oenofyle59
66 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a quintessential Berkeley guy: Jewish by birth, but areligious, with a secular interest in Buddhism and the left-wing politics and irreverent, ironic sensibility of someone who's lived in The People's Republic since 1967. (Yes, I fondly remember Mario Savio, Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver!) I've had a lifelong love affair with language and literature (Don DeLillo, T.C. Boyle, David Mitchell and Jorge Luis Borges are among my favorite writers) and enjoy a great and abiding affinity for history, the arts (especially music, film and theater), the beauty and serenity of nature, travel to cultures radically unlike our own, good ethnic food, and fine wine. I'm of medium height and build, and very fit and youthful for my age. I may appear reserved to strangers, but at heart am playful, tender, passionate and compassionate. I'm also independent and can contentedly pass my time writing, reading, listening to music and hiking in the East Bay hills, but would love to share my life with a wise, graceful woman who values peacefulness, tenderness, and laughter.

I am smart, funny and kind.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I write promotional materials for wineries throughout California and the Pacific Northwest; by night, I prowl the mean streets of the post-modern urban jungle. (No, actually, I'm usually at home reading a good novel - currently "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr - watching a foreign, arthouse or indie film or listening to some piece of my vast music collection.)
I’m really good at
Talking, walking and writing (not necessarily at the same time); persuasively analyzing politics, film and literature; eloquently elucidating complex subjects; relating well to small children and large dogs; charming like-minded, attractive women; and hitting the outside jump shot.
The first things people usually notice about me
My intelligence, quick wit, genial disposition and large dimples.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Far too many to enumerate. If we hit it off, you'll find out.
The six things I could never do without
Popcorn; baseball; my daughter; great literature, music and movies; my close friends; and the wondrous views of San Francisco Bay from the Berkeley hills.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the government (just like Bobby D.), my daughter's - and the world's - future, the MLB standings, how my friends are doing and what wine to open for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
watching a good movie
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've shrunk an inch, like my father before me, but my brain has grown correspondingly larger.
You should message me if
any of the above appeals to you, or you simply have nothing better to do.
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