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My self-summary
I'm just a guy trying to do his best, making it up as I go.

Some random glimpses:I love books, even their fragrance. A voracious reader, I think e-readers, while not of Old Scratch, are certainly demonic. You read a book, feel the texture of the page, close it gently, and savor what you've just read. An e-reader? It's a machine. You turn it off. How cold is that? Having ranted, if you have an e-reader, this is not intended as a critique of you. Hell, I don't have a cellphone, either. I'm a Luddite...

Love verbal foreplay (and all other kinds). (I also like parentheses). I like macaroni and cheese. Gromit over Wallace. The country of Paraguay fascinates me.
I’m really good at
I've developed a To Do For Her List over the years: #17 on that list is "While a peck on the lips is always good, you are guaranteed at least one 10 second PAY ATTENTION! kiss per day. There may be more than that (because where does one good 10 second kiss lead but to another?), but there will always be at least one.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the white hair. I've grown used to it - at least I still have hair...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Aladdin for live music; Glendoveer for golf; Powell's for bookgasms; sand volleyball at Sauvie Island; have discovered a new (to me) series:Voices of the South mostly post Faulkner authors:Shirley Ann Grau; Fred Chappell; George Garrett; Peter Feibleman; Marianne Gingher; Padgett Powell; also Charles Baxter; Frederick Busch; Wendell Berry; Ann Beattie; the CDs in my car (this week): Tom Waits; Mark Knopler; Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks; Joe Henry; seems like Dylan is always in heavy rotation. Coen Brothers movies.
Six things I could never do without
1. Books (and no, a Kindle is not a book)
2. Music (Richard Thompson leads the list)
3. Humor
4. Volleyball - sand doubles mostly
5. Some of this, some of that
6. You
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Remember the old Rifleman series and that weird gun? The boy, Marcus McCain - I wondered how he turned out. I mean, he saw his father beaten up weekly or being shot or killing men - that was his norm. Did Marcus become a serial killer? I think he moved to Mayberry and morphed into Otis Campbell - the time frame almost fits. Maybe write a TV show that melds Northfork/Mayberry, dark, brooding atmosphere etc, but which has the trappings of one of the current reality shows (not that I watch them). Introduce modern-day elements such as zombies and werefolk and Narcos and proto-Kardashians - oh, my! Off the top of my head: A Narco outfit moves into town and Andy/Barney can't stop it. Marcus/Otis steps up and saves the town with some help from the local werefolk...the story told via a Narco corridos soundtrack. Where's that Muse? ”.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I play sand volleyball during the summer at the clothing optional beach at Sauvie Island...
You should message me if
you want (not need) a man that, at the end of the day, will lie/sit with you, stroke your hair, caress your cheek, look you in the eye (not at the ceiling or, god forbid! the TV), and who listens, really listens to you and hears what you have to say without passing judgment or trying to solve your problems for you? Then, when you're done talking, says "Good job. I'd go to the wall for you. In a heartbeat." I can't tell a joke to save my life, but I might make you laugh.
The two of us