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My self-summary
I adapt readily to most situations I'm reasonably witty, but not as quick on my feet with a sarcastic comeback as some; having a good sense of humor helps one get through the day. Would especially like to meet someone with a similar outlook on life (I'm not especially confrontational), and would like to meet someone with overlapping interests, so that we have some common ground, but also can share and teach new things to each other.

I’m lucky to have a vocation that, in part, involves some of my avocations – film, theater, music,art. Some people who only know me casually think that film (or movies, but not Cinema – too pretentious), from most countries and genres, is my main love, but they don't know me very well - I like mostmusic (esp. old rock and roll, [traditional American, classical). I'm into art & architectural history, photography; and I'mcurious about just about everything; that's probably why I'm a librarian (also I couldn't decide on which of many professions I'd like to go into; I love to help people find what they're looking for). I also seem to like run-on sentences, though I'm generally grammatical. None of these things are complete without someone to share with – the rhythm of the music, the elation after a really good film when the lights come up, a fantastic sunset….

Haven't had a long-term romantic relationship in a few years, and at this point I'm a less sure about love at first sight than I was when younger, though I remain a romantic. A romantic relationship should be based, in large part, upon friendship anyway.

Just a few more odds and ends for right now:
Was raised Jewish, butI’m not fond of organized religion (although some of the ritual - hymns, etc,- fascinate me); I feel that it’s one of the causes of all the ill in the world, along with greed and the lust for power. I believe in the Golden Rule, the brotherhood of man, and a healthy respect for our place in nature.

I'd better shut up and leave a little to the imagination. I'm very open to being asked questions, and generally like as open communication as possible - have found that both friendships and romantic relationships don't last without openness, sharing, and general concern for the other party.

I am honest, intelligent, and like people
What I’m doing with my life
Living it day by day. Still enjoying a job I've had for over 30 years, but love to leave at the end of each day.
I’m really good at
Helping people find information.
Getting passionate about things I love and want to share with others - a film, a favorite place, a piece of music, etc.
Being approachable.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea! I had a beard for over 25 years and about haf te people I know didn't notice that I shaved it off! ANd I'm approachable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dickens, Austen, historical fiction, graphic novels (mostlly the non fiction, crime, Pekar, Clowes, etc.). Mysteries (currently working my way through Laura Lippman). Non-fiction on arts, film, history, and miscellaneous tomes like Joseph Needham' Science and Civilization in China and Karl Von Frisch's The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees.
What can I say; when youu work in a library, lots of interesting books catch one's attention

Movies: The cliched, "too many to enumerate." Like classic Hollywood, best represented by Casablanca , It's a Wonderful Life (not a fan of Gone With the Wind), film noir (favorite is Out of the Past), Preston Sturges, Capra, Ford, etc. Favorite foreign directors are Ozu, Kurosawa, Rohmer and too many others.
See almost everything that comes to the local art house (I think films are best viewd for the first time, at least, in a theater - nothing like the communal experience). Also love to go down to AFI and the National Gallery for films. That being said, I have a full to capacity Netflix queue( you show me yours and I'll show you mine) Also have the opportunity to show a variety of films once a month at the library where I work..

TV Shows: Pretty much stopped watching TV when digital came in (and was surprised that I didn't have major withdrawal problems). Liked a lot of cop shows : all Law and Order, CSI (only the original); the Medium. Haven't gotten cable in about 10 years, so I spend time catching up on DVD . A lot of British detective shows, MI-5, Slings and Arrows, Pushing Daisies, etc. Also a lot of older US shows Homicide (working my way through the complete run; still great), St. Elsewhere, Sopranos, Deadwood. Just watched the Golden Age of Television box. Others are coming up on my Netflix list.

Music: traditional folk and blues, old rock 'n roll (50's -60's and it's remnents, like the Stones and Dylan); classical (esp. late 18th,19th and early 20th century, but also enjoy Bach), Celtic, alt-country; open to other things (lots of groups I've never heard, but like, pop up on Pandora)..
Six things I could never do without
Air.Water.Sustenance.Friends and Family.Questions.Answers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Wandering aimlessly through the mean streets (:-) 0f Baltimore. If I'm not at a concert or film with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really have a tough time filling in these questionaires; I'd rather be grilled in an interrogation room - you'd get my whole life story there.
You should message me if
you like to discover new things all the time; especially in music, the arts, architecture, and film; and learn things from other people
The two of us