I am mellow, caring, inquisitive and independent. I love exploring all that life has to offer, trying new things, seeing new places and trying out new ideas.
I try hard to foster a child-like sense of wonder about the world. Many people lose that. There are so many amazing things to see and do in this life, and I want to experience as much of it as I can. I have a fear (hopefully irrational) that someday I will become complacent and boring, and settle into a routine that saps the "interesting" out of my life.
I am an agnostic atheist but not militant about it, and do not try to sway others from their beliefs. I love to explore ideas in religion as they relate to culture and history.
I am politically independent but lean liberal, especially on social issues. I tend to avoid politics on the whole, especially since I believe cultural change is much more important.
I spend much of my free time with friends and colleagues, and often enjoy a relaxing night of good conversation. I love the outdoors, camping, fishing, playing frisbee golf, walking through the woods, or practicing photography. I also love the indoors, movies, reading, and exploring the internet. Travel is also a passion, especially road trips and unplanned exploration of new places.
I love cultures and society, and especially love fringe cultures. It is fascinating to me how with the advent of the internet, people with whatever obscure interest, desire or belief can find others and form a community. There are thousands of micro-cultures made possible by the internet, and I love spending time learning about them, especially the "weird" ones.