The one thing I am passionate about...
GREETINGS, all you foxes out there ;-) I like BS DISCUSSIONS OVER COFFEE ..split my time between NY & FL..and take my work with me (80% online). Passionate about my GROWN KIDS (32 daughter & 34 son). Passionate about my GYM & FITNESS HABIT? for nearly 50 continuous years, so probably I'm your BEST PHYSICALLY FIT, late-60s, male specimen on this site ;-) Passionate about CURRENT EVENTS & POLITICAL topics (I lean right, a news junkie, journalism background). WATCHING MONEY GROW. Passionate about my work as a COMMERCIAL WRITER? I do executive publicity, ad copy, web pages, video scripts. I've worked with Samsung ? my anc
I typically spend my leisure time
(more): PASSIONATE ABOUT: BS DISCUSSIONS over coffee (already said that); PERSONAL CHALLENGE: Joined Army for 3 years after HS; after Army, graduated from engineering school (BS, MS electrical); in 1990, age 40, I made a scary career change: bailed out of Motorola (sales VP), graduated from Columbia Journalism school; found my niche in ADVERTISING. Passionate re CONTINUAL LEARNING ? various courses, perfecting my craft; TRAVEL: while working in Korea for Samsung (1990s), I learned Korean language; Japan still my favorite country to visit; OLDER PASSIONS: GOLF (out-of-practice); PARTNER DANCING (would like to get back with the right partner)
The most influential person in my life has been
Somebody roughly my age that I can have a CONVERSATION with. ? SWEETNESS ? Physical FITNESS ? Maybe a similar WORLDVIEW? -- for example: If you think the USA in 2018 is headed towards another FINANCIAL crash like 2008, then we should be on SPEED DIAL! ? Looking for someone who'l laugh at my jokes ;-) ... I JOKE AROUND a lot -- people remind me that -- way back in Catholic school -- I drove the nuns crazy by acting up in the schoolyard ,,,
The first thing people notice about me
People notice that I am PHYSICALLY FIT and POSITIVELY UPBEAT - When things go wrong, I'm automatically thinking "what's good about this?" Maybe "what's funny about this?" Long time ago ... in the Army ... I discovered that I can SIMPLY CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY and feel grateful -- no matter what my circumstances ... .
The last book I read and enjoyed
I am writing a fiction book - - just a WRITING HOBBY: It's like Mad Men, but set in 1980s corporate America -- and the lead character is a female version of Don Draper in Mad Men ........ I read WALL STREET JOURNAL every day, especially their daily BOOK review (that counts as a book, right? ;--) and WSJ opinion pages; A history of the American People; The Road to Serfdom; Read every novel and short story written by Ernest HEMINGWAY- I like his style. Visited Spain many times following up EH s stories ... another favorite = "Tales of the Al Alhambra" - visited Granada many times following up that book as well ...
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Lifelong health and fitness habits
- The world's most amazing kids
- Opportunity to continue doing work that I really enjoy - I'll never retire!
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I joke around a lot, so I'm probably trying to entertain you -- sometimes people don't know when I'm just kidding ...
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Loyal, Physically Fit, Warm
A little more about me
I've got the world's most AMAZING KIDS: My son joined the military (NAVY SEALs) after high school --- and now he's pursuing PhD in electrical engineering --- that's my DNA! My DAUGHTER evolved into a trapeze artist --- and she went back to school, now pursuing BS in mechanical engineering. I'm proud of them both ...
What I like to read
History, Literature & Fiction, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
"history of the american people" by paul johnson -- i write advertising for a living and i've gotten lots of ideas and headlines from it, joel osteen, joel osteen / others
Sports I enjoy playing
Mountain Climbing, Running, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Golf, Skiing, Swimming
Music I like to listen to
i'm really into swing - music and dancing - lindy & charleston, old timey / george jones / hank williams, vestal goodman, bluegrass gospel, george jones ..., handel's messiah - year round, i'm really into swing - music and dancing - lindy & charleston
Music I like to perform
Classical, Gospel, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Educational
Favorite Movies to Watch
marx brothers night at the opera - unbeatable after 80 years ... a lesson in there, the first terminator movie had some hilarious scenes, "nice night for a walk!", marx brothers "night at the opera"
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, News/Journalism
My Favorite TV Shows
south park - unless they fold again, south park - unless they fold again, fox news channel! / i'm a news junkie