Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Grew up in Chicago and Oak Park but lived for a number of years in
London (Highgate & Muswell Hill areas) when I was
Graduated from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of
Medicine with a degree in clinical psychology and have been
practicing for nearly 30 (yikes!) years. Enjoy my work with
patients a great deal and have learned that people are worth
getting to know individually, and deeply, because they are never
what they seem like at first - they never are one-dimensional
stereotypes. (stepping off of soapbox now)
It strikes me that the external details that characterize a
person's life, while important, don't quickly allow someone else to
understand what really makes one tick inside. So instead of listing
a number of traits here, let me describe an experience I find
immensely enjoyable and relaxing - if what I describe appeals to
you, then we would probably be compatible.
There is an 18th century cottage that sits high on a cliff
overlooking heather moors and the North Sea in Yorkshire, England.
About a two mile walk away, along the sea, is a little town named
Robin Hood's Bay and it has a few cozy pubs that serve wonderful
meals and even better ale. In the pubs, there are always friendly
people with whom to chat and even friendlier dogs to pet. The
brisk, chilly air (even in summer) always requires the laying of a
fire to warm the cottage in the evening. With all lamps
extinguished, one can sit hearth-side by the flickering fire in the
cottage, late at night, and look out to sea and just make out the
lights of passing ships on their way to destinations around the
world. BBC radio broadcasts a show called "Book at Bedtime" around
midnight. So - the scene that describes much about who I am ---
after a morning of hiking moorlands, and an afternoon of walking
along the seaside, sitting next to the warmth and orange glow
radiating from a 300 year-old fireplace - listening to a voice in a
darkened room read an eventide story - a tranquil and contented
drowsiness settles into one's mind and body --- if you can imagine
yourself being happy in that scene, send me a message.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
learning to give much deference and respect to the law of
gravity...there is no allowance for grandiosity or narcissism when
flying an airplane
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
taking forever to fill out a dating site essay
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my sense of humor - if you find the following funny, you and I
would likely get along great -
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
The weapon may not make the man, but it certainly makes him loom
larger, according to a new study by a team of UCLA
Their study, released Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, shows that
a person holding a gun seems taller and more muscular in the
viewer's mind than a person holding a tool or other object.
The paper, funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific
Research, is part of a larger project to understand human
decision-making in potentially violent situations.
Countless creatures, humans among them, fight among their own kind
for resources, said lead author Daniel Fessler, an evolutionary
anthropologist and director of UCLA's Center for Behavior,
Evolution and Culture.
"Chickens and lizards and lots of other vertebrates have to face
the problem: 'When I encounter another chicken or lizard, do I
advance against the opponent, do I retreat or do I try to appease
them?' " Fessler said.
Throughout my life I have always overestimated the tallness of a
lizard holding a gun and have also consistently backed off whenever
a chicken brandishing an AK-47 has approached me. I thought I was
crazy and timid but now I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing I'm
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books (well authors actually): Dennis Lehane; Ian Rankin; Michael
Connelly; Thomas Hardy; Samuel Beckett; William Butler Yeats; and
those damsels of Victorian noir, Emily and Charlotte Bronte
movies: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid; Fargo; The Graduate; Raising
television: The Wire (hands down); Breaking Bad; MI-5; Coupling
music: Tinariwen; Afro Celt Sound System; Bob Marley; Ali Farka
Toure; Mark Knopfler; Emmylou Harris; Buddy Guy; Steve Earle; Patti
Smith; Marconi Union; Brian Eno (particularly the ambient
food: tapas; Vietnamese; Thai; Italian; seafood that is still
wondering how it ended up with olive oil and garlic on it
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my student pilot's certificate
a London Oyster (Underground transit pass) card
places where you drive on the left side of the road
Lagavulin single-malt (mmmm...the barley, the peat, the fire, the
sea-breeze...all poured into a snifter)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why health insurance companies are a nightmare to deal with
(personally and professionally)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
wondering why I'm experiencing a typical Friday night - would like
some atypical Friday nights now
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You should message me if
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you're interested in possibly meeting and would like to communicate
next via okcupid's email system -- eventually we might want to move
on to signal flags; a telegraph machine; CB radio; satellite
dishes; smoke signals; telepathic powers; carrier pigeons; text
messaging; the phone; or an in-person conversation -- for now,
however, an okc message would be great!
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