Here's a little glimpse of me, but I think it covers a lot of ground:
I am a good looking , very fit-for-my-age 62 year old man. Tall, nice shoulders and biceps, not much belly. I'm a good dresser. I am well educated (Cornell, USC, UCLA)
I'm a doctor (head and neck surgeon)
I am squeaky clean honest with women. I lose out on some women because of this but it's good karma. I have a decent sense of humor. I love working out, coffee, delicious food, a good pomm martini, a variety of music, movies, musical theater (love the Broadway shows!), being myself with others, and enjoying good real conversation. What we all have in common is that are all just travelers here in life for a short time, trying to learn from our mistakes, trying to enjoy it as much as we can while we can. A lot depends on luck; that's just the way it is.
I am fortunate to live on the water so I get to watch the seagulls and pelicans put on their show. My place isn't big but it is in a good location. I am not wealthy by Southern California standards but I am blessed to be comfortable.
My father was a major influence in my life. He taught me integrity and to be responsible. He also taught me the consequences of not taking care of oneself and being happy. He died way too early. I care about others but I am not a martyr.
Other influences have been Dr. David Viscott who taught me about communicating honestly to oneself and others, Dennis Prager who exemplifies clarity and goodness, and I think Bill O'Reilly makes a lot of sense so I guess that makes me a conservative.
One thing I am passionate about would be this : I do not feel the schools prepare young people for life. It didn't prepare me, and I was very good at school. While it is important to be exposed to the various academic subjects we all learn , most of that material is quickly forgotten after the final exam. In my view there are three areas that people in our culture need to have a good grasp on and the earlier the better. These are 1) dating, mating, relationships, and marriage 2) career choice 3) personal finance. I authored a book about this hoping that it would help young people , especially guys, to have focus on what I believe to be priorities in life and learn from my mistakes.
I love quotes. Here are some quotes that I like.
There is no such thing as shoulda coulda woulda ... If you shoulda and you coulda, you woulda.
- Pat Riley , former Lakers coach
Life is lived forward and understood backward.
- Soren Kierkegaard
" Failure is the best teacher"
( Heard this from some athlete being interviewed on ESPN. I just wish it didn't hurt quite so much)
"It's not my whole life, it's only today. Whatever I feel on any given day is not permanent, it is going to change. So never take what I am feeling about anything too seriously. Life, my feelings/attitude, everything is always in flux. Feelings are like the local weather, just wait a while, something will change ... an insight, a new event, even just the passage of time. So on the bad days just hang on and realize it's temporary. And on the good days try to pretend it's going to last forever."
I think this probably gives you a sense of what I'm about.
Drinks , coffee or dinner.
Then if we hit it off ... then , of course, we fly to Paris :)