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43 Austin, TX Man


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  • Ages 28–43
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6′ 0″ (1.83m)
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Mostly other
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Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from law school
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Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs

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My self-summary
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I’m an educated urban professional, with beatnik sensibilities and quirky interests & attitudes. I gravitate towards irony and love challenging books & music. But I’m genuine and kind in how I show up for the people in my life.

I’ve got lots of long-standing, close friendships, and family who I really enjoy. I do regular volunteer work and thrive on community connection. My career generally advances my beliefs & values.

I was a nerdy kid, who grew up on the fringe of 80s Austin punk and came to love this town deeply. In some ways, not a lot has changed -- I still love going to shows, indie movies & art openings, collecting old records, and exploring. I’ve also become a design buff; my East Austin cottage hints at a mid-60s, Atomic Ranch style.

Always reading something, whether it’s a novel, a book on health or politics, something spiritual, or The Nation magazine. Also love to write. Though not doing much at the moment, I’ve written journal articles on urban planning, political essays, and even amateur pop songs.

The geeky cerebralism is offset, at least kinda, by my love of running, playing outside, and goofing around in general. I also meditate and do stuff that helps me stay centered & aware. It seems to work pretty well; I’m energetic, healthy and stable.

Am hoping to meet someone who resonates with the above and is open to true partnership, but doesn’t consider simple friendliness a waste of time. Intangible understanding matters more than particular traits or biographical details.
What I’m doing with my life
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A few years ago I moved back to Austin, my quasi-hometown, after living many years in Seattle. I have a little house in the Holly neighborhood of East Austin, near Town Lake, and work just up the trail. My job sometimes feels like a calling, but does not consume all my time or energy.

I spend time with friends & family. going to shows & playing outside. Exercise & meditation have been a big part of my life for years. I’m engaged by ideas and am pretty much always reading or writing something. I also volunteer and try to be useful.

Bottom line: I've got stuff going on, but can make time for others & for getting to know someone.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
showing up; listening; relating; categorizing; melody; fast motion; slow motion; analogy; Balderdash!; conveying a sense; making a mark; making a sandwich; reading code; spotting patterns; frivolity; being still
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I’m less self-identified by cultural preferences than I used to be, but no less excited by them.

I love fiction and have been reading it a lot more lately, w/ an emphasis on classics & experimental fiction. For the past few years, though, I've mostly read books on urban planning & Buddhism (separately, not as an interdisciplinary field). The former relates to my work; the latter to my general beliefs & values. I also read The Nation and occasional books on politics, consumerism, and health science.

When I was a little boy, my dad would sing “Puff the Magic Dragon” to me on his guitar when I was taking a bath. As a nerdy teen on the fringe of Austin punk, music was catharsis & release. It all seemed so important.

My tastes include an unwieldy variety of genres & styles, including bands I loved in high school, like Sonic Youth & Yo La Tengo; as well as modern indie (New Pornographers, Vampire Weekend), retro pop (The Beatles, The Zombies), art rock (Talking Heads, David Bowie), post-punk (Minutemen, Wire), no depression (Luncinda Williams, Neko Case), folk Joni Mitchell, Tom Paxton. and lately I've gotten into progressive swing (late period Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton), ambient downtempo, third stream jazz, and Brill Building pop.

In college, I lived with a guy who appears in the first scene of Slacker. But I’m not a huge Slacker fan….My tastes in movies are all over the map and not very educated. Here are a few: Being There, Graduation, Woody Allen & John Cassevettes films, Kite Runner, Clerks, The Usual Suspects, Klute, Down by Law, Amelie, High Fidelity, Pulp Fiction, Tell No One. And, increasingly, documentaries about the impacts of food choices on public health & the environment e.g., Forks Over Knives.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Community, friendship & family.
2. Humor.
3. Reading, writing & music.
4. Healthy food; my Vitamix.
5. My iPod & Kobo e-reader.
6. Stillness.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Pimping out my house & yard with cool plants (fig ivy, tropicals). Articles that I want to write. My family. Internal contradictions w/in right-wing political thought. Swing dancing. Meditation & food -- how attention to both has improved my sense of well-being.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There's no set formula, but seldom is it anything soundbyte-worthy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I got my hand caught in the railing of an escalator when I was 5, because I wanted to see where it disappeared to at the bottom of the stairs. Remember thinking: maybe it went to a magic place, like the train in the wall @ Mr. Roger's house.

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