I have the best of both worlds, city and country. I'm in New York City regularly for business and pleasure. I enjoy the excitement of the city as well as the beauty of the country when it's time for a slower pace. I'm originally from Long Beach, New York (yes, that Long Beach). These days, I'm often on the Long Island visiting friends on the North Shore.
People are the most important part of my life. A rewarding relationship is a combination of two individual lives and a life that can be shared. True happiness is what you feel when you've done something nice for someone else.
Every day brings new opportunities for enjoying life. I'm a "seasoned" financial adviser with my own low-stress company. I have the luxury of limiting my practice to clients who share my philosophy. I leave business in the office when the day is done.
I've traveled extensively and look forward to planning the next adventure. I enjoy the pleasure of preparing and sharing a good meal with friends. When eating out, I look for ambiance, welcome, and good food. Fancy or plain makes no difference as long as it's done well. Scenes are a definitely no-no as are places where the only viable mode of communication is lip reading.
My taste in music includes classical, jazz, and popular. I have limited interest in ballet, opera, hip-hop or rap. Along with traveling and cooking, I enjoy photography, hiking, tennis, softball, and ping-pong. And, of course, reading.
Pets are fine, as long as they are dogs. I coexist with cats with the help of antihistamines.
My favorite time is Saturday morning when I can enjoy a full artery-attacking breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, farm fresh eggs, applewood smoked bacon, toast from homemade bread (yes, I make it every two weeks), and freshly ground coffee. It certainly does sound a bit much, but is really delicious. Then I read the weekend paper, and start the challenge of the Sunday Times puzzle. Sometimes I even finish it.
I prefer to be organized, but am not obsessive. I have my own views, appreciate those of others, and am interested in going below the surface to learn more.
That's probably enough to get started. Oh yes, I forgot. Most people think I'm in my 50s. I certainly feel younger, too. Good genes help.
ONE MORE THING: Please, let's limit photos to those that are recent and in focus, not broad landscapes with a tiny, unidentifiable person in the background.