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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation retired
Location Averill park, New York, United States
Introduction I am a retired English teacher, now fisherman, gambler, reader, writer, puttering around the lake house and doing a bit of traveling whenever I can. Vegas is a vacationing hobby. Art museums are another. I enjoy interaction with strangers, so post a comment
Interests poker, Vegas, fishing, travel, Costa Rica, Homosassa to Tampa, reading, ukelele, manatees, cooking, vinyl records, Portugal
Favorite Movies Old movies. Anything that makes me think or celebrates beauty or the best of human nature or everyday struggles. Anything at the Spectrum Art Theater. Themes that develop humor or relationships or realistic day to day problems or romantic/sexual issues or adolescent growing up issues. Nothing too frightening, nothing full of graphic violence or people without heart, no mindless wild unbelievable adventures, no quests for rings or gold or wealth, not intriqued much by intrigue. Favorite television: Seinfeld, Frazier, Monk, Turner Classic Movies, no CSI or clones, no reality shows, no sports.
Favorite Music Very eclectic. Folk, swing, blues, old jazz, vocal, some rock. Nothing too harsh or loud.Live 365 Canuckteach Cruisers. Lately, I have listening to Radio Deluxe and the Jonathan Channel.
Favorite Books I generally read for escape or celebration or delight in beauty, or to think something new or to explore the ironies of history or science. Enjoy comedy. I might read for vicarious romantic/sexual experience, but I avoid vicarious violence. Enjoy Twain, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Thoreau and other American writers, all sorts of short stories like Jean Shepard, fishing fiction, some nonfiction like Cod and Salt or things from Renaissance, travel books, histories of gambling, histories of ideas, vegetable cookbooks and discussion of weight loss, some detective fiction like Moseley and Hillerman, humor especially George Burns, books of quotations, unique dictionaries, some poetry especially Garrison Keillor edited collections, mostly books set in Americas or Europe, nothing too frightening, very little politics, very little on facing death/tragedy/disease/war, no self help, only memoirs/biographies that are honest and factual, rarely anything anyone else has read recently-will read with me-or will discuss with me although that is delightful when it happens.