I have two wonderful little girls who are 8 and 4. They are my life, and I love being a dad. They are my absolute priority. I have been separated for about a year now and divorce proceedings are underway. I expect this to be done in May or June 2014. Relocation from the DC area is highly unlikely depending on the terms of the divorce. I have lived all over the country, and in Japan for three years. I work for the Navy, and retired from the Reserves after over 22 years of service in January 2013. I am trying my hand at Masters Swimming
I come from a very large, Jewish family and Judaism is very important to me. I grew up in the Chicago area and have lots of friends and family there still. My parents are in Indianapolis, and I go there often too.
I love to travel, and although I have visited well over twenty countries (favorites include France--especially around Villefranche, Nice, and Cannes, Israel, Singapore, and Hong Kong), I really want to explore the U.S (Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, other big open places out West) and Canada.
I enjoy going to the opera, theater, and concerts. I would love to play more golf than I actually do. I am a huge fan of BBC America shows (Doctor Who, Orphan Black). I play a pretty mean game of Scrabble. I have rediscovered my ability to cook. I make a mean curry and yummy brownies among other things.
I am a Chicago sports junkie and I need my Blackhawks, Bears, and White Sox. Some other teams will be tolerated :-)
About you: You have to be extremely patient with me. I am looking to move slowly, and get to know someone. You will have to be able to get along with my girls, and be a good role model for them. I am not afraid if you have kids, and if you do not, and want them, I am wiling to discuss that. You should be confident in your ability to match ties to my suits and shirts (although I am pretty good at this, I sometimes need help). You should like random phone calls and e-mails throughout the day for no apparent reason other than to say hello. You should have the courage of your convictions be able to communicate your feelings face to face and not assume that I intuitively understand be able to compromise to tell me why I am wrong and occasionally say that I am right.