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My self-summary
"Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe."

I'm paddling my own canoe, and have been for quite some time. However, I've reached the point in my life where I'd like to take a relationship as far as I can go, rather than stay in the ambivalent stage as I did when I was younger.

I've had many experiences in my life so far, both good and bad. Drama, if you will. It's not that we have drama in our lives. We all do, or have, without exception. It's how we deal with it, and whether we allow it to affect our current and future relationships. If you hold on to the past with one hand and the future with the other, you'll be ripped apart.

I view this system with cautious scepticism. I have had an unpleasant experience on a competing site, purportedly the largest dating website on the planet, in which I discovered that a number of the subscribers were bogus. That being said, I'm looking for someone who's real. Both philosophically and literally.

I believe honesty is the best policy. Honesty builds trust, and trust is absolutely essential in a romantic relationship. Without trust, love will wither and die.
What I’m doing with my life
After a seven-year adventure in Georgia (sort of like the "three-hour cruise" which lasted a bit longer), I moved back to Houston in August 2010. Although I was born in Kansas, I've lived in Houston most of my life and consider it home. There's no place like home.

Over the course of the past two years, I've changed my residence and I've changed my employer. I no longer live in Midtown and I now work for "The Man."

One of my old school friends, now a teacher, asked what Georgia was like. I asked her, "Have you ever seen Deliverance?" She replied, "No, is it an educational film?" Yes...I think you could say so.
I’m really good at
"Take what you need, and leave the rest. " That's been my philosophy. I've done many things and had many adventures in my life so far. Although some of these were misadventures, I've found they were learning experiences.

Some wise person once said that experience is the unique ability to recognize a mistake when we make it again. Although I've not made any life-changing transgressions that resulted in a criminal record, I'm not perfect and have never claimed to be, but I've tried to learn from the curve balls and fouls that Life has pitched, and am a better man because of it.
The six things I could never do without
This is a trick question, isn't it?

1. Air to breathe
2. Food to eat
3. Water to drink
4. Clothes to wear
5. Shelter to keep me warm in winter, cool in summer
6. Companionship
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- I got the magic in me -
- Every time I touch that track it turns into gold -
- Everybody knows I’ve got the magic in me -
- When I hit the flow the girls come snappin’ at me -
- Now everybody wants some presto magic -

The problem is, I -don't- have the magic in me, especially "presto magic" (whatever that is), and I'm not a lab technician so I can't balance the pH so the chemistry is "just right" between us. The problem is, this is what most women I've experienced on these electronic, computerized dating schemes are looking for.

The reason these expectations are unrealistic is because magic and chemicals don't exist. Or perhaps they were thought to exist at one time, and then after time passed either the shelf life expired or the two partners were just taking placebos. Divorce in America is now the rule rather than the exception.
You should message me if
You feel that we connect on some level, or even if we disconnect. There are no guarantees in life regarding whether one is entitled to happiness. Now, I'm not saying life is a gamble. In a casino, the House always wins and the Player always loses. That's the way the system is designed. However, in life, there are things that we can do to stack the odds in our favor, however slightly that may be.

Now, what is the secret to happiness in relationships? You'll have to write to me and ask, because telling you at this point in our potential relationship would remove all incentive. Do you think King Arthur opened the door and there was the Holy Grail? No, of course not. He had to assemble his knights, go on a quest, and clap empty coconut shells together.