The concise version of me.
I am a writer. I am currently writing two new books simultaneously, which though emotionally exhaustive is also fun and exciting. I have published two previous books: a noir style novella "Between The Devil And Charlie Parker", and a collection of poetry and short fiction "A Second Chance At Love".
I'm very honest and outspoken (most times to a fault), somewhat eccentric, comfortable in any situation (though I prefer a relaxed atmosphere more often than not) and spontaneous. I am verbose, contemplative, sarcastically witty (at the appropriate times only), and self deprecating with my humor depending on the situation.
I suppose you could best describe me as a Zelig (one who can easily adapt to those around him in any given situation in both a physical and emotional sense); that being said, I know who I am and what I want out of this life. I embrace change, it is a part of my nature, so long as it is out of necessity and essential at that time. I will not make changes based on the whims of another, or to maintain a semblance of what is fashionable at the time; that just isn't me and it never will be. The exterior me alters from time to time as needed; the core is unflappable. I am very passionate about the things and people that enrich my life and I fight for what I love with everything in me.
I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I find that it makes life easier at times while slowly creating a laziness and sense of entitlement in certain people which makes me very cautious. I find people have become socially crippled by their devices. I much prefer face to face interactions as opposed to texting and so forth. Life is made to be tangible, our senses are wasted behind our many screens.
As for what I'm looking for...
I prefer a genuine soul that isn't attracted to the window dressing in life. Someone that knows the difference between wants and needs, that sees the value in staying home for a cooked meal, lunch at the beach, drinks in a pub or on a rooftop, versus dining at the trendy hot spots, or hitting the club scene, and is satisfied with creating happiness as opposed to buying it. Tattoo's are a plus, I have 6 myself, however they are not essential if said individual wears their heart on their sleeve. Oh yeah, a big must is a kinship with animals; I'll explain this point in person.
For a great example of what I'm looking for check out the songs All I Want by Joni Mitchell, I Get A Kick Out Of You by Ella Fitzgerald, and Sometimes I'm Happy by Sarah Vaughan.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Seawall walk and a coffee to get to know one-another, or perhaps some random adventure to salvage the moment in case things don't work out.