58 Baltimore, United States
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My self-summary
I am a man who likes city lifeand all that it has to offer, including museums, restaurants, parks, possibilities for walks and exercise, social life, movies, public gardensand, occasionally, clubs. Basically, I just enjoy living in the city, and, while I truly enjoy the sublime beauties of the countryside--both mountains and seashore, and I do enjoy camping--I would never want to live too far from a bustling metropolis. Every time I get within a few miles of New York City, my adrenaline begins to pump twice as hard and fast, and I feel very much as if I am "home". I am interested in Art of all kinds, and have a creative outlet of my own, as I am a horticulturist and garden designer, and (incipient) artist. I like looking at--and being in--gardens, looking at architecture and traveling to both traditional and exotic locations. When I travel, I am more interested in the sense and spirit of place than I am in tourist destinations--though I realize those are often quite interesting, as they probably wouldn't otherwise have become so popular in the first place. I like classical music and the sort of folk rock that I grew up with, along with straight ahead jazz and some world music, though the later would include indigenous music, but not Music from the Hearts of Space. I like to read, and I am also interested in classic movies, particularly those that were made in the pre-Hayes code era. I also enjoy many new movies, including foreign films, dramas, documentaries and comedies. Comedies must be superb though--there are so many that are poorly done and not funny. Let me refine that and say that all movies should be superb, it is just that the percentage of bad comedies seems to be very high. Politically, I am progressive, and read much about politics online, along with getting raw news from sources like C-span. I talk to friends often about politics, and, if I do say so myself, I am pretty well informed about what is happening. Sometimes I think I need to wear a sign on my forehead that says: "Stop me before I rant again!" I have a somewhat dry sense of humor, but I can also sometimes laugh at Red Green. My taste definitely runs more toward the Marx Brothers,less toward the Three Stooges; more toward Curb Your Enthusiasm, less toward Friends. I rarely watch network television, and the only "reality" show I enjoy is Project Runway. I am somewhat shy and reserved at first, but once I am comfortable, I can talk for a long, long time. Give me a good latte, and my conversation is not only long, but also somewhat hyper--it is not unfocused though. I try very hard to be honest about sharing my thoughts and feelings, whenever I can, but there are times when I don't know what is going on until I have had a chance to think about things and evaluate them. My tendency is to be thoughtful, and even tempered. I do have fits of anger, but they are usually rare and my fuse is very long. I am genuinely interested in the experiences of others, so much so that my conversation as such sometimes consists entirely of asking questions.

I am somewhat shy, gentle, and full of curiousity
What I’m doing with my life
Gardener and Horticulturist
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
Very blue eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a vegetarian, though I do eat dairy products and eggs. I like many kinds of ethnic foods, and like to discover new vegetarian dishes at different ethnic restaurants, along with old fashioned comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. There is almost no way to spoil a potato! Books and movies--the list is very long. I love the 19th century Russians and a great deal of 20th century American literature. I really like Alice Munro, Vladimir Nabokov, Gunter Grass, Joan Didion and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, along with Christopher Isherwood, David Leavitt and Jean Genet. Tolstoy, Dostoevsky,Turgenev and Chekhov, Gorky and Kafka--the list goes on and on. I also like The New York Review of Books, Harpers, and The New Yorker. Music: all of Bach, much of Ravel--particularly the String Quartet in F--most of Copeland (he was much deeper than you think! And progressive!), Cesar Frank's Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, and a wide array of renaissance composers, including Josquin Dupray, Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd.
The six things I could never do without
Food Companionship Love Sex Gardens Fun
On a typical Friday night I am
often at an Artist's Way meeting with my Artist's Way friends