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My self-summary
Although I have many interests, ranging from politics, to outdoor activities, and exploring nooks and crannies of the City, I find myself most compelled by various aspects of the arts, both actively engaged in pursuits like songwriting and photography, as well as attending shows, exhibitions, etc. I'm most interested in the performing arts and recently I circled back to theatre and created and produced a wacky play that is also part vaudeville act. I get a lot of personal enjoyment out of the projects in which I'm involved, but I also think that it's important as a culture, a society that we value the role the arts can play in our lives.

I'm also very interested in touchstones to the past, which is why I like looking around at flea markets and thrift stores and have been from time to time involved with trying to help save historic buildings. Although I don't do it as often as I'd like, I enjoy hiking and camping a lot and would like to add more of that to my life. There are lots of other interests--some of which I pursue more actively than others and some of which still connect me to my inner nerd.

I'm close to my family and a group of friends. I definitely prefer human-to-human interaction over TV, videogames, Facebook, etc.

In my career and my life in general I have tended to follow the things about which I'm passionate. So, while there hasn't been an overarching plan, really, somehow I ended up having very wonderful experiences.

What I hope for in a partner is I guess what many people want, friendship, companionship, stimulating conversation, but most of all someone with whom I have a shared understanding of the world. Someone who might look at life and be willing to explore it from the same--or at least similar-quirky angle.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a photographer and videographer.
I’m really good at
I'm a good writer. I'm a good conversationalist. I'm pretty happy with the photos I take. I finally learned to toss over an omelette in a pan.
The first things people usually notice about me
My ears stick out like purple butterfly wings tinged with velvet and gold dust. It gets a lot of looks on the subway.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: The Beatles, Paul Simon, Gershwin, Sondheim, Arlen, Joni Mitchell, Professor Longhair, Thelonious Monk, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Ching Chong Song, The Who, Bock and Harnick, Harry Nilsson, Richard and Robert Sherman, James Booker, Neville Brothers, and many more. I also listen to music by friends of mine from local songwriting scenes, for example, Schwervon! and Debutante Hour. Books: loved Lolita and many by Henry James. I recently read Pete Townsend's autobiography, which was interesting but kind of odd. Movies: There are some that I've loved--The Graduate always comes to mind--also Lost in Translation and The Godfather--but I usually find myself enjoying live shows and performances (theatre, music, dance) more than movies. Food: I stay away from meat and poultry but other than that I'm not too picky.
Six things I could never do without
Never do without? The thing I'd really prefer not to be without is a piano or some way to make music. Cameras are good too. Paper and pen are also extremely useful. I love Apple computers and especially their software, but I have a feeling I could find a way to live without them. I wouldn't be too happy if I had to stay away from New Orleans for too long.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
music, photography, my family (parents, siblings, nieces and nephews), and my friends. I also think about social policy and why it's so difficult to affect change through our political system. I've come to the point of accepting that we live in a commercialized culture, but I still think about ways to find and create experiences based on genuine humanity rather than money alone.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lots of times going to a music performance.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once robbed a bank in Frisco.
You should message me if
If any of this sounds intriguing. I think it's a good idea to meet lots of people and see what happens. You really never know, do you?
The two of us