Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
* As of April, 2013, I'm married to a long time friend. Neither of
us are exclusive by nature, but neither of us are actively looking
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I'm spiritual in attitude, borrowing wisdom and perspective from
Buddhism, Quakers, Unitarians, Christianity and the Ba'hai (among
I'm not much of a materialist -- my successful programming career
has translated to long sabbaticals and chunks of time spent on
personal projects. Family life requires financial security, but I'd
rather have a month-long family vacation in Belize or New Zealand
than a 10% larger house. Quality of life over quantity of stuff any
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I enjoy the occasional adventure -- things like hiking, rock
scrambling, mountain trail camping, caving, and SCUBA somewhere
with warmer waters.
I'm an intermediate level potter, throwing porcelain on the wheel,
and enjoy it enough that we've set up a small pottery studio at
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, sensing how people feel, and reacting to adversity with
cheerful humor. I'm serious about being a good friend or partner,
even when that's hard. Cooking, with or without recipe, learning
new things (many new things), and enjoying the wonders of life.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That my gray-blue eyes are smiling at them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Fiction that makes you think by Lois McMaster Bujold
, Octavia Butler
, Philip K. Dick
and Joe Haldeman
Explorations of what it is to be human by Malcolm Gladwell
, George Lakoff
My best friend teased me when I teared up watching The Princess
and the Frog
, Pan's Labyrinth
complexly uplifting, and Serenity
was exhilarating. I do
occasionally watch TV series on NetFlix or Hulu, but not frequently
-- hours per month, not per week or day.
Music is all about energy and lyrical content for me. It doesn't
necessarily need to be both smart and kickin' at the same time, but
my favorite music (XTC, Tori Amos, David Bowie, India Arie, Suzanne
Vega, etc.) all have both in the mix.
I'm a sensualist, and food is high on my list. Thai, Indian,
Ethiopian, Mexican, Italian and Japanese are all marvelous. I have
most of 100 spices on my spice rack, and if I use a recipe, it's
more for inspiration than necessity.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ha! There is no "typical." If I'm not inspiring my lover to new
levels of ecstasy, I might be talking with her and/or our friends,
remodeling the house, out at a favorite restaurant, throwing
porcelain on the wheel, strolling about in a park, or (not often
enough) out hiking or camping.
I love the outdoors, but am not into team sports (aside from soccer
perhaps.) Tennis can be fun, regardless of how bad at it I am.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am willing to answer hard questions honestly, even if that takes
real effort or is emotionally difficult. I've had my rough edges
worn off by friends, girlfriends and housemates -- I have very few
hot buttons left to push, and they're only warm buttons.
You should message me if
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If you're looking for a pottery friend on Beacon Hill in Seattle.
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