My foundation is a love of knowledge, betterment, and understanding. From that springs a love of design, a love of understanding how designs play out, and a desire to design better things myself. I'm always looking to improve myself, including becoming a better potential husband, conversationalist, artist, cook, friend, host, philosopher, designer, ethicist, logician, scientist and more.
I'm one of the nice guys. If I detect that someone is quite unhappy, I try to make the person happy again. Candy, a hug, words, assistance; whatever I can offer. I also give food and money to homeless people. They say that nice guys finish last. This is true. Nice guys always finish last. Or second, actually.
I take criticism very well, because I want to get better. Growing as people and as a society is important to me. If you have some hangup about bettering yourself, then we'll probably never get close.
I am a children's rights (and respectful interaction) promoter, GLBTQ ally, "anthro-improvementist" (a working title), walking suicide helpline, wannabe prepper (ask about my "earthquake preparedness kit"), biocentrist, philosopher, intellectual, and a lot of other things.
I love walks, just about any activity at night especially when lots of stars are visible, thick fog, thunder and lightening, drinking and serving warm (nonalcoholic) apple cider on cold winter days and nights, swimming, teaching anything, designing, identifying and solving problems, biking instead of driving, Game Genie, ice cubes in the shape of fun things like robots, rectifying boring situations, being atypical, figuring out something new, making people laugh, doing something new, spicy food, decoding media like movies and music videos, and especially hearing people express their own ideas.