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About Me

too liberal for some, too conservative for others; sarcastic; direct; i eat sacred cows raw for breakfast, lunch and dinner;

I'd like to meet

Julian Barnes, Lucien Bodard (rip), Ernest Hemingway ... writers


cycling, skiing, eating, cooking, ironing, cuffing, reading, listening, playing, writing ...


history, civil rights, religion, philosophy, law, science, music, politics, cycling, swimming, skiing, languages (English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese ... to be continued)

Favorite Music

classical, contemporary classical, jazz, Motown, some classic rock, punk, bluegrass, country, [WAM, Stravinsky, Britten, X, Pogues, Frank Black, Manhattan Transfer, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Johnny Clegg, early Grateful Dead, early Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Wynton Marsalis, Maurice Andre, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kronos Quartet, Camille Saint-Saens, J.S. Bach, Claude Debussey, Giaccomo Puccini, John Adams, Peter Gabriel, U2, Stephane Sanseverino, Talking Heads, Merle Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, Burt Bacharach, LAGQ, Brad Meldau, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Medesky Martin & Wood, Charlie Hunter, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Gnarles Barkley, Cee Lo Green, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, to name a few ...]

Favorite TV Shows

Borgen, British crime serials, Monty Python's Flying Circus ... I don't watch too much TV these days, as it seems mostly not worth the time.

Favorite Movies

Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources; La Fille du Puisatier; Marius, Cesar, Fanny; Team America - World Police; Love Actually; Lawrence of Arabia, Exodus; Ted; Paul;

Favorite Books

Lucien Bodard, Julian Barnes, Marcel Pagnol, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Fred Vargas, Michel Onfray, Albert Camus, Edmond Rostand, Amin Maalouf, Michel Bussi, Jean-Claude Izzo, Irene Nemirovsky, Raymond Queneau, Vladimir Nabokov, David Hume, Michael Wex, Jean d'Ormesson, Paul Theroux, James Carroll, Garry Wills, William Shakespeare, W.H. Auden, Robert Hunter, John Stuart Mill, Adam Gopnik, Ruth Reichl, Alex Ross, Giovanni Boccaccio, Jacques Attali, B.H. Levy ...

Favorite Quotes

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” Epicurus

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

"Life is my religion" Jim Palmer

"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to" Jimi Hendrix


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  • Mark In Irvine
  • Male
  • CA, US
  • 2011/04/03 05:04:14
  • 2015/05/17 03:56:08
  • 63
  • Married
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  • Graduate/Professional School
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  • White/Caucasian
  • Athletic
  • 5 feet 11 inches