The one thing I am passionate about...
I will always make time for my friends and family. I love getting out for an evening, great with friends, best if it is just special time with that special person. That makes everything feel right in the world.I also have a continuing passion for and commitment to my kids, which is easy since they're great (of course!). After that comes my college and sports, different ones at different points, now mountain biking.
I typically spend my leisure time
Sports is primary leisure time activity. As a teen and in college, I was a tennis instructor, then squash, then crew (rowing), then rollerblading (never any good at that). now I'm into mountain biking.Love live theatre. Movies are the simple alternative.Then dining out, always available, but no fun alone!
The most influential person in my life has been
The capacity to give, by which I mean being open personally, not charity. Everyone I'm interested in is smart, enjoys a joke, takes care of herself (and often others), is sensitive, sincere and trustworty and more. It takes a 1000 things for it all to work, and you don't get to know them all without effort. But ultimately the critical factor is being able to love and enjoy each other, in public and private, which requires the willingness to give.
The first thing people notice about me
Athletic, attorney...my friends think of me as funny and know me as openly communicative (OK, I talk too much) , but it is my misfortune to come across as a lawyer. The straight man; Abbot, not Costello. The good thing about that is that people believe me; the bad part is that what I am (try to be) in private, which is also open and communicative, is generally not a first impression.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Travel stuff, e.g. Jack Reacher. A Soldier of the Great War is probably the best book of the last century (notwithstanding Helprin's political views), but I rarely get to read such long novels these days.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Family. Two great kids.
- Friends. I love to be judged by the quality of my friends
- Tomorrow, I'm on this site because I'm looking forward to this; with you?
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I have a softer side not conveyed by the athletic or attorney parts of me that are so evident. I like to spend hours doing what makes my lady feel good. That's surprised some.
Friends Describe me as
Energetic, Good listener, Loyal, Physically Fit
A little more about me
Since I can't figure out where this information goes, but you should know, I did the Wall Street lawyer thing as a single guy, moved out to LA as a studio lawyer 20 years ago as part of raising the family. Kids are off to college now and I'm looking for the next great friend and love, since there's a lot of life left and it would be more fun to share.