Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love learning, reading, and discussing. I love the sound of rain.
I love listening to and talking with rocks and trees.
I recently googled my username, CooperRL, to find the results
dominated by an instagram user with a) the same username as me and
b) an evidently very strong interest in marijuana. He calls his
instagram profile his "hashadashery," and his banner reads "Living
the dream. Hashing it out daily and staying miles higher."
Now, I don't know who this pottleganger is, but it is not me. I'm
not the type of guy to object to marijuana, but I'm also not
the type of guy to make an instagram page with 601 photographs of
my marijuana plants and buds. If I were to make an instagram page,
I would strictly limit myself to a maximum of 500 marijuana-related
photos. That's just how I was raised.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a teacher and a writer. I work for Kaplan Test Prep, teaching
adults how to take the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT, and teaching high
school students how to take the SAT and ACT. I write all kinds of
I’m really good at
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I'm good at thinking carefully. I'm good at teaching and discussing
with enthusiasm. I try to listen to understand rather than to
The first things people usually notice about me
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No doubt they're impressed by my hair and my choice in frames.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. I love Flannery
O'Connor's Wise Blood. I love everything by Jorge Luis Borges. I
love radical cultural criticism, Derrick Jensen, for example. I am
currently reading Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie, and
Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino.
My favorite films include The Prestige, The Fountain, and
I like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and
My favorite album is called Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull. I
recently got to see Ian Anderson perform the full album, front to
back, for the first time since 1972. I also like Led Zeppelin, Joe
Bonamassa, Tool, and The Mars Volta. I love jazz: some of my
favorite performers are Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan,
Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, and Sonny Rollins.
I love most cuisines. I like sushi and enjoy cooking for myself.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A notebook and a pencil
My house is my favorite place. It is beautiful here.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about what makes good fiction, what makes a good life, and
how to be a better teacher. I think about the United States culture
and its problems.
You should message me if
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If you are interested in social justice and ecological
If you have radical politics.
If you're interested in literature.
If you love learning.
I am enthusiastically supportive of the whole palette of gender and
sexual identities. If you had to or chose to use the "More Options"
menu of the "I am a..." and "Orientation" sections of your profile,
you should message me. If you are interested in non-binary ways of
thinking about gender and sexuality (and everything else), you
should message me.
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