My friends would describe me as funny, deep and compassionate. I think of myself as driven and creative.
I just had an incredible summer full of day trips around Western New York and Canada, and wringing every drop of arts and culture out of Buffalo. I'm ready for a new adventure.
I love learning about history and traveling; and doing both at the same time. I love good food, good drinks and great conversation.
Running a classroom.
Listening. I apparently encourage people to tell me things they've never told anyone else without even trying. When I am trying, I'm good at helping people work out their problems.
Cooking. I'm getting good at baking fish at the moment. I make a very good Thai curry.
Giving tarot readings. I have three different decks. I'm a very rational person, but Tarot is really cool.
Brainstorming and creative writing.
Hiking, camping, starting campfires, pitching tents, kayaking, campfire cooking. I was a boy scout.
Editing. I can't really explain how uncanny my talent for editing is. I can make mediocre, confusing writing flawless and sparkly very quickly.
Accents and impersonations, especially making fun of annoying people.
Appreciating art, history, literature and culture.
Being an INTP, an Enneagram 5/4, and a Libra.
Hur Hur Hur!
Fiction: 1984 and The Pillars of the Earth are my two favorite novels.
Nonfiction: A Short History of Nearly Everything, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Retribution, The 48 Laws of Power
Poetry: Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, T. S. Eliot, e. e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, Robert Creeley, Seamus Heaney
Movies: Grand Budapest Hotel and any Wes Anderson, Fight Club, A Thin Red Line, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, American Beauty, Inception, Memento, Lincoln, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave
Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, The Cosmos, Peep Show, House of Cards, The Office, The Wire, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Music: I'll listen to almost anything except country.
Food: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, seafood, pub food.
Drinks: I've always been a beer connoisseur, but after living in Belgium, I'm probably a full blown snob. I'm particularly into Porters and Belgian Trappiste ales, but I'm always up to try something new. I also enjoy a few different wines occasionally. Pinot Noir is my favorite.