Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
One of my students told me I sparkle -- and if an undergrad says
it, it must be true.
I don't take myself too seriously. I am, however, passionate about
most things I do.
I live for the kind of conversations that go on for hours,
stretching out and leaving everyone surprised and wanting more. I
thrive on good stories, living them and telling them and hearing
them. I write real letters. I don't get bored.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a historian. I research, I write, I agonize about writing, and
I'm working to improve history education, especially at the college
When I'm not at my desk, I prefer to be in motion. I like to get
out in the world--going exploring, getting lost in new places,
people-watching in the city. I study dance somewhat seriously; I'd
love to get better at swing dancing. I'm always up for a walk
somewhere new or a dip in the ocean. I just bought a bicycle, and
I'm excited about spring.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
adapting to new circumstances, hand-making pasta, hosting dinner
parties, noticing, list-making, and recently, giving advice to
The first things people usually notice about me
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On seeing my preschool class photo, one of my classmate's
grandmothers said "That girl's going to be president some day."
(She was wrong.) (But maybe I have a look.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies - Sometimes. Sure. Why not. I've recently re-discovered the
joys of going to the cinema in broad daylight.
Music - At the symphony, at a bar,singing in the shower. Folk,
pop...Anything with passion and bite. I used to play clarinet well.
I don't anymore.
Food - I love to cook with and for people. Solo, I tend to get
stuck in cooking ruts, where I rotate between two or three things
in a row. I'm trying to be a bit more creative with my cooking, but
right now it's (more than) passable. I love soup.
Books - Yes. At home, lately children's books and graphic novels.
Given my line of work, though, I'm basically reading all the time,
multiple books at once. Right now, I'm working on a book of
Margaret Atwood's poems, Mary McCarthy's The Group, a diary of the
destruction of WWI in Eastern Europe, and Lynda Barry's Syllabus.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
reading material, passport, touch, coincidence, movement, schemes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The next adventure/research trip. Other people, friends and family,
and relationships of all kinds. History and memory. How to be a
better teacher. "Where can I put all my books and not clutter my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Family, friends, wine, beer, dancing, music (listening, clumsily
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It used to be that I didn't have and didn't want a smartphone. Then
I got a smartphone. But I still refuse to use the calendar
You should message me if
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you are quirky, kind, and intelligent. You can teach me something
new, and laugh with and at me. You're curious about others, and
you're going places, but are also happy being still. You know how
to care for others and for yourself, unselfishly.
Who are you looking for?
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