2015 Europe Trip: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland.
2014 Europe Trip: Croatia, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, England, Scotland, Ireland.
Recently moved from California (about three years now). In California I taught at a socioeconomically disadvantaged high school.
Knowing my work was ending there I received a call from a former college friend with a job offer in Colorado. I subsequently
left work there, flew out to Colorado, and worked for OFA during the presidential election season.
I continue to work in the educational field, currently working with autistic children at a K-8 school, tutoring, and attending to the needs of ELL students.
I believe in the ideas of Bushido, particularly zen and rectitude (if you don't know what they are, look it up), and stay up contemplating passages from the Art of War. I think a lot of it applies to daily life.
Fighting for social justice, in whatever capacity that entails.
I am also busy exploring Seattle. My favorite places so far are Discovery Park, Golden Gardens, Olympic National Forest and Alki, and whale watching by the San Juan Islands. Humpback whales are amazing!
Currently collecting a bunch of vinyl. I have Nirvana (Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero), Modest Mouse (The Moon and Antarctica), Neutral Milk Hotel (Aeroplane over the Sea), Smashing Pumpkins (Siamese Dream), Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed), Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures), Shins (Oh Inverted World, Chutes Too Narrow, Port of Morrow), Arcade Fire (Funeral), Black Keys (El Camino) and The Clash (London Calling).
I'm not a Seahawks fan (sorry people).
Shows: Twin Peaks, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Daily Show, Scrubs, Breaking Bad, Futurama, Game of Thrones, Workaholics.
Top 5: 1) Departed 2) Empire Strikes Back 3) Inception 4) American Psycho 5) Fight Club.
I love you Man, Inception, Rambo (I, II, III), Donnie Darko, Love Actually, The Departed, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Music: Huge variety. Primarily Rock. Postal Service, Foreigner, Journey, Modest Mouse, Lit, Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grand Funk, Fun, Offspring, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, among others.
Food: I am wiling to try anything. Thai, Indian, Japanese and Italian are my favorites.
3) Beer/Whisky/Whiskey (yes there are two different types).
4) Philosophical conversations
6) Exercise (Biking, running, hiking, snowboarding)
Why my house is so cold.
Why kids think I should teach them chess.
How I got "red on me" (I work with kids).
How online dating isn't worth the effort.
Playing card games/board games with friends in our attic.
Watching one of our friends bands. We know a lot of people in bands (it's kind of a Seattle thing).
Shenanigans on Capitol Hill.
You don't mind banter.
You can hold a conversation.
You are interested in an adventure.
You want me to take you on a ferry, camping, or ice skating.
You want to go Tibetan rock throwing.
You want to see a drag show at Julias (they are pretty entertaining).
You want to stargaze.
You know the quote "You got red on you" without looking it up.
You want a guy to sing you (with guitar of course) Wonderwall, Your Song, or Mad World.
You believe in a balanced relationship.