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29 M Greensboro, NC

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Last Online
Jul 23
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Christianity, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
There is a soul dimension to everything we do. It’s not eternal. It is an attitude, found in between the practical “what’s in it for me?” selfishness and the dogmatic altruism of the political/religious martyr. It can provide a boundless source of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

I'm stubborn (very much a Taurus!) about what I believe in, but as far as details and everything else I'm laid back and generally adaptable.

I believe that the 21st century economy will emphasize communication more than specialization, and cooperation more than competition.
What I’m doing with my life
Career-wise, I am currently in grad school to get licensed to teach high school mathematics. For whatever reason, teaching high school math is perceived as nerdy, high-stress, and low-pay. Luckily for me, I know all three of these are objectively wrong. :) e.g. the career path of Dan Meyer. The most common mistake is that teachers see it as their job to provide good content for students (what Freire calls the "banking model of education" where information is "deposited into minds"). Instead, good teaching is about providing an appropriate classroom structure where students control most of the content of the class, and the teacher is there mainly to facilitate interpretation. Once you realize this, the only difficult part about teaching is dealing with other adults, but with math, that's actually pretty easy.

I enjoy involvement in progressive communities such as the Open-source movement, kickstarter and indygogo, Unitarian-Universalism, Food Not Bombs, and the increasing awareness of the power of words, all of which I believe are moving our society forward and increasing people's ability to better manage their lives.

I identify as a revolutionary socialist, feminist, and Christian. I value our cultural history but also believe the two biggest US political parties are corrupted beyond the point of saving.

I'm all-in with open-source computing! I plan on teaching Algebra I starting in the fall using the Bootstrap Math Curriculum, which teaches Algebra through students programming their own simple video game.

I find America very superficial, so I plan to teach math in Europe at some point in my life.

As a career choice, the reasons I chose education are that:
a) teaching gives me more control over my intellectual development than most other jobs, and
b) I think the 21st century is a communication age, and so interdisciplinary fields such as education are the place to be.

Also: learning Marshall Rosenberg compassion / nonviolent communication
I’m really good at
(tired of your questions, OKC. I'll ask the questions now!)

Which is the illusion?
"If we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future." - Madelaine Albright, 1998
"This is how the angel of history must look. His face is turned toward the past. Where a chain of events appears before us, he sees one single catastrophe... A storm is blowing from Paradise and has got caught in his wings; it is so strong that the angel can no longer close them. This storm drives him irresistibly into the future to which his back is turned. That, which we call progress, is this storm." - Walter Benjamin, 1940
The first things people usually notice about me
Are you attracted to people with money / power? If you had money or power, would you use it to enhance your own popularity?

Marx wrote that money “confounds and confuses all things.” Attraction based on material power is vulgar, boring. Love is spiritual in essence, which is to say that it should express a creative identity.

Giegerich says that’s what Incarnation is about, too--the transition of God from abstract spirit to living matter. What does the Incarnation in this sense mean? Is peace on earth perhaps more possible than we admit?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: I enjoy most genres. Mozart and Pink Floyd are my favorites. Also like John Lennon, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga

Books: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, Long Days Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, Awareness by Anthony De Mello

Movies: CLOUD ATLAS, Fanny and Alexander, Bulworth, Born on the Fourth of July, anything by Terrence Malick or Joss Whedon, I just saw the movie U-Carmen, a South African retelling of Bizet's opera--amazing production and streaming on Netflix!

Authors: Virginia Woolf, Wolfgang Giegerich, Karl Popper, Walter Benjamin, Andrew Harvey, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, Aldous Huxley, Norbert Elias

TV: Angel (the Buffy spin-off), The Wire, Colbert, Orange is the New Black
The six things I could never do without
1. Great ideas, peace on earth, social justice
2. The inspiration from the life of my grandmother.
3. The internet, specifically search engines' ability to bring together diverse fields of knowledge.
4. Community and friendships.
5. Hopefulness
6. Mozart
I spend a lot of time thinking about
society, art, computer programming

*about religion: I agree 100% with Gandhi: "Our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian."
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with housemates. Or reflecting on the human condition.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll go with that I find this website to be actually really interesting:
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–37
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
- You believe that cooperation is a better foundation for society than competition.
- You enjoy intellectual conversations.
- You're fed up with the hierarchical structure of academia.
- You have a strong intuition and are comfortable thinking holistically.
- You want to experience the full depth and complexity of life.