First let me clear up some funny (@ least to me) misconceptions. The ring on my finger is my UVA class of '74 ring and no I am not sunburn nor do I visit tanning salons. The redness in my face is a reflection from the brick. I didn't have any current pics so I had my office manager take these with her iPhone. The first 2pics should be labeled "7-1-13 Norm @ work", the next 4 3-1-13 Norm at work with a goatee, and the last 2 are for those of you who like old pics. They are about 19 years old from my daughter's bat mitzvah, and in this way you can tell how well I have aged (lol).
I am an eclectic mix: primarily a realist, but still optimisitic enough to hope to find the love of my life, down to earth yet intelligent and have good critical thinking skills and recently started writing again, a little bit cultured (I own a tux and am not afraid to use it) and a little bit beach bum and rock and roll. I like and have nice things but I have enough stuff - a type A attempting to become a B+. I have a great sense of humor and have been known to talk up a storm, but appreciate silence as well. I have a sense of adventure regarding life and activities (which changes with age) and I like cuddling of the sofa. I'm ready to begin retiring from work, but not from life. Totally comfortable in my own skin and low maintenance. Oh yeah and------------Grand pa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
Back to the whole "mensch" thing. I am a person of honesty and integrity, financially independent and emotionally stable and available, the kind of guy you can take home to mom but will steal .a kiss when she's not looking.
Besides all that I am a pretty good cook. I have committed myself to living a healthier lifestyle and realize that this is not something I can do alone unless I am alone, so please join me in that decision, if you haven't already.
I seem to have left out one of the most important traits, goals and desires: Fun..... as I look at both the present and the future (and have seen my parents age) I know that atleast the next 20 years are for having fun.