Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Have you ever found yourself in a foreign country desperately
trying to pantomime "diarrhea"?
I grew up in a very rural, homogenous, socially conservative little
New England town. Culturally isolated, creatively stifled and a
little bored, I started to explore.
First, I thought I was going to be a politician and save the world.
After the 2000 elections, I found it more enlightening to watch The
Big Lebowski, party, read philosophy and take shots off the head in
lacrosse. Apparently I am on a different path.
Somehow a stint at a think tank in DC and three years teaching
English in Thailand cured my cynicism.
More philosophy, Freud, travel from Beijing to Bali, the evolution
of consciousness, and a coup d'etat lead to a Master's in
...and how to pantomime diarrhea.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I direct a program at a non-profit dealing with children's mental
health. I've heard the call (and sometimes the occasional
Also, I live in a Zen Buddhist community. It's a different
lifestyle and I'm grateful for that.
Ultimately my life, professional and personal, is oriented around
human development. I lead a contemplative lifestyle. I'd like to
share that with someone.
(Read: I'm super uptight. Help!)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Observing. Questioning. Growing. Reflecting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once asked a girlfriend what was different about me on the first
date compared to the other guys she had dated and she said, without
hesitation, that she could tell I was "genuine."
Then she said, "but I'm with David now. Goodbye."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Lately I've been reading magazines: this month's Esquire is
dedicated to a discussion of gender in culture - it's refreshing to
have the topic appear in this context.
I hesitate to admit that my main source for news is the Economist
and occasionally the Daily Show. (Great article on the economic
challenges with higher ed in the US this week).
Movies: Somewhere, The Visitor, Big Lebowski, Man on Wire, Vicky
Christina Barcelona, Her, Stranger than Fiction, Jiro Dreams of
Sushi and documentaries in general.
Music: Bonnie Tyler - "Holding Out for a Hero" - infinite
Places: My old apartment in Bangkok, the frog pond behind my
childhood home, Central Sq. (I said it), Angkor Wat
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
As long as it seems like an adventure, I could suffice with
Apparently my love life is an adventure.
What brings you here? :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What influence, if any, what I do, say or think has on my mind or
the minds of others.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Uh... what everybody else should be doing - recovering from a
challenging week, rocking sweatpants/hoodie with a book and tea.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think masculinity means getting up out of bed in the middle of
the night when there's a crash in your girlfriend's kitchen.
I'm ready this time.
You should message me if
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You'd like to swap intellectual conversation and intrepid adventure
for playful affection and goofy-filled shenanigans.
You'd think it would be totally awesome if someday we had to figure
out how to pantomime "diarrhea" together..
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