I rode the Bridge Pedal last August.
Warm, passionate, politically moderate, bright, fit, active man, NPR listener, PBS viewer, looking for bright, fit, compassionate woman
East Coast transplant who has lived on three continents
Cosmopolitan rather than multicultural
Traveled widely, especially in Europe, over the years.
Lived modestly so I can travel extensively. Taken my kids to Eastern Europe often.
Served on multiple non-profit boards
Enjoy live music and theatre
Something of an Epicurean I am seeking out sources of beauty everywhere I find it from the Huntington Library to minor quotidian details
I bike ride, hike, swim, read, travel (especially in Europe)
Once upon a time I was an authority on 18th century English shaming rituals, Danish agricultural producer cooperatives and the American intervention in Siberia, 1918-1920. Really esoteric topics
Movies: The Big Short, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Robot & Frank, Once, Gladiator, Good Night and Good Luck, Willow, The King's Speech, Unforgiven, Midnight in Paris, The Usual Suspects, Dr Zhivago, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, The Wonder Boys, The Gods Must Be Crazy, the Bourne movies, Up In the Air, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Philadelphia Story, The Hunt for Red October, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Borat, The Third Man, The Maltese Falcon, Ladyhawke, Almost Famous, Out of Africa, Harold and Maude, The Year of Living Dangerously, Sideways, Dead Poets' Society, Shakespeare in Love, The Lives of Others most movies w Clint Eastwood and most Hitchcock. Partial to independent movies.
books: the Arkady Renko novels, the Bernie Gunther novels, The Swerve, Moneyball, Thinking Fast and Slow, Longitude, The Last Stand (about Custer), Wild,The GULAG Archipelago, the Stieg Larson books, The Name of the Rose, Bloodlands, Out Stealing Horses, Dreams of My Russian Summers, The Issa Valley, Embers, A River Runs Through It, The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice, all Jane Austen, The Hobbit, The Polish Trilogy, The Periodic Table, A Confederacy of Dunces, Postwar Europe, most first rate history and biography, John le Carre's the Quest for Karla, PD James among many others
TV: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Person of Interest, , PBS, The Colbert Report. If you confuse Fox News with anything other than right wing propaganda we won't get along.
Food: Almost anything ethnic, love cheese, avocados and chocolate
And moderate amounts of cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir
Books, especially serious literature and academic history
the great outdoors
my far flung friends especially near large bodies of water
If you are a political extremist we will not get along
I worship in God's temple of Nature
Willing to share in person with discreet women
Do they exist?
Do you get excited wandering the aisles of Powell's? Are you equally captivated by Botticelli's Venus on the Half Shell as by a Rembrandt portrait? Could you hike to the top of Multnomah Falls? Does history (or some other academic discipline) deeply engage you? Like to bike ride the three volcanoes of Portland? Would you be entranced by the Baroque buildings of old Vilnius or the medieval stone walls of Dubrovnik or Tallinn? And delight in Bach's concertos? Eligible but too well adjusted to join Mensa? Then contact me.