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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Photographer, Writer & Internet Publisher
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Introduction I'm a 63-year-old man who has lived and worked all up and down the East Coast of the USA - from Patten, Maine down to Key West, Florida. I've lived up in the woods, out in the country, in small towns, big cities, beach resort towns, and I grew up in the Dundalk suburb of Baltimore, Maryland - where I have lived for some of my adult life. I was a U.S. Army Photographer, during 1969-71, on Okinawa. I've also been: a bear hunting guide and country girl's delight in Maine; a shovel using-crane operating blast furnace labor gang worker for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, Md.; an office furniture delivery truck driver; a bookmobile driver; a cook; zee' Ferris Wheel Operator Extraordinaire - I gave memorable rides to all; I drove a taxicab, having both real good and real bad experiences - but was never what anybody'd call a "cab-driver"; and I was a security guard in several places - including prestigious Key West Ocean Side Marina. Now, I'm a photographer, writer and creative Internet publisher. And I need a good woman to love, admire, hug and hold and enjoy good, family times with; and to do some world traveling with - while living out the rest of our lives to the fullest.
Interests writing, photography, creating blogs, publishing onto various web sites, national public radio, watching good television - especially pbs, antiques and collectibles, attractive women wearing sensible shoes, reading books made of paper, outdoors fun and adventure
Favorite Movies The Blues Brothers, To Kill A Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Wild Angels, Wild America, Made in USA, Patriot, Paths Of Glory, Saving Private Ryan, Catch 22, Pork Chop Hill, Dr. Srangelove, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Good Morning Vietnam, Cider House Rules, Mel Brooks' History Of The World-Part One, The Big Lebowski, Thunder Road, White Lightning, On Any Sunday, The Man From Snowy River, Little Big Man and other Westerns of all kinds and qualities, most of the Marx Brothers and W.C Fields stuff, Antz + Flubber + Shrek 2 and other good movies I watch with my great-nephew.
Favorite Music Basically I'm a Rolling Stones fan who admits that the Beatles were better. I have every tune the Beatles released. I posses about 950 vinyl albums worth of recorded music--on vinyl LPs, cassettes, videos, CDs, and DVDs. My music library is built on Rock n' Roll, structurally supported by old and new Blues, shored up by great old Rhythm n' Blues, tied together with a bit of acoustic Folk Music, decorated with some comedy recordings, and screwed down tight by some recorded interviews of my favorite artists. I'm an original fan of The Cream, The Doors, Country Joe and the Fish, The Mothers of Invention, Jimi Hendrix, The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, The Faces, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Janis Joplin, Them (featuring Van Morrison), Eric Burdon and The Animals, etc., and I have all kinds of later 20th century and newer 21st century hard rockin' and blues recordings too. I listen to whole albums, not just the few hit songs of theirs that radio stations divvy out to us between commercials.
Favorite Books To Kill A Mockingbird, Pearl, Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson, Davy Crocket's autobiography, Little Big Man, The Hite Report(munch-munch-yum-yum-yeah!), Pleasure Man by Mae West, The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Stillmeadow by Gladys Tabor, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Our Nig, Riding The Rails by Michael Mathers, Nam by Mark Baker, The Good War by Studs Terkel, The Naked And The Dead, Catch 22, Seeds Of Man by Woodie Guthrie, and biographies or autobiographies of my favorite Rock n' Roll and Blues musicians.