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  • Ages 26–33
  • Near me
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My details

Last online
Jul 31
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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I find happiness from wandering around the city and stirring up blackberry sauce in my kitchen. I feel at peace and at home by the water's edge or a cozy fireplace. You might catch me at a show at the Green Mill, the Neo-Futurarium, or the Old Town School of Folk Music, but just as often I'll be sprawled out on the couch with the newest issue of the Atlantic and my sleepy cat.
What I’m doing with my life
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During the workweek, I translate sneak previews of discoveries in physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology for the public as a science writer for a national research facility. Recently I have begun planning research centers in addition to the sentences that describe them.

It's a dream job, in the sense that I get to make a living by doing what I enjoy while helping to develop technologies and tools for a happier common future.

In my free time, I enjoy getting my hands dirty at Ethiopian restaurants or (in summertime) on the Massachusetts clam flats. I'm also learning the harmonica, very slowly.
I’m really good at
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I have a few pastimes, including conducting an on-and-off affair with my kitchen (not to worry, it's an open relationship). I am building my repertoire of recipes, though I seemingly always want to make crepes or hash browns on the weekends. I am trying to connect with my improvisational nature but I lean heavily on tried and true recipes.

I also have a preternatural talent for remembering birthdays and making up silly science songs off the top of my head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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When I'm feeling nostalgic, I reach for a mug of hot cocoa, an album of John Coltrane ballads, and a Calvin and Hobbes anthology.

When I'm feeling happy, I'll whip up some scallops in butter and white wine, put on some motown, and dance in my socks.

If I need some light comforts, I'll eat a bunch of goat cheese while watching an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine.

If I'm ever a little lost, or lost for words, I turn to David Whyte's poetry, Emerson's or Erich Fromm's essays, or the webcomic "Subnormality," which is, I think, the best thing on the Internet. Or maybe I'll just watch a Miyazaki movie or an Alan Watts lecture on YouTube.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I run on a precise blend of sunlight, sparkling water, pie, and Wikipedia.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Symmetry, particularly as expressed through language (including typos), unusual natural and biological phenomena, and music. And, you know, the complicated questions about things that actually matter -- like how to live meaningfully and where I can find the best almond croissant.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to go tortoise instead of hare.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Because of my antics on the playground, the recess monitors in kindergarten used to call me "The Kissing Machine." I'm definitely more subtle about it now, but hey, you know what makes the world go 'round.
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