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I am something of a dreamer, a bit quixotic, and I imagine you are
too, since you are trying your luck on this site.
A few words about me... ’I contain multitudes’: I can be relaxed
and soft-spoken yet also vivacious and silly; I try to respect
people even when they vex me; I am contemplative and kinetic by
turns; I can quote Sophocles one moment and tickle you with a joke
in the next one.
I enjoy practical jokes, listening to stories, telling stories,
dancing, hiking, camping, taking my dear dog to the park, walking
under the moon, literature, philosophy, theology, writing,
psychoanalysis, thinking, feeling, a willingness to evolve and
grow, authenticity, certain Shakespeare characters, the way my dog
I take listening seriously...
What I’m doing with my life
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Singing songs with the owls and walking with the moon.
Writing creatively. Thinking creatively.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm not invisible. And that I have a kind-spirit (or so they
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Godspeed You Black Emperor. Zoe Keating. Explosions in the
Sky. Sigur Ros. Neo-minimalist composers such as Reich, Nyman, Max
TV: I don't watch much television, but I'm a sucker for the
Sopranos, the Wire and Downtown Abbey.
Books: I'm a bibliophile and read all the time. Dostoyevsky.
Chekhov. Shakespeare. Camus. Kafka. Willa Cather. Beckett.
Faulkner. Morrison. Coetzee. Lots of other Nobel Literature
winners. Rilke. Flannery O'Connor. Dickinson. I have a weakness for
19th century Russian writers. I also like tackling "big" books,
books that require a whole new mindset in order to make sense of
them: e.g. Joyce's Ulysses or Heidegger's Being and Time -- the
books that change your life.
Movies: Most recently Rosetta (Belgian), A Separation (Iranian),
Margaret (American), 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Romanian), etc.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Green & growing things
Love in all its multifarious manifestations
Uhm... Dr. Pepper.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately I've had my brows furrowed over the problem of
self-deception -- what motivates it, why it's so tempting, as well
as how the world would look and feel if it weren't so rampant. It's
an epidemic that doesn't get a lot of press and yet it infects
I write creatively, so I am often thinking about language and
dramatic effect and so forth. Finding the right word -- like
slipping your foot into a well-worn sandal...
Also, I am currently in the midst of an analysis, so I spend a lot
of time pondering my foibles and quirks, thinking more deeply about
the dynamics that make me *me*, trying to catch sight of and
explore my deepest desires and deepest griefs -- the essential
ones, the ones buried deep down out of sight -- "where the wild
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
As I mentioned before, singing songs with the owls and walking with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't have a cell phone, for quality of life reasons.
I am probably anachronistic, born in the wrong era...
You should message me if
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I am looking for genuine connection and real presence. Someone wise
and kind-hearted, creative and vivifying. Someone blooming even if
bruised by life...
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