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My self-summary
In a departure from other men, the only boast of inordinate length I will make concerns my attention span. A seasoned meditator. An avid hiker. A recovering nerd. Time is slow and expansive for me. I usually make most decisions with relatively little fuss. I notice oak trees. I notice people's hands --- and maybe more, depending on the person. In fact, I often notice what others overlook. I tend to see the best in people and in situations.
Not a gabber. Internal silence has long been one of my practices. Friends say that I am a perceptive listener. The habitually quiet tend to open up to me. I observe widely but share only with those whom I trust.
Not superficial in anything, I'm looking for something with a little more intensity and/or substance. Honesty and authenticity are not necessarily milk and honey all the time, but high voltage and vital.
If you value personal growth, we probably will have, at the very least, an interesting conversation. Possibilities abound in spaciousness.

“What we are doing here is so important it would be best not to take it too seriously.” –Suzuki Roshi
What I’m doing with my life
= Time lets me play and be, golden in the mercy of his means.

BTW, this is a comment on an entry in the "My Detail" column to the right. What's the difference between "Buddhism, and serious about it" and "Buddhism, and laughing about it"? Aren't those two exactly the same thing? I say: if you can't heartily laugh at your own Buddhism, then your Buddhism is not that serious! :-)
I’m really good at
listening; puzzles; math; Moon spotting; massage & acupressure; energetic healing; Spoonerisms; meditation; wordplay; intuition; baseball stats; analogies; unexpected acts of kindness.

Also, I can kick your tush in foosball. :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
hair, eyes; and, I always wear shorts, because it never gets cold in the Bay Area. :-P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite books --- poems, sacred texts; I am in a reading group reading *Finnegans Wake*, and it is becoming my all-time favorite novel.

My favorite string quartet --- #14 in D minor, D. 810, by Franz Schubert

My favorite Mahler symphony --- the Seventh
(Simply impossible to pick a favorite symphony of Beethoven, of Brahms, of Schumann, etc. Similarly impossible pick a favorite piano concerto, a favorite violin concerto, etc.)

My favorite sacred choral work -- the B-minor Mass, BWV 232

My favorite Requiem --- Mozart, and Faure is second

My favorite movies: *The Seven Samurai*, *Baraka*, *Night on Earth*, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, *The Seventh Seal*, *Maltese Falcon*

My favorite baseball team: NY Mets (Sorry, Bay Area, the Giants are second! If only they had never moved from NY ...)

My favorite palindrome: May a moody baby doom a yam?

My favorite natural sound: thunder

My favorite animal: the peregrine falcon

Also, I am in the process of coming to the conclusion that Humphrey Bogart is my favorite actor of all times.
Six things I could never do without
classical music
bird songs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
For years, I have worked with the practice of inner silence. On a good day, my head and my core are silent, clear, and peaceful.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be a total math geek. Sometimes, I do the prime factorizations of three & four digits numbers in my head just for fun. (No, I am not receiving any medications to treat this at this time.)
You should message me if
You are intelligent, somewhat unconventional, and intrigued by this.
The two of us