I have interests and hobbies. Do you? And are you NEW to this site. I've already reviewed the mugshots here and most would be appropriate for the post office bulletin board. So I'm hoping for some new faces. Please only write if you are new to the site, are divorced or widowed and looking for more than a one night stand: that is COMMITMENT after a period and someone with a MIND. I'm old-fashioned. Mainly I love to read foreign literature (in the original languages). I taught German and French and ESL. I graduated from an MAT program at a major Ivy University. I've lived in many places, both in the US and abroad. So I'm content to stay put for now. I was surrounded by over 10,000 books in a four room apartment growing up. This gave me my love of literature. My family is highly ACADEMIC. I've decided to be clear about myself--modest to a fault, intelligent, and I'm going on a limb now, RAVISHING. Why am I being blunt, because I think it only fair to say this if I expect someone who looks equally good to notice me. I am a POET. Usually I say only that I write poems, but lately people seem to think I should take on the title. This, I think, would explain the fact that I demand that anyone who addresses a query to me through this site understand that I will not entertain even the thought of going out with someone whose writing is deficient, or who doesn't show that he is interested in some academic area, at least modestly. I am Thoughtful, kind, mostly happy, intensely interested in what I love to do. And I have taste-Classical music, Baroque , Renaissance or Oriental art (Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian). I wrote the following because some have tried to contact me who don't fit the picture. I strongly believe the following:
It's true that opposites attract, but this may NOT be to the good. There must be some affinities. Otherwise, things will fall apart with time.
It would be nice to get a note from a gentleman, who says something interesting in a novel and gripping fashion. And someone who doesn't talk of his conquests, disappointments, but instead focuses on his interests. I once had a crush on an amazing classical guitar player, another was a scholar in Japanese literature, another an economist. These men had interests and were ARTICULATE. Surprise me! Don't mention trite things found in these horrid self-portraits. And all those looking like something out of a horror film, look at my picture and stay hidden. Oh, and some college to me is NO college! Don't write unless you have really completed some course of study at a known university.
And someone seems to enjoy my essays. That is really nice, but I'd rather not have anyone pressing buttons of approval. I'd rather have my essays stand by themselves and attract the kind of guy I'm looking for with interests compatible with mine, a background in languages or literature or some other academic and respected field and with skills in writing!