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Last online
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5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Graduated from university
Less than $20,000
Open relationship
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and likes cats
My self-summary
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I'm a bearded socialist living in North London and training to be a primary school teacher. I love old cities in Autumn and reading books in places where there's a very small amount of background noise. I find silence too disconcerting and distracting. I haven't seen my unshaven chin in about three years.

I'm polyamorous, which means I have open relationships. If you love sitting down with a diary and scheduling then you'll love my love life.

I'm a socialist activist and I take politics seriously. I organise a branch of a socialist group called Workers' Liberty in North London at the moment. My life can be quite chaotic, but my studies are forcing me to be a lot more structured.

I love boardgames, but haven't had the money to buy any. I'm especially looking forward to picking up Galaxy Truckers and Twilight Imperium at some point in the near future. Some of my housemates are working on a game based on the second international, where social democrats and revolutionaries compete to overthrow capitalism in the run up to to the first world war. If that sort of thing is your niche then we will get on famously.

I love loose leaf tea, cocktails when I can afford them and a good, compelling novel. I love cycling and swimming, but only for a bit of a potter around in some water.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm doing a Primary PGCE this year, which means I don't have a lot of free time, so sorry if I don't respond very quickly.

I'm making more time in my life for reading, at the moment I'm mostly reading children's fiction alongside pedagogical theory, but I'm making time to read Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks and Capital in the 21st Century
I’m really good at
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I'm good with children, which is lucky given the PGCE. I'm good at baking and cooking and manage to beak bread and cakes at least once a week at the moment. I can play the bass and flute, though I need to be more disciplined with them. I'm good at reading out loud to people and telling stories, so if you would like to be read to get in touch.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That under my beard I'm actually devilishly handsome?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read 'House of Leaves' which is an amazing novel and because of it want to read some more experimental novels. I liked 'Steppenwolf' and would like to read more Herman Hesse. I finished reading Albert' Camus's novels a little while ago. I especially enjoyed 'The Plague'. It was his only optimistic one, about the way people can band together to overcome horrendous tragedies. I love Victor Hugo. I stayed up late in to the night to finish the last 200 pages of 'Les Miserables' when I was 17 and also enjoyed 'Notre Dame de Paris'. Hunter S. Thompson's stuff is great. I've been involved in a few student union elections and 'Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail' gives a pretty clear picture, on a much grander scale, of the insane world you start to occupy. While we're on journalistic writing Orwell's 'Road to Wigan Pier' is great. I loved studying Byron and Old English poetry at university. Right now my focus is 20th century fiction. I'm kept a promise I made to a friend a few years ago to read some James Baldwin, 'Another Country' took a while to get going, but was wonderful and 'Giovanni's Room' was incredibly moving. I got in to Isaac Asimov in a big way and read the foundation trilogy. Next I finally read 'Catch 22' and loved it.

I want to read some more philosophy. I had a go at Kant a few years ago, but ground to a halt when I started working. I'm going to give it another go when I can put aside some time to get in to the Critique of Pure Reason, maybe over a long holiday.

I read quite a lot of Marxist political theory. I want to read some more political economy, hopefully Volume 2. of 'Capital' some time in the next year or two and some classical economics like Adam Smith and Ricardo. In 2012 I did some reading about the Paris Commune and loved it. I try to read the Guardian and Financial Times every day. I went to a really interesting Trotsky reading group, which gave a good overview of his basic works and a group discussing Farrell Dobbs's book 'Teamster Rebellion' about a massive strike in America in the 1930s. It's a much more exciting read than I make it sound. I'm also meeting a comrade who is discussing Antonio Gramsci's 'Prison Notebooks' with me. He writes in a pretty obscure way, but there are some amazing ideas - everyone is an intellectual, everyone is, in their own way, a philosopher.

I'm not a massive cinema goer; there are some shocking gaps in what I haven't seen that I'm looking forward to covering in the next few years. For TV I'm in to all of that HBO shtick; Deadwood, the Wire, Game of Thrones. I'm occasionally watching Battlestar Galactica and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia at the moment. The most affecting TV show I have ever watched was Twin Peaks. After I finished it I was worried that I might never see anything else as good again.

I lost a load of music a while ago when an old laptop gave up the ghost, so I haven't been listening to much at the moment. I while back I listened to a load of Kate Bush to help me get through an article I was writing and wondered why I'd never listened to her before. I really enjoy Cerys Matthews show on BBC6 on a Sunday. I'm slowly making a list of artists to get the music of, mostly based on what one of my housemates listens to.

I love lasagne and pancakes. One of the best moments of my childhood was learning I could have pancakes on days that weren't pancake day. I learned how to cook Saag Paneer and want to make a decent dhaal next.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books, my friends, sunny weather, my radio, libraries and my teapot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The world around me, the state of the British left and trade union movement, my life and relationships with other people, books I'm reading, places I want to go, things I want to do, occasionally ideas for poems. I like making grandiose plans for things to do in the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It really varies. Sometimes I'm out with friends, busy at a meeting somewhere or at home relaxing and being glad that it's the weekend.
You should message me if
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If you think any of the above sounds interesting and you want to chat.