To the outside observer, I might be seen as something of a paradox. Since I appreciate paradox philosophically and in life overall, I'm glad to be such. I'm a jazz and rock musician, but for the most part cerebral. I'm a physician and tend to think and theorize more than most, but I am now practicing and teaching mindfulness/meditati on, so I should really say that I am thinking less and less than most.
I am raising two teenage daughters who are central to my life and heart. My family all live nearby, and I am grateful for this. I would like to share that I have a big heart, and that there is a lovely space in the center reserved for a partner.
I am lucky and grateful to be able to live the way I do. In an ongoing process of simplifying my life, I retired from medicine five years ago. I was then able to focus more on my kids and, at that time, music. I don't have any regrets, and I love the path I am on. I have been a musician all my life. Ten years ago, after a (too) long hiatus, I suddenly found myself writing songs for the first time. For 4-5 years I played solo and in rock and fusion bands.
In following my instincts, I scaled way back on the bands over the last few years to the point where I now only play with one of the bands. The creative space that I cleared opened the door to an art that I am finding allows me an even greater connection with myself, with other performers, and with audiences. I had for years been wanting to take an acting class, and finally had the opportunity fall 2012. I am now engaged in an intensive year-long acting program through June 2014. I love it, and it's interesting that an important element of acting is seeing the opposites in characters--seeing both the black and the white at the same time, thus fitting in well with my general life view.
Lastly, I'm helping a friend get her cookie business off the ground, so am keeping grounded in the real world as I explore it's more esoteric aspects.
I am seeking a man who has read my profile. If you email me please include just one specific comment. I get a lot of emails that seem heartfelt but also seem suspiciously cut-and-paste'y.