I grew up in Ohio. I returned here a few years ago after completing my Master's Degree (Philosophy with a specialization in Bioethics) at Boston University. My thesis was on the ethics of human augmentation (the genetic engineering/cybernetic limb/psychopharmaceutical part, not the boob job part). If you are into the whole Myers-Briggs thing I am an INTJ.
I would be delighted at the chance to carry on an impassioned conversation about philosophy, popular science, behavioral economics, political theory, music, literature or, and this surprises even me, football. Never saw that last one coming.
This... this is probably obvious, but I'm a nerd.
I'd describe myself as a realist. Most people would probably call me a cynic. Though I suppose I would rather stand with George Carlin on this one and go with "disappointed idealist." That idealism does flare up now and again. It's reminiscent of heartburn in that way.