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Tucson, Arizona
72 years old
Caucasian / White
Body type:
5' 9"  (175cm)
Not important
Marital status:
Single (divorced)
Have Kids:
Want Kids:
No (more) children
PhD/Post Doc
Income: undisclosed
Relocation: Yes
Relationship: Casual dates OR serious relationship/marriage OR activity partner

My description:

Living a life of meaning and of simplicity is important to me.  Originally from New Jersey, I went to college (Pomona) and beyond in southern California but have spent most of my adult life in southern Arizona.  I find the Sonoran Desert to be magical, and I hike a lot, but you can see beauty in most places if your mind is open to it.  The beauty of any place, though, derives mainly from the people who populate it.  Character traits I value include "compassion and altruism, slowness to anger, and abundant loving-kindness and truthfulness" (Exodus 34:6), as well as reverence for all life.  The latter includes wearing a mask, to protect both others and myself, during the pandemic!  I help others whenever I can, although, whatever I do, I try to avoid the idols of self-validation and pride.

With my scientific background, I'm mostly a left-brained person, but I try to exercise the right half as well, although I fall a little short of being a polymath.  I appreciate the contribution of art to life and especially the creativity behind it, although I like to view it not just for its aesthetic beauty but also as an extension of the person behind it.  Jewish ethical values (which are mostly universal in nature) and teachings inform and guide me in all aspects of living -- including diet, of course!  I don't engage in social media and try hard not to let technology control my life.  I've striven to bring Jewish medicine and the values it represents to the world via the eponymous website.  In essence, it's a philosophy that regards medicine as a sacred vocation whose practitioners view their work as a calling, shunning any motivation that smacks of "what's in it for me?"  It envisions a system that is safe for and in the best interests of patients, unlike the present system.  In that capacity, I've also served as a source for authoritative information on vegetarian nutrition.

Headshot is from 7/22.


I have no shopping list, because an ideal relationship is one in which you are thinking about what you can do for the other person (I-Thou), not about what that person can do for you (I-It).  Shared values and a compatible way of life are what matter.  As the French say, "Nos différences font notre richesse."  If you play chess, though, you just might be able to mate me.

Enough with this ingratiating, self-serving pitch!  Here are a few bons mots of mine for some comic relief (my humor tends to be dry and ironic, appealing most to Easterners, sometimes misunderstood by others).

Did you hear about the vegetarian man who told his wife he was thinking of going on a raw food diet?  She screamed, "You do that and I'll never cook for you again!"  True story.

She: "I follow a plant-based vegan diet."  He: "Oh, I thought you were an animal-based vegan."

Do you have to eat tofu if you're a vegetarian?  Certainly not.  You can also use it if you get into a food fight with meat-eaters.  Stinky tofu (chòu dòufu) works best.

How do you complement proteins?  Say something like, "Oh, those amino acid chains in your beta-pleated sheet are just too much!"

If you're a new vegetarian, you're probably eager to learn which foods have hidden animal ingredients.  Here are some you might not have thought about: eggplant, black-eyed peas, dino kale, dragonfruit, Buddha's hand, col-lard greens, beefsteak tomato, artichoke hearts, kidney beans, chestnuts, chickpeas, crab apples, catsup, elephant garlic, horseradish, canary melon.  Please, don't throw any eggs at me!  Remember the animals!



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