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I'm was born and raised in Fresno, CA, but been living in the Bay
Area for more than ten years now. (Update: I am taking a break from
my job and currently in Fresno planning my next move. I'm scheduled
to return to work in the fall, but we will see.) I think growing up
in a conservative, smaller town combined with my liberal college
education (I went to Cal.) have made me a pretty well-balanced,
grounded, unique human being. In short, I try to be kind, charming,
witty, and generally likable, though I'll admit, I have a bit of an
edge. This can take the form of telling a stranger off who says
something politically/socially repugnant. Yes tech geeks, a lot of
times, that's you! But I'm able to keep the beast caged most of the
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying not to work too much. improving myself and my relationship
with others, working on living in the moment more and looking for
tranquility wherever I can get it. This includes trying to stay
healthy, seeing my family more and just doing things that I enjoy
more often, which means putting strict limits on my workload.
Essentially, I'm searching for a healthy balance.
To that end, I just moved to the East Bay after living in SF for
ten years. While I'm not going to enjoy the commute to work, I hope
the slower pace and more down-to-earth people will bring a greater
peace of mind to me. (Get ready!) Yes, SF, you are just too
crowded, expensive, pretentious, cliquish and racially segregated
I’m really good at
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Athletics, empathizing and listening to people, reading people
socially, organizing people politically, teaching, analyzing and
discussing politics. I teach Political Science, so should hope so!
Though, I am aware of my shortcomings as a teacher and my days are
filled with plenty of "Ideally, I'd do the following if I could
with my students." moments. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes or dimples or broad shoulders, I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Open Veins of Latin America, The Communist Manifesto, What's
the Matter with Kansas, Youth, Identity and Chicano Power, Occupied
America, The People's History of the U.S., The Global Class War,
The Art of Peace...you get the point.
Movies: X-men 1 and 2, The Bourne Identity Series, Iron Man 1, 2
and 3, The Matrix Trilogy, Collateral, The Missing, Good Will
Hunting and documentaries too of course.
TV Shows: I don't watch much TV, but I am a Walking Dead fan and am
looking forward to The Shield series coming up (Update: The Shield
series sucks!). I'm also an Oakland A's fan, so watch the games on
TV from time to time. Fire Billy Beane!
Food: Mexican, Italian and Indian
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, activist friends, baseball, Aikido, whiskey, sunshine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to improve my teaching, how to defend my job, workplace and
students, how much a Republican Obama is (Yup, I said it. Watch
"Dirty Wars": http://dirtywars.org
/), how to improve my
relationship with my family and the state of the world in general.
And to be perfectly honest, I am thinking more and more these days
about finding a new job/career. I think I'd enjoy freelance
journalism the most, but don't want the stress that goes along with
insufficient pay. Have also been thinking lately of becoming a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
reading or practicing Aikido more than likely. I'm normally too
tired to go out on a Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I guess some of you might be glad to know that I have a couple of
tats. I also have two large, Ace Hardware type screws in my left
ankle. I'm always surprised that they don't set off the metal
detectors at airports.
You should message me if
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you are smart, sweet, physically active, can take serious
conversation about the state of the world and you have decent
personal/social boundaries and filters. I'm recently out of a close
to 4 year relationship, so there's that. :)
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