The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about stories and storytelling. I have published some fiction and acted as a writing instructor for the past dozen years. Because of this I enjoy experiencing stories in all their forms (literary, film, television, etc.). I am also a great lover of music and have been a professional DJ for the past 20+ years. But more than anything I am passionate about making deep connections with people. I long to forge close ties with friends and, hopefully, a very special someone I can share every aspect of myself with. Scintillating conversation on all manner of subjects is something that I greatly enjoy and look forward to.
I typically spend my leisure time
I continue to write speculative fiction in my free time. I read and watch film. I also like to be physically active, preferably with a partner. I read a lot online (as well as "on-couch").
The most influential person in my life has been
First and foremost I'm looking for someone I connect with on a mental and physical level--someone I have fun talking with and who I'm comfortable around. I'd like them to genuinely enjoy my company and share some of the same core beliefs that I do. I'd really love for them to be witty, creative, and intelligent (A smart AND caring woman is incredibly attractive). But above all else I'm looking for someone kind, affectionate, loyal, and trustworthy. Just an all-around warm soul that doesn't take the little things in life for granted and can appreciate a good man who will do all those same little things to make them feel
The first thing people notice about me
I've never really asked anyone so I don't know for sure what people first notice about me but I've been told my smile (that's coming from a dental hygienist so take that for what it's worth) or my light brown eyes. But I would think it's my warm, humorous, witty personality. You'll have to let me know when we meet!
The last book I read and enjoyed
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin. George has been a favorite writer of mine since well before the Game of Thrones mania hit so it was a foregone conclusion that I would love his series. His short work is tremendous. Also read George Saunders' latest collection and that was fantastically original as well. Then got a chance to sit down with the man himself and pick his brain--so inspiring. I love the genre work of Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Roald Dahl, and the like. It's what I read, it's what I write. I love the sci-fi & fantasy genres done well. So inventive, probing,
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My health: I try to take care of myself and eat clean foods (but I love chocolate so much)
- The love of my son: I was his primary caregiver from birth and we have a very close bond.
- My spirit, willing to connect: I truly cherish those who love me. Hopeless romantic here!
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I don't know that I'd actually "wish" they would notice this about me but I'm always trying to bring the conversation to a deeper level by sharing a lot about myself, asking questions, and being a good listener to people's responses. I hate small talk. I suppose if they did notice that about me they'd be more open to sharing. I find that people sometimes are only comfortable with superficial conversation instead of sharing their true thoughts. I love having deep, meaningful conversations where true thoughts and opinions can be expressed freely without fear of judgement. That's how you truly get to know someone
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Creative, Intelligent, Passionate
A little more about me
I'm a creative spirit & I write short fiction. Because I love stories so much, I?m a fan of reading and watching films. Sharing the experience of a good movie or book is a favorite thing to do. I live a clean lifestyle and eat healthy (I do have a big sweet tooth though). I'm an easy-going guy who loves to share interesting conversations. I'm a real music lover with diverse tastes (I also love to sing--you've been warned). I have a quick wit and an excellent sense of humor. I?m a very affectionate partner. If we?re fortunate enough to connect I will kiss you incessantly, hold hands on walks, and say 'I love you'. I
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Sports I enjoy playing
Baseball, Basketball, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football
Movies I like to Watch
Science, Soap Opera
Favorite Movies to Watch
the thing, 2001: a space odyssey, contact, the thing, the matrix, contact, alien, the howling... in all honesty i have way too many favorites to name!
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Other, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
veep, silicon valley, freaks & geeks, westworld, x-files, girls, veep, real time, last week tonight