I have hesitated to introduce myself because I know my long-winded style of doing so and I don’t want to put anyone to sleep.
Long story short:
41 years old
Jew by background historically and proud of that - but atheist/secular humanist/buddhist characterologically. I even tried to be religious at some points but couldn’t do the God thing.
Love science and learning - history major at U of Mich in 1983 and floundered after that for about 20 years.
Did well as tech news writer for a while until laid off - sold tons on flea Bay but not enough to live in Westchester (even Croton).
Never got along well with male, corporate America - too much sports talk.
Have great family but very few freinds at all - almost none locally - because I’m such an oddball I guess. Don’t fit in at church or synogogue I guess.
Therefore, as much as I love skepticism and science and learning - I’m bottom line lonely even with a great wife and kids (2).
Wish there were people in Westchester to hang out with and be friends with.
Now I own a gourmet cheese shop (very high end) on Palmer Ave in Larchmont, NY called Auray Cheese Shop. Leaves me a lot of time to read and write.
If I could do it all over again I think I’d push myself into the sciences if I could handle the math. Also love photography and nature - and writing.
I have a blog for the store: cheeseshopdiaries.blogspot.com and a personal blog spastic judatheist.
That’s my deal. Wife is information and referral specialist for childen with special needs. Needless to say we dont make enough money to live.
Combination of rough ‘choices’ and characterological impairments and impediments. What can you do…
We have a close family, healthy and safe - over the top bright kids, etc. So it’s hard to complain too much except we are so strapped financially we can’t even paint our walls - let alone have some vacation breaks.