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My self-summary
A funny mixture of quiet and wit. I'm an observer, writing and photographing what I see in people. I have a positive outlook and would rather be accused of being too nice than an asshole. An image of a woman holding a book would impress me more than of someone holding a wine glass.

I have only visited eleven different countries. Spending more time in one place and revisiting is more valueable to me than flying off to some new place that I will never truely know. Though, I know the feeling of waking up in a place where all of the sounds are unfamiliar, and what a strange and wonderful sensation that can be. The books Discovering France and and How Paris Became Paris are two books that illustrate why I enjoy traveling. Books about the natural history of a place are also required for me prior to visiting a place. When I first visited Champagne region of France, I focused mainly on the geography and the people. During my visit to Champagne this summer, I walked into a dusty bar well off the tourist track. The bar tender asked, "What are you doing here?" "The town was recommended by a friend," I replied. "Well," said the bartender, "they are not such a good friend." All of the people in the bar laughed as did I. The bartender poured me a glass of local champagne which was excellent. When I got up to leave, the bartender asked, "What do you think of your friend now?" "Very good."
What I’m doing with my life
Working a fun retirement job, trying to start a sea education/marine biology non-profit, writing poetry which I've been doing since leaving high school, spending as much time with my daughter as she will allow, looking for love, listening.
I’m really good at
sailing, rowing, brewing tea, making breakfast on sunday mornings, listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
you tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shakespeare, Ethan Canin, Faye Weldon, Jane Austin, Umberto Eco, Sherman Alexi, Jorge Amado, Alice Walker are among my favorite authors. I've tried to live by the lessons I learned way back, when I read Meridian. Books about science, natural history, history of WWII populate my shelves.
Three favorite books about art:
Schoenberg/Kandinski: Letters, Pictures, and Documents
Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Great Painters by Piero Ventura (a children's book)

Movies: What's new and good, Travelers and Magician, Les Trois Season, Artanajuat, other art films.

Food: meals my friends make, local French, Italian, sushi, local food from Turkey, meals I make at home.

Music: My sisters taught me to love Brazilian, orchestral, jazz from way back, some opera, Andalusian music, Jean-Philippe Rameau...Whatever is playing at the outdoor concerts in Point Richmond, where I live...yesterday I heard a wonderful Rock band that played some old classics and made them their own: Pamela Parker Band.
Six things I could never do without
my daughter, good food, the sun, hope, affection, a horizon line.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
love, work, the next poem or photograph, the things my daughter says to me who tells me I should share poems on this site:
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about, making dinner with friends, hanging out with my daughter, reading, sailing,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like my privacy.
You should message me if
you found any of the above interesting
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