Academics are an incredibly important part of my life...I just passed my comprehensive exams and am about to begin writing my dissertation. But academics are only part of the picture. I understand there is much more to knowledge and wisdom than what is taught in the classroom. I love deep and intellectual conversations with old and new friends alike.
However, I'm not always bounded by rationality and the quest for understanding. Quite frequently, I like to let loose and have fun. I love music and seeing live music. I like at least a bit of most genres, but have difficulties pinning my tastes down in a few sentences. Suffice it to say, I could talk about music and my musical preferences for hours.
Food is an integral part of my life; from production, to cooking, and to consumption. In years past I was heavily involved in organic agriculture and supporting farm-to-table initiatives. I've been a cook and sous-chef a number of times. Currently, I cook as much as my busy schedule allows, but love to sample the tastes of Athens cuisine (preferably alongside a good conversation and IPA)