I'm intellectually curious and eager for thoughtful conversation. There's something fascinating about coming to a better understanding of how someone else thinks. I love good food prepared simply and the act of making a meal together with others. I really enjoy the art of the slow Sunday; reading books, brunching, savoring my time on this blue marble. I used to think long walks were for singles ad cliches and the British, but I'm coming around to them.
Life is for learning, and I try to gain skills and experiences wherever I can. As a dear college friend used to say: "Never don't go." I've been trying to live my life to that standard.
I spent some time living in West Africa as a child and the region has a very special place in my heart. French is my first language thanks to my parent's work in francophone West Africa. Unfortunately, my knowledge of the language is a little rusty because kids in Texas don't take kindly to those who speak French. I have a soft spot for French cinema, baguettes and soft cheese. I suppose that makes me a socialist, these days.
I like being active. I love to be near water. I love to sail, kayak, whitewater raft, row... I started rowing when I was 11 and fell in love with the sport. I competed through high school and college and spent two years coaching after I graduated. If I was just three inches taller, I'd probably be trying out for the national rowing team. In lieu of being three inches taller, I hit the gym, bike, run and rock climb. I'm preparing for that inevitable day when the apocalyptic movie genre proves prophetic and I actually have to run from zombies, patrol the Australian outback for oil-pirates, fight Nazis from the dark side of the moon, etc. Laugh if you will, but I don't intend to goose-step my way into the Space Fuhrer's good graces.
One final thing:
I love music. It's a big part of my life, whether I'm making, listening or dancing to it. If you are creative, smart, musically minded and curious about the world, I'm sure we'll get along fine.