I am a writer, which means I am a storyteller. I trust the old stories. I write books, screenplays, stage plays and essays. I love folktales, films and any tale that has been already told a thousand times. Though I'll listen to it the 1001st time if it's good! I sometimes find myself re-reading great books.
I am kind, generous, thoughtful and funny. I consider a sense of humor as essential to living. I'm looking for a partner with imagination, a woman with intelligence, someone who's not judgmental. Someone who's playful, curious and self aware. Someone who is soulful.
I like the beach and mountains. A mountain lake is bliss. I prefer walking, biking and hiking to the gym. I like being surrounded by beauty when I work out.
Professionally, I have written about culture, social issues, art, history and tales of interesting people from any background. My books have been about the roots of music, culture and mythology. I think certain music is a window into the soul. I adore all kinds of music, from reggae and blues to pop and funk and rock. As Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." Favorite bands include: the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Mumford and Sons, Paul Simon, BigStar, Cassandra Wilson, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Lucinda Williams,Steve Earle, The Beatles, and many other bands and artists. Favorite films: The Third Man, Citizen Kane, Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, The Apu Trilogy, any Ingmar Bergman film, Star Wars, The Fugitive, Lost in Translation, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Everything is Illuminated. So many that these just floated off the top of my head. There are a thousand others, as I am a film junkie.
One last thing: I try to be sensual, original, fun, self aware, adventurous, curious, imaginative.