I love to travel and to try new things. I watch almost no TV—not because I think it’s “bad” but simply because I’m too busy living my life, socializing with real people, playing live music, etc., to want to give up the time to sit and be a voyeur. I'm not especially materialistic and don’t really care that much if I go to a fancy restaurant or to a great thin-crust brick-oven pizza place, and most nights I like to make a good, healthy meal at home (I love to cook). I don’t need to have the top-of-the-line of everything. I truly believe the best things in life are free: good conversation, books (free if they're from the library), nature, playing music (free after the one-time investment in a guitar!), good feelings about life.
My background is Jewish but I consider myself a secular humanist and not tribal. There’s too much tribalism in this world, and I find that the best people I know come from all sorts of backgrounds. I have a master’s in international relations from Johns Hopkins. I read constantly, and I listen to NPR, watch The Newshour (and OK, I'll admit it, MSNBC too--I love Rachel!), and read the New York Times to keep up on things.
I’m likely to click with someone who is intellectual, engaged in the world, has strong passions, is reasonably sociable, and is into the life of the mind but not neglectful of the body. I’m very independent and rather opinionated (though not closed-minded) and seek someone who can appreciate those qualities.