The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about NY and southern FL ? split my time between both places and take my work with me (80% online). I'm passionate about being a commercial writer ? I do executive publicity, ad copy, web pages, video scripts, taglines ? enjoy building online brands for entrepreneurs, executives, and mid-sized businesses. I'm still passionate about Asia ? lived and worked all over Asia in 1990s ? based in Korea and working for Samsung. Learned Korean language ? diplomat immersion courses and 3 years of night classes. I still do jobs for Samsung, but I've forgotten the language ? nowadays I'm the best-educated, non-speaker of Korean!
I typically spend my leisure time
I'm a commercial writer and I enjoy my work (among other things)! I made a scary career change about 25 years ago - bailed out of engineering and sales management, graduated from Columbia J-school, and launched myself into new career in B2B advertising. So I enjoy showing unhappy people how to make that same radical change that I made. I like gym, golf, watching money grow; partner dancing: I was into swing and salsa for about 10 years -- pretty good at Lindy, jitterbug, and Charleston - 10 years of lessons and minor competitions in swing - - - I could get back into it with the right practice partner ...
The most influential person in my life has been
It's essential that you laugh at my jokes ;-) ? Sweetness ? Physical Fitness ? Maybe a similar Worldview, for example: If you think the USA is headed towards another financial crash like 2008, then we should be on SPEED DIAL!
The first thing people notice about me
People notice that I am positively upbeat. When things go wrong, I'm automatically thinking "what's good about this?" Maybe "what's funny about this?" Long time ago 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
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 do 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 write for a living, which explains why my profile takes so much longer to read than yours ;-) I've got the world's most amazing kids! My son joined the military (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 tightrope walker - amateur acrobat - no idea where she gets it!
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, all of hemingway's novels and short stories - "one true sentence"
Sports I enjoy playing
Mountain Climbing, Running
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