a few. And good people. I'm eternally positive and fit with those who tend to roll with the punches than live by a set of rules or expectations. I subscribe to no organized religion I'm great in uncomfortable settings because I've always explored new territory and outside of my comfort zone.
What I’m doing with my life
I've owned my own legal recruiting business since 2002 and I've worked in the same industry since I was a puppy. And I love it. No, not "love" like being an artist, but I work hard and it gives me the freedom to do whatever whenever. I'm always trying something meaningful and lasting. Last year I began gardening in a huge way and I'm now up to 10 raised beds so this year's yield will be amazing. Hopefully. I raised a couple thousand worms by worm-composting to help keep the worm population in my gardens healthy and strong. I've become a parent to 6 chickens and just converted them over to fully-organic and free range. I also hand out my veggies and eggs to all my neighbors which helps me stay connected and with lots of smiles. I road bike as much as I can - sometimes 3-4 times a week usually on my lunch breaks, and I mountain bike with my dog. I even make my own all-organic yogurt whenever I finish up my last batch so there's always a fridge filled with it. I think in a nutshell, I'm always growing. I doubt this will ever change. Who knows, maybe next year I'll have bees.
I’m really good at
photography, guitar (ok, not that good, but always fun), deciding, making people laugh, bringing people together
The first things people usually notice about me
blue eyes and positive energy, and Gracie if she's with me. Well, they tend to notice her first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Not a voracious reader but I'm probably good for about a half dozen a year and I tend to go for historical fiction or non-fiction mostly. I used to be, though. It's funny how there's far more to do here than in NYC where I'd find myself craving a sofa and good book. Music? I see live music here all the time and it tends to be the default for any weekend unless something else takes its place. Eat super-healthy at home and try to keep 75% of my diet vegetarian. But I have little to no rules if I go out.
Six things I could never do without
1. Gracie (my dog) 2. Road Bike/Mountain Bike 3. Guitar 4. Camera 5. Hiking boots 6. Backpack
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next home project and how I'll use my new workbench, circular saw and sundry of tools. Really.
On a typical Friday night I am
Good chance it's music and friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
not so fast.
You should message me if
You're grounded -- as, if you have a true identity and at least think you know where you're headed. You want to stay fit for the rest of your life but at the same time you don't rule out your vices. You're open minded and you accept and embrace people who don't think like you do. And good conversation with the banter. I'm a sucker for an intellectual mind. Also- my photos r both current and dated so what u see us what u get. I've met people and what I saw was simply put -- different. Starting off on the wrong foot is...... Well, starting off on the wrong foot.
The two of us