I'm a teacher, writer, philosopher, traveler, scientist, linguist, poet, and dreamer.
I think of myself as a pilgrim, wandering the foreign lands of life, seeking a home and a place to settle, yet always craving a new adventure. A bit like Bilbo the hobbit, I guess...without the hairy feet ;)
"Mens sana in corpore sano" (a healthy mind in a healthy body) is one of the mottoes I live by. "Carpe diem" (or sometimes "noctem") is another one I try to follow.
My scientific father instilled in me an adoration of nature, a curiosity about its endless wonders. I am a skeptical mystic who gazes in awe at the universe and recognizes the interconnectedness of all things.
My artistic mother inspired me to create, express, and appreciate both the beauty and ugliness of life. I'm a fan of all forms of art - drawing, writing, singing, acting, etc.
To love, to know, and to create: these are the goals that breathe meaning into my existence. Oh, and to consume Reese's peanut butter cups, too ;)