A man of the world; well traveled, well read, and well groomed.
A wild rover; at home in the wilderness, the urban metropolis, the suburban sprawl of south OC, the beaches of Saint Pete, next the mountains of Colorado.
An educator; dedicated to the betterment of the human condition, be it a single child or the spices at large, via the art of learning.
An artist; working to bring beauty into the world through the expression of my mind and actions of my body.
A lover; sexual, romantic, compassionate, and if you ask nicely creatively kinky.
Companionship; be it as friend, co adventurer, casual lover, partner in intoxication, life-partner, soul-mate.
I am a Gentleman of the world, I've spent a a lot of time both within and beyond the Orange Curtain (Belfast N. Ireland, Alaska, Iceland, Columbia and Florida, just to name a few), and have made it my mission to experience, learn from and enjoy as many of life's pleasures as I possible during my short stay on this Earth of ours.
I've been called a renaissance man on more than one occasion, and while I do enjoy attending renaissance festivals (in costume of course), I believe the label stems from my insatiable curiosity and fondness for the acquisition and application of skills, both modern and anachronistic. My greatest passion is for the cultivation and creative expression of Mind, Body, and Spirit.
As a Gentleman, I believe that the ability to communicate articulately, to defend one's self and family, and to engage meaningfully with the cosmos are fundamental life skills. I also believe that life is enjoyed most in good company, hence this profile. I hope you enjoy it! :D
For movies, my favorites include all of the star wars films, the lord of the rings trilogy, hook, labrynth, the Indiana jones trilogy, the boondock saints, my neighbor totoro, snatch, swing kids, almost any comic based movie, galaxy quest, inglorious bastards, pulp fiction, crouching tiger hidden dragon, the Harry potter series, the underworld trilogy, most James bond films (preferably staring sean connery)... The list goes on.
my shows include, Firefly, Spartacus, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, House of cards, Star Trek (any/all), Avatar: the last air bender, Full metal Alchemist, The Blacklist... and many more.
As for music I like a lot of things, SoCal punk, Celtic punk, classic rock, hard rock, Irish folk, swing, jazz, blues, electro, dubstep, and classical, I'm pretty eclectic. Some examples include beats antique, the Beatles, the Fenians, me first and the gimme gimme's, daft punk, the dubliners, rancid, dropkick murphies, rage agains the machine, Johnny cash Mumford and sons, the real mckenzies, metalica, disturbed, credence clear water revival, big bad voodoo daddy, avenged sevenfold, trans-siberian orchestra, the jive aces, stone temple pilots, cage the elephant, bad religion, red hot chili peppers, green day... Just to name a few :)
When it comes to food, I love the diversity of human culinary creativity, and trying new things. Some favorites include Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Filipino, American, Irish... I pretty much love it all :)
Ps I think it's hilarious when the only books people list are those they were required to read in high school ;D
Opportunities for meaningful interaction (mental, physical, or spiritual)
Freedom of expression
Access to wild places
Blissful states of Consciousness
How to be the best me.
Craft ideas and how to make them real.
The intricacies of the cosmos.
Humanity, where we've been, where we are, where we are headed (I'm an anthropologist and a teacher).
Where I might find the woman of my dreams?