Hi there. I'm a liberal art loving democrat. passionate about music, poetry, antiques and used book shopping. And yes, a father of a wonderful 5 month old (as of 5.22.11) who I will start getting every other weekend. Digressing to music...while the Grateful Dead and Dylan have influenced me a great deal proto-punk like the Velvet Underground and NY Dolls through the Clash and Patti Smith mean just as much. I look at music as a musicologist. I've written album reviews. I am very opnionated but try not to be a snob. I apply this passion and critique to poetry and to some degree cinema as well. I'm also into fine arts. I'm a staunch democrat. I'm intense but warm and gentle. A bit more in tune with my emotions than most men. I have not left North America but I've driven across the US 3 times. The open road is a major turn on. Having the right company even more so. I'm very passionate about baseball then hockey then football in that order. My parents and family hail from the Milwaukee/Chicago area and those are my adopted second homes. The Milwaukee Brewers are my team. Then Caps, Packers and Skins. I'm actually embarassed the Skins owner is such a prick and a member of the tribe. Back to art...I am obsessive about Marc Chagall. I own about ten books and numerous prints of his. As the story goes his family were neighbors of mine in White Russia.I love Ellis Island history and catskill comics.Buddy Hackett I love regardless how I'm not his demographic.Oh,i'm 25% Greek Orthodox.