Man for the Millennium
by Barbara Kent
The men of the ë70ís were laid-back partying guys. When the 80ís rolled around, they doffed their leisure suits for corporate threads and became workaholics. In the 90ís they developed sensitivity and got in touch with their ìInner Childî or ìIron Man John.î The Millennium Man is the evolved, improved model for the Double Oís and Tom Atkinson is the paradigm for that man.
A North Shore Long Island resident, Tom is a partner and principle of the Westin Group, an organization that assists rapidly growing companies to achieve their goals. ìWe focus on people,î Tom says, ìThe better the people are, the better the organization becomes.î
This 21st Century man has an overabundance of interests. Just about 6í tall and 190 lbs, Tom is a devoteeí of weight lifting (think rock-hard biceps under a Brooks Brothers suit)--an athlete who enjoys golf and martial arts; who scuba dives, roller blades, runs, hikes and goes mountain biking.
The issue with Tom just might be keeping up with him. Fortunately, he is also an aficionado of live music, cinema, conversation and travel. His 1999 itinerary included Pompano Beach and Amsterdam-- He greeted the Dawn of the Millennium in a Berkshire Valley ìself aware, intelligent, environmentally friendly community.î When pressed for a favorite spot he responded îIíve Been to so many places I like them all.î
And guess what else? He cooks.
Divorced and the father of a 19 year old son, Tom is seeking to develop a long term relationship with a true friend, lover, and partner to share the good life with. Open-minded, the woman of his dreams is between 38 to 53 years old, stands 5' 0" to 6' 0" tall. While he admits to a passion for long hair, his ideal woman is either average, petite, athletic, slender or carries a few extra pounds.
His philosophy is simply stated: ìYou can live life by participating or observing. I'm a participant.î
You can reach Tom via e-mail: AtkinT1@aol.com