50Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
ENTP - for the Myers-Briggs people for everyone else ...

I was born and raised in Chicago. I've got a couple of graduate degrees. I have two French Bull dogs who act as surrogate kids for me (Yes, they have Xmas stockings). It's very important to me that whoever I'm with likes animals. I think dogs are a constant reminder of what unconditional love is and that it's a magnificent thing to have in our lives.

As for my personality: I like to think I'm witty, smart, logical, creative and an all around "nice guy"(Who doesn't, right?). I'm super competitive and can be stubborn at times. I'm a far better human being after 10AM and a large espresso.

I would love to meet that someone special and not have to repeat my life story over and over again.
What I’m doing with my life
LIVING: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” Henry David Thoreau

WORKING: AI'm also a recovering attorney - turned playwright & stage director, turned filmmaker now turned TV guy. After years of freelance, I just started "showrunning" for a TV show ... and I'm adjusting to the "go to an office everyday" thing again. It's a political satire show, and "yes" politics are kind of a big thing for me. So is decency - so no trumpkins please.

I’m really good at
Problem solving on the fly, getting strange animals to like me (domestic ones ...not like White-faced Saki Monkeys and Armadillos) and making completely inappropriate jokes. Also, singing Elvis songs at karaoke ... I'm not sure if this should go into the most private thing I'm willing to admit here?
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes and hands. And that I tend to switch between and my beard and goatee weekly
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Tao of Pooh, Of Mice and Men, To The Lighthouse & Illusions, The Dante Club & anything by Tom Robbins (except "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues").
Movie: My Favorite Year, Living in Oblivion, Any of the Lord of the Rings, When Harry Met Sally, Witness For the Prosecution & almost any by Woody Allen (later stuff) or Hitchcock.
Shows: Into The Woods, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Camelot, Any Shakespeare, Beckett, Albee and T. Williams (if I feel like drinking)
Music: Blues, Industrial & "a bit of the old Ludwig Van" (points if you know the movie!). Got to throw Van Morrison, James Taylor and Patricia Barber in here.
Food: Korean BBQ, Steak, Sushi
Six things I could never do without
1. My Family & Friends
2. My Dogs (I have 2 Frenchies: Fred & Lizzy)
3. Espresso
4. A creative outlet
5 & 6. Maslow's first 2 tiers
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Plot lines and twists.
On a typical Friday night I am
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I absolutely never had any concept of how important travel was to women until I joined this site. Addendum: I hate snow! Addendum to Addendum: I hate cold much more than snow.
You should message me if
If you'd like to chat online or grab a cup of coffee and wax eloquently about pretty much anything OR if you really like this song:
I do prefer to actually talk in person or on the phone to see if we get a long - so please no permanent internet pen-pals.
The two of us