I'm probably neither as wonderful as my mother believes me to be, nor as special as I'd like to imagine. All of which pains me slightly, but I'm confident of recovering. Getting down to specifics though: the physical data provided is accurate, as is the age. Someone once attempted to explain the "for search purposes" flexibility with stating facts, but I find that being dishonest for the onset somehow doesn't sit right with me. But I digress....Anyway, like the proverbial boy-scout, I'll volunteer that I'm physically fit, mentally awake, & ..., or something to that effect. I try to swim as much as possible. That supports the physically fit claim.Professionally I've progressed from designing things that fly (truly useful things in this day and age), to researching things that governments find interesting (perhaps not so useful), to displaying aspects of altruism that I had always thought beyond me by attempting to teach mathematics to inner-city kids. And though I've always fancied myself to be good, no, better than good, at what I do, I've been humbled by the experiences my students have inflicted on me. But plenty of them tell me I've been a success, so I'll gracefully accept their accolades. So as to what this all communicates about me, I'm unsure. I'll confess to being both citified & countrified as the environment demands & routinely migrate between the venues. Regardless of where, most of my acquaintances find me rather handy to have around despite my failings in the realm of political correctness.But more to point, if the next first date I have is my last first date, then I'll gladly die a happy man. That said, I'm sure that I'm like the rest of you... we'll know it when we find it. I'm happy to report that many of the parties I've had conversations with via this portal have exceeded my expectations. But unfortunately, I'm still patiently waiting my opportunity to me "the one". Perhaps it's you? Thanks for visiting.