PasDeDeux
30 Gdynia, Poland
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My self-summary
My life is in transition right now, as I'm preparing to achieve my dream of living abroad. After months of work, I'm close to lining up a great opportunity for myself in Poland. I'm here to make connections for when I succeed.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with a Polish tech startup: my boss is a 17-year-old tech genius. It's pretty cool, ask me about it.

I've had some health issues, but they haven't stopped me from teaching people every chance I get, whether it's history (what I was studying), or the English language (what I taught to exchange students when I wasn't studying). When I'm not doing these things, I'm learning stuff, or chatting with various people online. I'm an extrovert, but I'm the kind that makes introverts comfortable.

I also sing jazz music for fun.
I’m really good at
Communicating with people who are not native English speakers. Reading aloud. Speaking to large groups. Writing sonnets. Applying history to virtually any conversation topic. (Try me)
Researching random things on the internet.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either a baby face, or a full beard. I also get frequent comments on the thickness of my hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm an avid reader, more often articles than books these days, via Arts and Letters Daily and Longform. My favorite work of literature is Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. I also like reading scifi.

I'll watch pretty much anything from movie musicals like Fiddler On The Roof to classic thrillers like M.

I love standup comedy, especially Louis CK and Patton Oswalt.

I love classical music, especially Baroque composers like Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. I also like jazz and standards vocalists like Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. I love folk music too, especially of the foreign variety, like Stan Rogers and Nic Jones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCEl4FGVR7I

My favorite foods are sushi and New England clam chowder.
The six things I could never do without
The power of serendipity, the kindness of strangers, the feeling of small accomplishments adding up at the end of a long day, a sense of hope for the future, ginger, peppermint or other stomach-settling herbs, and levothyroxine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I have an intense desire to learn about other cultures and think deeply about cultural attitudes and ways of living. I think about what it would be like to live in different places and meet my overseas friends in person.
On a typical Friday night I am
Creating something from nothing, most recently helping a Ukrainian human rights lawyer find scholarships abroad.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to get upset about the local girls on this site who would consider me a failure for not having my own place or being able to drive... until I discovered a magical continent called Europe, where no one is bothered at all.
You should message me if
You're educated, want to be educated, or just like learning things.
If you can spell correctly in at least one language.
You can tell the difference between Lance and Louis Armstrong, without using Google.
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