50Tucson, United States
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My self-summary
I'm actually filling this out last, since it's such an open ended query. I found the other "questions" easier to respond to since they were more succinct. I think I will just leave this as it is, since the other questions should provide a reasonable summary that would just be duplicative here. I guess I should at least include that I was married until recently, and I have two adult daughters now living on their own. I grew up in small city (< 10K) northern Illinois, but have lived in Tucson since '89 when I moved here for grad school. I've worked in IT for the past 20+ years, but I am looking for something else to do both career wise and life wise.
What I’m doing with my life
not much of anything which is what I'm looking to change, since what's the point of living if you aren't doing something with your life, other than working for the man just to survive.
I’m really good at
listening, seeing the alternate point of view in a situation, putting myself in someone else's shoes, understandng the grey areas since nothing, even death, is black and white, being logical not emotional, and helping others to see all of this for themselves.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, and that I don't talk very much, but when I do say something, it's usually fairly intelligent and/or surprisingly profound.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Looking backward, Celestine Prophecy, Conversations with God. I don't remember many titles and I haven't been reading much the past few years, since I'm not sure if there's a point in learning a lot just to have learned it, and then where does all that knowledge go when this life ends?

Movies: I think i have over a hundred blu rays, comedies, action, sci-fi, horror, drama, along with a Hi-Def 1080P projector, 110" screen, and reasonably good 7.1 HD Home theater system to watch/listen to them on.

Shows: I record all the networks (no cable) on a PC via digital OTA so it's in Hi Def (and don't have to watch any commercials). Mostly sitcoms, some favorites are HIMYM, BBT, 2&1/2M, Modern Family, Suburgatory, and more, some dramas, Good Wife, Bones, Greys, Sherlock, House (one of the best ever), performance reality shows, Amer Idol, Voice, X Factor, and since I record everything I can skip all the nonsense and delays and just watch the worthwhile parts.

Music: Anything but 'really country' country and "really rappy" rap, prefer heavy metal and rock suprisingly, but good music from any genre I can appreciate.

Food: Probably should be at least vegetarian for the humanity of it, but meat tastes so good. A list of likes would be much too long, in face I have the hardest time trying to choose what to order out, there are so many choices and I like nearly all of them. Pretty much anything but brussel sprouts, pickeled herring, and what they had at that dinner in Indiana Jones II: Temple of Doom.
Six things I could never do without
This seems a bit silly, and I suspect isn't intended to include the obvious such as oxygen, water, food, shelter, medical care, and the gov't/legal system all of which none of us would survive very long without, or at least have much of a life, but actually I don't need much more than that, simple house, 22 yo vehicle, basic clothes, probably some technology required these days, but you could even do fine without that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how things could be different than they are now, better than they are now, why things aren't different than they are now, or better than they are now, will things ever be better than they are now. Why people, especially in the US, with the benefits of freedom of speech, equal rights (mostly), and "freedom of religion" can't understand or aren't willing to allow everyone to be free and live their own lives, without instilling their personal beliefs, or religious beliefs, or racial bigotry onto others. Why the majority of those with so much seem to only want more for themselves, usually to the detriment of those with so little. Why do those with power and control and resources not use that power and wealth for the betterment of the rest of the country or the world and humanity in general, instead of just taking more from it for themselves? Is it fear? selfishness? ignorance? simple greed? or is it just a game to them? Why can't they see the harm they are causing? the suffering they are creating? the potentially catastrophic consequences of their actions for future generations?
"Today, everything comes under the laws of competition and survival of the fittest, where the POWERFUL feed upon the POWERLESS. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape." - Pope Francis
On a typical Friday night I am
relaxing at home after a busy work week looking forward to at least a couple of days off from the rat race before getting back on the hamster wheel.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've thought about there not being much point in living because of the state of the world, the bleak future we possibly have in front of us, and life just seeming like endless work and struggle for not much benefit. I also have it a lot better than 7 billion or so other people on the planet, so maybe that's selfish of me, and I need to appreciate what I have more. So I'm still here looking for something meaningful to live for I guess.
You should message me if
you want to after reading my profile, or comparing some of our answers, or just want to chat, the possibilities are endless.
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