stevegillman
71 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
That first photo was taken early August 2016.
I have a deep abhorrence for any organized religion.......most of them. Unitarians and Buddhists (if you can call Buddhists organized) excepted.
Nutshell; sculptor, dad, grand pa, dog walker, traveler, enjoyer of simple pleasures, making people laugh. A runner, biker, yoga, gym, dancing. A dancing fool; mostly cajun/Zydeco.
If you're looking for tall dark and handsome, forget the tall, and most of the dark. The humor has a Jewish tinge to it.
I love eating out simply; mostly asian, but I'm a complete omnivore. Indian is my least favorite food. Movies, day trips up the coast or out the Sacramento River Delta highway in my antique Alfa Romeo with the top down. Just got back from 5 months in Europe. I'd do that again in a moment, or actually anywhere (doesn't have to be 5 months.......that was a little long).
My daughters are grown and flown the coop (they're in their 40's) and have their own professions (Yoga studio owner and landscape architect).
I've been doing art in public places for the last 40 years.
What I’m doing with my life
Having made myself financially stable, I'm concentrating on going back to doing studio art. I've also begun developing my studio hopefully transforming it into a place as beautiful as the south of France where, for a number of years I had wanted to move. I finally realized that where I am is already almost as lovely but more useful for the making of artwork.
I’m really good at
I think I'm a good listener/communicator. I also value the opinions of my women friends.

Taking care of myself, my health, and well being.....I would like to be a more dedicated meditator. Still working on that.

I build and make things that don't fall down, and that work well. Often they're beautiful or at least interesting. I've managed to do this all my life and still have all my fingers intact.

I'm pretty good at making people laugh. For me, mirth is essential. Laughing with friends/companions/grand kids is the best.
The first things people usually notice about me
Haven't a clue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books; All Elmore Leanard, William Shirer's The Night Mare Years; 1930-1940 All of David Sedaris', Charles C. Mann's 1493, Germs, Guns, and Steel by Jared Diamond, Hanna Arendt, All of Michael Pollan's....etc.

Any movies by John Sayles, Lina Wertmuller, Ang Lee, most of Woody Allen, Christopher Guest, the Coen Brothers, the list goes on, you get the idea.

Mad Men, Doc Martin, Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, Dead Wood, Foyle's War, anything by Ken Burns, much of Masterpiece theatre, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (if only I had cable, which I don't), and again, you got the idea.

I don't sit and listen to much music; preferring to dance mostly to Cajun/Zydeco music which is like rhythm and blues. But I can be gotten to sit still for a wide range of blues, bluegrass, old rock, some jazz, space (ambient) music as in Music from the Hearts of Space on KALW. there's so much great new world music out there, and too little time!

AH food! All Asian, Asian fusion, a really good burger. Prefer healthy, working on reducing my red meat intake and am moderately successful at it. I'm a pretty good cook and enjoy cooking up a lovely stir fry, cioppino, turnkey soup etc. even just for myself, but preferably to be shared. All fresh fruit, especially off the tree.
The six things I could never do without
AIR, WATER, FOOD, COMPANIONSHIP, GOOD HEALTH, SEX. Pretty much in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The next project. The current project. My next meal.
On a typical Friday night I am
There's a great Zydeco dance venue in Alameda every Friday night. You'll find me there unless on the rare occasion when I've gotten a better offer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll have to stew over this one.
You should message me if
If much of what's written strikes a chord with you.
You're looking for someone who will listen to you and respect your ideas, and wants to strike a balance between shared time, and needing space.
You're looking for someone who doesn't hang out in bars, but prefers a walk in the woods, coast trails, the Delta Highway in an ancient open top car, or just staying home.
You're looking for someone who doesn't own a trophy car, a trophy house in.....or for that matter a trophy anything!
Preferably you have been in long term relationships, maybe raised children. Are physically active, and fit.
like me, you're looking for a partner, a friend, a lover
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