32 Saint Louis, MO
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My self-summary
I'm something of a contradiction. Athletic and geeky, social but introverted.

I enjoy a good book, a long hike, dancing late.
I loathe short sightedness, pettiness, extremism, complacency.
I want to explore the world, physically, intellectually, spiritually.
What I’m doing with my life
I want to help make STL a new hub for innovation and art.

Eventually, I see myself working with non-profits to help address environmental sustainability and social justice at the local level. Right now though, I'm a software development manager. :p

I have a habit of stealing peoples passions: my house is full of musical instruments, rock climbing gear, tap shoes, eclectic board games. I'm always on the prowl for new and interesting people to learn from.
I’m really good at
Dancing. I teach blues and swing classes.
Writing. "To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."
Games. Bring it! From Starcraft to Scrabble to Baduk. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
I probably saw them first. I'm usually at the edge of the room, having a quiet but intense conversation, and observing everyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Good taste is essential for me. It says a lot about who you are. If you share some interests or--even better--know something new I would like, maybe we can be friends.

Current Top Picks:
Nabokov's Pale Fire
Cloud Atlas
Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah

A selection of other things that make life worth living:

Rachmaninoff piano concertos, Bach cello suites, Taiko drums
Modest Mouse, Gorillaz, RJD2, Parov Stellar, Queens of the Stone Age, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Garbage, Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps, White Stripes, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hugh Laurie, Keb'Mo

Whitman - Leaves of Grass, Kurt Vonnegut, George RR Martin, JRR Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Richard Feynman, Neil Gaiman, Neil Stephenson, Ursula K LeGuinn, Rushdie - Midnight's Children

Inglorious Basterds, The Prestige, Momento, The Usual Suspects, The Fountain, Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Pan's Labrynth, Les Miserables, Hero, Firefly, Game of Thrones, In Bruges, Snatch

Miyazaki (Gibli) films, Millenium Actress, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell, Avatar (Airbender and Korra)

Portal 1/2, Starcraft 1/2, LoL, Braid, Journey, Civilization, Mass Effect
Minecraft, FF VI and VII, Borderlands

Bulgogi, Fajitas, Avocados, Thai Curry
Lemonade on a warm but breezy morning in June.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why we are here, and where we are going.

Big problems and how I can do my part.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out dancing, cooking with friends, or playing games
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm far less confident than I seem, and far more capable than I think.
You should message me if
You are smart, driven, and fascinating.

If you want to learn to swing dance or need some new gaming buddies.