I am equally at ease spending a quiet afternoon reading a book,
hiking on a wilderness beach, and dancing at a dive bar until 2AM,
and I'm looking for someone with whom to share those moments. I
love to seek out new adventures here in town or off in the wilds,
but I also cherish quiet times spent talking softly of this and
that. I am active and in good shape but some days I like to sleep
in. I am intelligent and articulate but not snobby, I am serious
and wry but also compassionate and passionate, I am a great dad but
my kids are grown and I have time and desire to focus on my
friends. I'm looking for someone who can lace up her hiking boots
one day and don heels and a sexy dress the next, all the while
challenging me with her intelligent banter and wowing me with her
feminine charm. If you're brainy and sexy and progressive, I'd love
to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a university professor, scientist and teacher. I read avidly
and enjoy good movies and live music. I do a lot of outdoors
activities not only to stay in shape but also because I love
challenging myself, putting myself outside my comfort zone, feeling
the wind in my hair and the sun on my face.
I’m really good at
Being a dad, being a good friend, Ultimate frisbee, biking,
camping, cooking, science
The first things people usually notice about me
Smart, fit, caring, interested, interesting.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm always in the middle of at least one book. Here's just a
smattering of my favorites, in no particular order.
Fiction: The Orphan Master's Son, The Goldfinch, The Secret
History, All the Light We Cannot See, Middlesex, Windup Girl,
Sometimes a Great Notion, The Book Thief, Kavalier & Clay, The
Poisonwood Bible, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Life of Pi, A Hundred
Years of Solitude, Corelli's Mandolin, The Shipping News, A
Thousand Acres, The Big Rock Candy Mountain, To Kill a
Nonfiction: The Swerve, Guns Germs and Steel, 1491, 1493, The Devil
in the White City, In The Garden of Beasts, Unbroken, The River of
Doubt, Destiny of the Republic, She's Not There. In general, I love
American and world history, anything about math, anything about
physics, and anything about the brain.
Movies: Way too many to create a representative list. A Serious
Man, Whiplash (just saw it - fabulous), Les Intouchables, The
Pianist, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, all the classics.
Music: Indie rock (New Pornographers, Ryan Adams, My Morning
Jacket, Radiohead), Classic rock (Dead, Stones, Beatles), Bluegrass
(Del McCoury, James King, Ricky Skaggs), Jazz (Coltrane, Miles
Davis, Dexter Gordon), World (Caetano Veloso, Cesaria Evora, Ali
Farka Toure, Afro-Cuban All Stars)
Food: Sushi, Thai, authentic (not American) Chinese, hot pastrami
The six things I could never do without
My kids, the wilderness, my bike, a good book, music, meditation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The big picture - how we got to where we are. The brain - how it
works and how it evolved. Complex mathematics.
On a typical Friday night I am
out seeing music or a movie with with friends or someone special,
or sitting in my living room reading or doing the puzzle listening
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There's a lot that falls under this category, all good I think, but
I'd like to wait until we know each other a little better.
You should message me if
you're interested in finding out more!