Well, I like what a friend said to his sister, ‘he’s got a lot of different friends.’ That doesn’t mean all my friends have police records- just a few. But to give that statement some context I like people and really want to know what shapes and molds them- the hardships, the successes, the mundane and the phenomenal.
This affects my work as a small business owner in the tech field where I enjoy working closely with my ‘easy-going’ Manhattan clients. I genuinely enjoy seeing people happy when I’m able to help them solve a perplexing problem or, when sharing what (little) I know, seeing their joy in learning and understanding new things- even if I’ll likely have to repeat it later.
It helps that I like experiencing life both broadly and deeply. I’ve a lot of eclectic interests and that makes it easy to relate to people and to have great conversations. I’ll follow up chateaubriand with falafel wander from Rothko to Rembrandt and make playlists that may include baroque, blues, jazz, folk, etc. I know one of these days I’ll win a Grammy for my (cough) great singing and guitar playing or shoot the next cover of the swimsuit issue (after I learn how to use the flash). I tend to overdo it in the gym and recently a friend and I bought neoprene backpacks to jump off the back of his sailboat, swim a good distance to a nearby lagoon then hike out with a few dry dollars for cold drinks. I can talk tech and business but prefer short stories and philosophy. I’m sensual yet tough- I enjoy massages (giving, too) and air conditioning yet many times this summer I showered with a hose and water from a 150 foot deep well on a mountain (its headache cold). I’ve a black belt in a mean martial art yet appreciate the methods of people like Gandhi. I can seem serious but you should know I sing in the shower and I’ll even entertain a sing-a-long provided you understand that…the mic is in the shower.
Whether counseling a friend grieving for her departed horse or leading a bunch of Nike shod relatives on a tour of Manhattan I believe in stepping up and being there for people. I think there’s always room to make things better in life, whether simply holding doors or topping off wine glasses.
Current projects include: renovating a retreat on a mountain and figuring out how to convince my commercial landlord that he should renew my office lease because my staff actually like him.
I’m divorced but have experience, and appreciate the chance to grow, in longer term relationships. I’m up for some adventurous dates- would like to try ballroom, maybe work on my non-existent tennis game or explore more hidden gems the City has to offer. But ultimately I’m looking to meet the right match for a child and family. Surprise me and I’ll challenge you to step out of your comfort zone to broaden your horizons.