UPDATE....UPDATE....I just said yes to a job offer in New Haven, so
I'l be on the move within the next month, meaning a) I should
probably change my screen name, and, b) find a place to
(New update - not changing screen name (I don't feel like I should
ever be an A-list member of anything) - and I'm now in New Haven,
so show me around.)
I've always thought of myself as a dreamer, an optimist and the
kind of person who goes after what he wants. Things that I am not:
a quitter, a wallflower, disloyal. What I am is patient. Tolerant.
Committed to my family and my close friends. I can make you
empanadas from scratch. Chances are I can also make you laugh. A
What I’m doing with my life
I've been working as a reporter for an urban Massachusetts daily
newspaper for more than two years. It's a career I picked following
a brief stint in politics. I'm a New Englander at heart and
Washington, DC, just wasn't home. I had a soulless job working on
Capitol Hill. I decided I wanted to be the one asking the
questions, instead of the one shielding my bosses from the press
with BS answers. It was 2007, the bottom was about to fall out of
the print news industry. That was the year I decided to move to
Boston, pursue a masters in journalism and find work as a reporter.
Let's just say it wasn't easy.
I’m really good at
I mentioned the empanadas and the part about humor. I didn't
mention the fact that I refuse to own a GPS, and that I can draw a
map of the United States' eastern seaboard freehand on a napkin
from memory. I don't know if this and when this skill will ever pay
off. But it is a pretty cool bar trick. I guess you could also say
I'm really good at skiing. I taught for a winter in Colorado, and
often wonder why I ever decided to leave (thinking it was that
whole "wow education is expensive" guilt thing).
The first things people usually notice about me
I look a lot younger than I actually am - a bummer whilst I was 20,
not bad now...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is where I get eclectic. My favorite movies consist of pretty
much anything from the 1970s. The list could go on for miles, but
the cliche is true - they just don't make 'em like that
As for books, when I'm not buried in a newspaper, I'm usually
reading non-fiction. I love a good biography, but I think the best
ones are written by people who are not ghost-writing them in
conjunction with their subject. Autobiographies are great, but they
can leave a lot out. That's why I would have loved it if someone
could have filled out all these sections for me.
The six things I could never do without
Let's leave out the non-literal/material things like love, family,
friends, etc. etc. There's too many to list that none of us could
do without. Here's my non-figurative list:
Good coffee (I don't put DD's in that category, sorry)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where birds go during hurricanes.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not on my couch recovering from the work week, I might be
driving to CT/RI to visit my nephew, or playing pick-up hockey, or
just walking around the city with the dog.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once ate a worm in elementary school, on a dare.
You should message me if
....you've got spunk, personality and spontaneity.