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My self-summary
Musconetcong is the beautiful river that runs near my house. It's now a National Historic and Scenic RIver as well. All the other names were taken!

Mini-Bio: I'm a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. Within the past 10 years, I've come back to my life as a musician after a 25 year hiatus. An IT guy for most of those years, I embarked on my third career as a music teacher. I taught (entertained?) students with various serious mental disorders. Now I teach private piano and violin lessons at a nearby music school. I don't have to give grades and there's no administration!!!

Personality: If you asked those who know me best, they might describe me as: kind, personable, funny, warm, friendly, good-natured, loyal, honest, forgiving, non-conforming, idealistic, sometimes unrealistic, somewhat naive, ethical, empathetic and creative.

Values: I'm a humanist with some old-fashioned values. Somehow, in the chaos that was my growing up (dragging up, my father would have said), a great deal of acceptance of differences, decency, equality and justice filtered through to me and my siblings.

Hobbies: I'm an avid gardener. I own a house with a property that had been neglected for decades. It's quite a challenge! I enjoy traveling on a budget, particularly to beautiful, off-the-beaten- path, exotic destinations. The trick is reaching a place before the New York Times gets there! I love nature and the outdoors in general. Watching movies and TV, eating and daydreaming are three of my favorite (mindless?) pastimes. When I can concentrate, I play piano or read. I collect fine crafts from around the world, especially valuing the pieces I purchased directly from the artist (or his/her gallery).

You: Cute/handsome/sexy/hot/goofy/nerdy. Some combination of these or maybe even some trait that hasn't come to mind yet. Please have a fine sense of humor (it can be unique) and be warm, loyal, honest, ethical, kind, capable of intimacy (physical, emotional, intellectual) and an interesting conversationalist. I guess I'm looking for genuine goodness in a person, who is also special and unique. Please don't fit into any scene because I'll just be confused. Be yourself. Bring your flaws to keep mine company.

Thanks for reading my profile, I know it's somewhat long!
What I’m doing with my life
I teach piano and violin in Flemington, NJ. When the weather cooperates, I'm outside working on something - usually some
landscaping. And occasionally I'm preparing for that great solo
concert sometime in the future or beyond.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh and wasting too much time on the internet researching both obscure and common topics or shopping for things I could never afford.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile (it's the dimples) or that I look like some celebrity - usually one I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In absolutely no order: 100 Years of Solitude (Garcia-Marquez), The Tin Drum (Gunther Grass), Lolita (Nabokov), The Painted Bird (Jerzy Kosinski), The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevski), The Plumed Serpent and Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence), Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain), Me Look Pretty (Sedaris) ... this is getting too long!

Blue Velvet (David Lynch), Fargo (Coen brothers), Best of Show, Mexican Bus Ride (Bunuel), A Touch of Evil (Orson Welles), Pink Flamingos (John Waters), Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks), Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder), The Shining (Stanley Kubrick), Clerks and Clerks 2 (Kevin Smith), Rosemary's Baby (Polanski)...

Once again, in absolutely no order: Solo and chamber music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schuman, Saint-Saen, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Mompou, Bartok, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg..., virtually all Motown hits, Aretha, Tina, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, Billie Holiday, Ella, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, classic disco and hip-hop greats.

All time favorites: Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, the British version of Shameless and Twin Peaks. Right now: Orange is the New Black, American Horror Story and (I'm embarrassed to say) The Walking Dead. Who DOESN'T love zombies???

This is getting too long or I'd make my list of the visual arts
and food.
Six things I could never do without
free time
my 'garden' (now that I have one)
my piano
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I need to do (especially if I don't want to do it), the ugliness of disparity, hypocrisy and mendacity in our country and the world (I really DO think about this a lot), breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks...
On a typical Friday night I am
probably watching TV or reading and sending e-mails - nothing real special, I guess.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I color my hair. Maybe I'll be more revealing tomorrow.
You should message me if
You're interested in getting to know me and letting me get to know you and you're happy to e-mail, talk and meet. Sorry, but I'm SO TIRED of endless e-mails from guys who don't offer their name, never give a phone number or even privately send a clear picture of themselves... I am willing to put lots of thought and time into this process because I would ultimately like to meet THAT special person, but I really don't want to waste any more time in cyber-sex-space.
The two of us