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My self-summary
I am an twelve year firefighter: I'm really into putting out fires, but that doesn't stop me from starting a few ... no wait - metaphorically, of course! I have been giving a lot back to my community. I also run my own successful real estate business along the North Coast which I got into accidentally after buying my land and building my own house here in the woods.

I can be both serious and silly, sometimes at the same time. I have a strong sense of the practical but can mix it up with a bit of whimsy. People have always said I'm funny, with a sharp wit, but sometimes I can sometimes slip into the obtuse.

I tend to go for women who are very smart, and especially those with a bit of irreverent humor. I would probably be most inspired by someone whose viewpoint captivates me in some fashion and with whom the talk comes easily, once we get to know each other.

I'm well-traveled and, though I haven't been able to get away as much as I used to, do enjoy traveling and have, indeed, lived outside this country for about eight years. I find the people and cultures most interesting, and generally prefer swag-style of travel to luxury - one tends to see more, though a posh resort from time to time is excellent. I love food.

I'm well-read and a literary penchant of some sort in a partner is a bonus. Also bit of an artist, so knowledge/appreciation of the arts an extra feather.

I enjoy spontaneity, but not chaos.

I believe I'm a pretty good listener.

No drama.
What I’m doing with my life
Just returned from Buenos Aires all December where I tried to learn Tango.
I’m really good at
The letter “B”.
Not yodeling.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile.
Big lips.
Blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Can I have all that in a single serving, please? I am a bit of a media guy (and I mean ex-high tech professional - so that geekiness lingers) and draw much information from the Internet. Though I have a few shows I've enjoyed (like Breaking Bad - wow!), I do not watch any TV.

I am very outdoorsy and like to hike almost daily, and not daily: ride a mountain bike, paddle board, kayak, dance, yoga and lift weights.

I read books constantly, and am recently listening to a lot of audiobooks. I especially like to put one on while cleaning the house, or with my car's sound system while driving.

Of late, I am tending toward silicon valley start-up stories, self help variety betterment stuff, and young adult chapter books, such as Garth Nix, and occasionally some military sci-fi - just 'cos they're easy listeners.

I love a good movie, and the last one I can remember being surprised by was the more adolescent A Million Ways to Die in the West. Monty Python appreciated, absurdly. A well-conceived sci-fi plot. Even though I have seen many classics, art, foreign and hi-brow films, I seem to prefer something especially escapist these days.

I love music of course - originally from Chicago! Slippery funk, some techno, female vocalists and good blues my current palate, but that could change. Thievery Corporation, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Regina Spector, Supergrass, the Clash - it's a strange spectrum.

Great theater, dance, & comedy also a great plus.

I am a bit of a foodie and can sometimes cook up a storm and enjoy a great restaurant. Much to my surprise, I developed my very own California affectation - I went gluten-free last year and love it!
Six things I could never do without
The consonants.
A good sneeze.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm a full mix:

But I am also intuitive with a great sense of myself and who others are.

Can I make water and can I do it from scratch?

Trying to make my place AirBNB-ready.
On a typical Friday night I am
Nice dinner at home and possibly a movie.

I like to dance, and I love art museums, especially modern, and eating out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't write so well in cursive, backwards.
You should message me if
You don’t fit in a box either.
The two of us