I'm terminally curious and unapologetically brilliant. I speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, and am currently learning Thai. I'm interested in almost everything except multimedia daily news (excluding PBS); professional sports; and the personal lives of contemporary so-called "stars"; but I tolerate others' interests in them. I like to write poetry. I love my dog, Roscoe. I'm a single, gay man, enjoying the second half of my life. I do as much as I can personally to support ending world hunger and poverty, arresting the HIV pandemic and helping people living with HIV, stopping animal neglect and cruelty, protecting a biodiverse environment, and ensuring human rights and equality worldwide. I like traveling. I cook. I read. I like learning. I like hiking. I like kayaking/canoeing. I'm adventurous and fun. I'm blessed with the best network of friends and family that anyone could want. My life is rich. Dislikes? Lying; Injustice; Prejudice and Bigotry; Hypocrisy; Cruelty.