jakeswan: Blue Collar, Ivory Tower

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Nice, educated, sane, funny, relatively happy no-longer a camper.

I absolutely love to travel and experience other cultures and prior to covid, had been traveling about half-time for a few years. i like to read, cook, movies, think, good conversation, art, music, reading (I read a lot) and mainly good fiction, national book award winners, etc ...

I started working at 12 as a gift bagger during xmas season at Smokey Joe's a clothing store on south State Street in Chicago that catered to African American men. Then worked in blue collar jobs like union janitor (during college for 3 years), grocery clerk, waiter x 10, eventually I worked in to professional roles after I was paroled from graduate school. I've had a great career and many fabulous experiences around work. I've worked with my business partner since the 1980s,

Have two adult children and now both are in Ca ... great people and we have good relationships. I've been married twice (17, 11 yrs) and one other long relationship (+6 yrs) ; all share being smart, positive, honest & decent people.

Definitely a Dog lover. Can tolerate cats but prefer not to. ZERO interest in financial crap online.

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Honest, positive, fun, book or street smarts, easy on the eyes, have passions in your life.
I particularly like meeting people from other cultures and backgrounds, not required, but always intriguing and educational to me.



I work in a very unique position, designing behavior assessments used in companies and executive education programs throughout the world. It's been creative, interesting, inventive and useful to clients I've also was trained to be and worked for ye

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