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My self-summary
Eclectic, adventurous, progressive and curious. I value purpose and being good in the world, but mostly I'm trying to live a fun and happy life these days. I play nicely. And I will sometimes move both my left feet. To music. I nurture the closeness I have with my special people and family. I really value relationships that have mutual trust, love and respect. And which have space for individual pursuits too.

Some of my friends think I'm pretty clever, mainly geeky clever and street smart - I'd prefer to be funnier. I'm irreverent but not contemptuous. Easy-going but not ambivalent.
Having travelled a lot (around the world, and the same block sometimes), I think I finally understand the cocktail of empathy, courage and compassion. I try, but don't succeed all the time. The result of having diced with fate often, in an earlier life.

I'd love to meet someone with whom I can be playfully engaged and affectionate.
What I’m doing with my life
My vocational journey has progressed through quite a few conventional and non-conventional paths; more when we actually meet. After flying solo and being completely independent for a number of years, I've just taken on a new mission - building and running privately funded schools, of various affordability levels, across Africa.

I just moved back to Africa, and am wondering if I should delete this OKC profile.....

I find fitness, solace and peace of mind in distance running. I also cycle; a while ago I rode a bicycle through the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, from Manali to Leh. And more recently have been discovering the painful pleasure of South Africa's mountain passes. I've run the NYC Marathon three times (and already have a confirmed entry for 2016); sometimes I run an ultra marathon if my insanity kicks in.....
I’m really good at
- solving problems (I'm working hard on "just listening")
- Juggling many things at once..... although sometimes things fall.... so I avoid doing it with uncooked eggs.
The first things people usually notice about me
my accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading non-fiction, especially about contemporary political economy, politics, and global finance issues. Sometimes philosophy.

One Hundred Years of Solitude still makes me marvel at the tenacity of the human heart. I like the work of Arundhati Roy, Khaled Hosseini, JM Coetzee, Malcolm Gladwell, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Rohinton Mistry, Paulo Coelho, Nadine Gordimer. Julian Barnes' book was strongly suggested (almost prescribed) reading, but didn't taste medicinal. It did push some buttons.

I'm random with music, but admit that I do not understand House, hip hop or rap. Willing to learn and be guided here... I grew up with World Music, and have a love for African music (Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, Youssou N'Dour, Fela (and now son Femi) Kuti).

I LOVE food! And I cook, my friends tell me "you're an awesome aspirant chef!"
The six things I could never do without
I can do minimum: air water food shelter. But I get grumpy without:
passport, running shoes, friends, family, deep scuba diving, choice. sex and affection. And my bicycle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
* Serendipity, co-incidence and if it's just goddamn chance whether we're happy or not; successful or Fcuked, in life.......
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually with friends. Or sometimes, these days, on a long distance flight. Yearning to change that to "On a date". Oh, well.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cross-dress sometimes. And enjoy it.
You should message me if
Something in my profile reaches out and grabs you. You're adventurous enough to travel for a long distance date weekend. You're playful.