Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I know who I am, and what I want from life.
Such a simple sentence but it has taken me over thirty years and a
lot of reflection in order to be able to write it with full
confidence for its authenticity. First who I am.
I’m pretty laid back about most things. I tend to take life as it
comes, and try not to sweat the small stuff. Sure I fret sometimes
but I try to keep things in perspective. I love to talk about
anything from a deep philosophical discussion to a funny story. I
crave witty and stimulating conversation, but I also love humor of
all kinds: crude or high brow it doesn't matter a long as the joke
I have a pretty strong work ethic, but sometimes struggle with
discipline though it has improved quite a bit thanks to graduate
school. I'm a secret romantic, a pragmatic idealist, a curious
intellectual, and a loyal friend.
What I’m doing with my life
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Finishing up a Master's of Arts in History, but I'm not planning to
stay in academia. I'm looking to start a career either in public
service, politics, or in event organizing. I've taken advantage of
several opportunities that have come my way this past year, and I'm
looking to keep going.
I like bringing people together, building something where nothing
was before, meeting new folks, and listening to their stories.
I’m really good at
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witty remarks, carrying on a conversation, organizing events, and
seeing the bigger picture. I can also make delicious soft scrambled
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a pretty big guy. People always ask me if I've played football.
I have broad shoulders, and a solid frame. Recently I've put on
some more muscle and trimmed off some of the fat but it's still
definitely a work in progress. I've gotten back into a regular
physical fitness routine and it's certainly been a rewarding
experience. Working out isn't my problem so much as diet. I have a
weakness for sweets, and certain foods so I struggle but I'm
getting better with it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Rocky, Man on Fire, The Godfather, Platoon, Hombre
TV Shows (Drama): The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Farscape, The Walking
Dead, Breaking Bad
Comedies: Futurama, South Park, Archer, Squidbillies, Arrested
Development, The Venture Brothers
Poem: "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann
Autobiography: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
Book (Series): Horatio Hornblower by C. S. Forester, Game of
Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Excluding Dance with Dragons. Still
kind of pissed about that.)
Death Row Last Meal: BBQ Beef Brisket, Sweet Potato Fires, BBQ
Baked Beans, and Cornbread
Songs I Could Listen to on Continuous Repeat: "Deacon Blues" by
Steely Dan, "Eye Know", "Much More", & "Breakadawn" by De La
Soul, "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings, "Check the Rhime" & "Electric
Relaxation" by A Tribe Called Quest, "Mystic Brew" &
"Argentina" by Ronnie Foster, "Come Get to This" by Marvin Gaye,
"Where the Wind Blows Free" by Bob James, "Saved by Zero" by The
Fixx, "All I Need" by The Temptations (Really anything with Ruffin
signing lead), and "Affirmation" by George Benson
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Steadfast Friends
- Good Conversation
- Intellectual Curiosity
- An Analytical Mind
- A Forgiving Heart
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- Political Issues
- Project Tasks
- My Thesis
- Existential Queries
- Video Game Strategies
- Dramatic Plot & Character Development
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends on the week. If I'm not working I'm either relaxing at
home, or out with friends enjoying dinner and good conversation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm afraid of two things I did science fair projects on in middle
school: sharks and snakes. Fascinated by them but have zero desire
to be anywhere near them. Come to think of it I find frogs and
lizards disgusting as well. Never played with them as a kid.
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