Music has been part of my life since I was a quite young, and playing the piano and listening to everything from rock to world to classical keeps me centered. I grew up on the coast and love rain, fog, and the ocean. I've spent many happy weekends in the redwoods and that place will always be close to my heart. I’ve been a tech writer, a musician, a teacher, a city planner, and an environmental planner protecting the watershed. Although our jobs do not define who we are, my resume definitely captures many of my interests.
Despite my love of nature, I also appreciate cities and I like to explore new places on foot or via public transit rather than on tour buses. I believe that learning about the history, architecture, and environmental aspects of a place before visiting it adds much to my travels. Once there, I like to seek out microbreweries, coffee houses, museums, live music, local events, and places to sit and watch people. Favorite cities include Portland, Venice, Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, and Paris.
I'm a bit of a geek and have been described by coworkers as "intellectually curious" and "weird, but in a good way." I am always curious about how things work or why things are, get excited about science-related topics, and like to create maps and charts at work to share ideas with others. I enjoy conversation and companionship, but I’m also very comfortable with solitude and do need a certain amount of down time to recharge. Writing, humor, and learning are all very important to me. I prefer casual dress and dining over trendy and chic.
I'm a vegetarian but you don't have to be. Most of my friends and family appreciate bbq chicken, crab, and steak and we dine together without judgment, guilt, or proselytizing--just mutual respect.
So, there it is—a bit about my interests and, hopefully, about yours. If you happen to be that bookstore-strolling, NPR-listening, city-exploring guy and you would enjoy sharing music, museums, movies, and more, please drop me a note so that we can get to know each other. Please mention what it was about my profile that caught your interest and why. Oh yes, please be single, divorced, or widowed.
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