Hi, thanks for checking me out. I am a 63 yr.old Caucasian male of Russian Judaic ancestry.
The dates of my pics on this profile are as follows: 1. Me, Main pic, Feb. 2017, 2. Little tabby and me, Oct. 2016, 3.Me with my black cat, Dec. 2014, 4.Me standing (full length shot) Oct. 2014, 5. Profile with hat, Sept. 2013, 6. 3/4 Face shot, Oct. 2014, 7. On beach in white hat, Summer 2010, 8. Carrying wood, july 2007
I am intelligent, compassionate, passionate, very creative, a fairly good listener, dedicated, an ok cook, an ok gardner.
I like to do art and play music. I am Reiki level one, doing group distant healing and other. Will learn Reiki Two this fall.
I like to watch intelligent, quirky movies and want a movie partner among other things.
I used to volunteer with cats at a local cat shelter and may start doing a bit of volunteering with refugees in the area.
I am politically progressive, anti-Trump, listen to Democracy Now, WPFW, Politico, the Intercept, a bit of NPR. I like "Wait, Wait, Don't tell me" radio.
I love standup comedy, particularly women (watch online)- Maria Bamford among others.
I am retired, except for selling an occasional piece of art, giving harmonica lessons, or an occasional music gig.
I worked in insurance, publishing, and as a paid therapeutic musician (NOT music therapist) playing in nursing homes, etc. for about 12 years. I also played as a kid's musician for 2 years. I also self published a journal of artwork and writing by persons with severe mental illness that was included in the library of the American Visionary for 2 years. I had about 10 good years selling original art, but now the economy seems non supportive, and I do not care anymore, I just make art, because it is a calling.
Music favs...just a few: Miles Davis, Lafayette Gilchrist and the new Volcanoes, , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, Little Walter, Howard Levy, Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Yes, Stevie Winwood, John Mayer, White Stripes, Robert Randolph band, Fiona Apple, many many more
Movies......Charles Kaufman/dtr., David Lynch drives me crazy, but am enjoying Twin Peaks:The Return.