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 believe equally in finding levity and delight and in putting
energy, thought, and commitment into things and into human
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.
I could write lots about love and passion and compatibility, but,
screw it, it's summer (almost?) and I'm staying in the city for the
first time in years. Years!
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, I
teach. Right now I have a short-term gig working with a collection
of postcards from 1920s Eastern Europe. I spend a lot of time
working, but I also know how to put work away.
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 trying to be less afraid of the cars.
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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? I don't think so.)
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 just picked it up again after a long hiatus.
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: The Time Traveler's Wife, Ghetto
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
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 you're also happy being still. You know
how to care for others and for yourself, unselfishly.
Who are you looking for?
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