Hi! I'm an upbeat, energetic, funny, witty, and thoughtful guy who hasn't lost his ideals. I'm a self-employed marketing and branding professional who loves to write. I prefer art to commerce, dogs to cats, and baseball to football. I'm somewhat sentimental and romantic, and can wax poetic. I think movies are a transcendent experience. I have a day job that keeps my juices flowing. I freelance as an actor in independent film and tv, and do a lot of voice over work. I have a lot of respect for actors, directors, great chefs, dancers, poets, activists, and social workers. You'll often find me dining out in my favorite restaurants, taking a hike along a rustic trail, watching a video (a good indie), and corresponding online. I have good friends from all walks of life. Writing, photography, genealogy, tennis, and collecting unusual memorabilia are just some of my hobbies. I've never met a cuisine I didn't like. Career, personal growth, and humor figure prominently in my life -- as does family. Kids and animals generally like me...and the feeling is mutual. I'm well-traveled but I enjoy the comfort of hearth and home.