Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
These days, it seems that just the living part of life is an
adventure. But I also love the less ephemeral kind: traveling and
learning new things, like rock climbing, cooking Middle Eastern
food and driving in NYC.
I spent 15 years in journalism (wow, that makes me feel old), first
in Eastern Russia, then here, writing about business and policy. I
guess because of my journalism background, I really enjoy meeting
people and talking to strangers. The "stranger" part may sound
weird, but I find the payoff is usually enormous.
I am passionate, compassionate and loyal.
I try to stay active and eat healthy, but I definitely have nights
out that go late. And I try really hard, though sometimes fail, to
live by my principles.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professional: After journalism, I took a detour to private-eye work
and lasted a few years with that. But I've always been a closet
idealist, so I recently put my curiosity and gumshoe skills to work
as an investigator in the public sector. It's challenging to learn
another job, but I'm certainly not in a rut, and I'm enjoying what
I am doing.
Personal: I'd like to meet someone who is confident in who he is
but understands that passion and trust are key to any relationship.
An appreciation of communication and affection are good, too.
I love kids and would be happy to meet someone who has them.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel cared for.
I'm a good listener and I think people can tell that I take an
interest in what they have to say. I keep secrets.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food: Pretty much any kind that doesn't involve a lot of pork or
beef, but I especially love food from the Asian continent, Middle
East and Mediterranean. I love food, in general.
Movies: Leviathan; The Grand Budapest Hotel; Breaking the Waves;
The Lives of Others; Miller's Crossing; Milk.
Books: A good 20th century novel or fiction in translation, plus
good historical works. Examples: The Dubliners; Dreams of My
Russian Summers; Anna Karenina; In the Garden of Beasts. I'm also
in a book club that reads mainstream policy works like Deer Hunting
with Jesus, The Warmth of Other Suns and The Great
Other media: I'm an avid reader of The Guardian and the New Yorker
and a huge consumer of NPR. I don't watch a ton of TV, but I've
become addicted to The Americans (I'm still a bit obsessed with
Russia, these many years later), House of Cards and, I'll admit it,
Music: Beirut, Regina Spektor, Alabama Shakes, DDT, Richard
Thompson, Van Morrison, Prince. But I don't want to name
everything. One of the things I love about music is how much there
always remains to be discovered. And I'm one of those people who
enjoys being introduced to music I'm not familiar with.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food that stimulates me
Vehicles that move me
People who teach me
Air that soothes me
Stories that engross me
Music that transports me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to be a better person. How to lessen my impact on the planet.
How to keep my cool when someone bigger than me squeezes past me on
the way out of the train.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually out with a friend or a group of friends, though my favorite
way to spend a Friday night is relaxing at home with a glass of
wine or a bottle of beer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been called "pathfinder." It was sarcastic.
You should message me if
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You are kind but indulge in irony. Your palate, intellect and
spirit appreciate variety. You know yourself, and not just from
reading the cover. You can intuit more about me than what I've
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