My usual vocation as systems analyst, creating loose harmony between people and machines, was aided by an academic background in psychology and computer science. I am a prodigy of UNL's experimental stepchild -- Centennial Education Program.
No addictions, loose ends or skeletons in the closet - confident but not cocky. As an INTP, I am a bit introverted but I can fake extroversion. I am a 60+ active, youthful, still evolving latent wanderer with taste for the quirky, absurd + a dry sense of humor.
I was an active bicyclist during 10 years living in Germany. I traveled a lot via Europe's very convenient train systems. The next nine years were in lovely Honolulu, one of those rare places where my office could be seen from aerial postcards: inside Honolulu's Diamond Head Crater.
Moving on: I am an unapologetic rational liberal. I especially enjoy open, challenging, stimulating, witty and sometimes intellectual conversation. I am not a party or crowd person and I feel more comfortable one on one or in small groups. I am usually a very considerate person.
Borrowed: a twist on my favorite OKC cliché:
"I've been told I look weeks younger than my age ..."
-Television- PBS/BBC - especially NOVA and science stuff, Futurama, Austin City Limits, Bones, Star Trek TNG, Jon Stewart, Big Bang Theory, Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow, Anthony Bourdain, Neil deGrasse Tyson
-Food- when eating out - typically spicy - Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish, Korean, Szechuan ||| when at home - semi-vegetarian
I am fond of German (not Californian) Dornfelder red wine ____________________________________________________
-Music- My favorite styles are blues, rock, progressive rock, indie, punk, R&B, old-school soul & gospel, and soft jazz / funk / world ---- Try my online 250 station Compact One-Click Radio Jukebox
A few old groups/artists Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Steve Miller, Pink Floyd, Stones, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Yes, Who, Doors, Steve Winwood, Joni Mitchell, Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, Elton John, David Bowie, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Jimmie Spheeris, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Keith Jarrett ___________________________________________________
Somewhat more recent Pretenders, U2, Depeche Mode, Prince, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nirvana, Clash, Eurythmics, Crowded House, Police, K D Lang, Alanis Morissette, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Seal, George Michael, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, India Arie, Joss Stone, Sneaker Pimps, Joe Bonamassa, Craig David, Dave Mathews, Tedeschi Trucks Band, No Doubt, John Mayer, Alexi Murdoch, Amos Lee ___________________________________________________
Favorite Classical Shostakovich, Puccini, Bartok, Debussy
--- Dr Seuss / Robert Fulgham
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
--- Alan Watts
Do you like casual tennis? I started a new Tennis Meetup group.
Curious about decades old (19) quirky "dark" poetry?
Here's my Whispers From the Fire --
Sadly, I'm also kind of a news junkie (MSNBC/PBS/online)
"To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip ..."
--- Henry David Thoreau
My latest geek-worthy web project: HomeNet Wi-Fi Media Server
I pretend to be an INTP "aspiring" singer-songwriter. However, I am more inspired by INFP artists. Here are a few that you may know:
Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, James Taylor, Sting, Jim Morrison, Paul Simon, John Mayer
In other news: it's a subjective practice but I tend to only click on profiles with a fairly high OKC match. I will note that a partner who smokes, even infrequently, would just never work out.