A: I deeply care of social justice issues, not ona theoretical or grandiose scale, but on a person to person level--how they affect each of our lives and how the things we do, big and small, can affect them. It sounds corny, but I do believe in the innate goodness of people. Sometimes, we all just have to work harder to find our better angels.
A: The most important experience I have had in my life actually influences what I do now in surprising ways: The best experience I had in my life was helping take care of my ailing mother in her final years. It was often poingant, like when she couldn't bathe herself and I had to stand in the shower to hold her up and wash her--me fully clothed, her not. At times it was emotionally difficult and heartbreaking, but it was the most rewarding experience of my life, to return the unconditional love she had always shown me, back to her in her time of need. I invoke a lot of the traits I learned taking care of her in my daily life: kindness, respect, recognizing when someone is vulnerable and setting them at ease. At some point in life, we all need someone to lean on, in various ways. It is an honor and privilege that so many men share that with me.
A: I think what makes me stand out from the crowd is my genuine interest in the ins and outs of the men I meet. I like to talk to my visitors and get to know them, at least a little bit. You would be surprised how many men are actually eager to share their vulnerabilities and their fears and their joys. Every single person who visits me turns out to be fascinating in his own special way. OFten ways you would never know if you didn't engage them in a personable and warm and open way.
A: My niche, in terms of my look, is the rugged "MuscleBear" or "MuscleDaddy" Look. But I think what is universal to all of us is the need to connect on a personal, human level with each other.
A: I try to see the world from many different perspectives, and even if I do not agree with or share someome's viewpoint, I try to understand it. I also believe in courtesy and politeness and dignigty for everyone I meet.
A: I have a rugged, "butch" exterior, but I really love to cuddle.
A: I would run the sand through my feet (i love the beach) and stop after two glasses of wine (I don't drink too much--but maybe just enough to talk naughty)
I would tell you that I had a very happy childhood and a couple great loves in my adult life, and that at this point in my life I feel secure with myself and my life, but that I remain open to new adventures.
A: I like independent films and arthouse movies.
I like trying international cuisines.
I read about current events and politics relentlessly.
A: I travel 20 to 25 days each month!
I love to travel. I love to explore new places and new people and see the country, and the world. Travel has excited me since I was a small child, and still does.
A: I will work hard to make sure anyone who visits me has the best time possible. I am a good communicator, I am very open-minded, totally non-judgmental, and comfortable in my own skin.
A: I feel lucky to have the ability to talk warmly with most anyone about the things most personal in his life.
I am also at the point in life where I don't feel the need to be in constant competition with everyone else; I am happy for my strong traits, and enjoy others for what they also have to offer.
A: The Economist magazine
Airplane boarding pass
Dunkin Donuts coffee (extra cream, no sugar)
A: My arms and chest often get the most comments when it comes to my physique. And if you like uncut men, I have LOTS of foreskin. But I think my most important attributes are less visible: kindness, empathy, patience, understanding,
A: When I commit to something, I always follow through with it. Word of honor is my hallmark.
A: I love to travel to all over the USA and to foreign countries and eat exotic food and listen to people speaking foreign languages.
I enjoy independent/arthouse films.
I read both current events and fiction relentlessly.
I like hiking and scenery--whether it is breath-taking like the Grand Canyon, or everyday natural beauty.
A: Make the best food choice you can under any given circumstance. Sometimes you cannot pick the ultimate healthy option, so instead, pick the healthiest option available to you at the time.
When it comes to the gym, I try to stick to a routine, but sometimes I bribe myself just to get to the gym, allowing work out of my favorite body parts even if it is off schedule day.