"There are only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is." --Albert Einstein
I choose the second option!
I love to get out and about around town for mini-adventures. I love the arts and culture in the very broadest sense. I am as comfortable at the symphony as I am at a rock concert. I also enjoy getting out into nature for camping and hiking trips.
I am not always on the go, I also have a well developed domestic side (ok.. I don't actually like to clean but I can at least keep things somewhat presentable). I guess that is necessary when you are a single dad every other night to three awesome young children(Love my kids, but I am done reproducing!). I really enjoy cooking ( Vegetarian) when I have the time. I enjoy just snuggling up to a good movie rather than going out a lot of the time.
If you looked over to the right side you probably noticed that I have a PhD. That is also somewhat of a blessing and a curse as it can be very intimidating to people. However, I really am not an arrogant bastard(despite what the OkCupid analysis says!)! I promise! :-) I even feel weird about putting 'jacked' for body type, but I have a lot of muscle on my frame, and none of the other descriptions really fit, lest you think I am just another self-absorbed idiot (I am at least aware of it and make fun of my vanity!)
I am a professor(often a rather absent minded one! ) who teaches and conducts research at a medical school. I research racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health and health care access. The kind of research that hopefully helps make the world a more fair and just place, as well as helping to reduce suffering.
I try to practice what I preach and live as healthy a lifestyle as possible. I bike, do yoga, and lift weights as often as I can manage to. I also have a meditation practice to help maintain my sanity in this sometimes crazy world.
I also enjoy creating. Whether it's painting, drawing or decorating my house.
God this profile is starting to annoy me! I sound like such a goody-goody! Little "Mr. Perfect"! I really am not..really!.. I better just shut-up now!
My philosophy toward love is in agreement with David Deida's idea of intimate communion:
"....love is something you do, not something you fall into or out of. Love is something that you practice, like playing tennis or the violin, not something you happen to feel or not. If you are waiting to feel love, in passionate sex or safe conversation, you are making a mistake. Love is an action that you do–and when you do it, you feel it. When you are loving, others find you lovable. Love is an action you can practice."
Ok now I really will shut up!