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I have been all over the world and I love traveling. I try to keep that perspective even when I'm not someplace new. Having a mind open to new experiences and being ready to see the world from other perspectives is so much more fun than the mind of a jaded local. Why should a spirit of adventure only come out when I go out of town?
I have done cool and impossible things for a living, mostly in the context of education. I built a bike armada for the after school program I ran. Then I learned how to fix all the bikes, then I helped teach the kids. I have organized numerous circuses, talent shows, and hula hoop performances. I helped 600+ kids have an amazing night of fun with their folks while learning math. Now I'm in school again to learn more about everything so I can do even bigger and more impossible things. Like save learning from bad educations, and make schools welcoming to ALL parents.
I have been in Seattle for enough years to forget that sunshine can be normal. When I go home to Berkeley and it is sunny even in October I am utterly confused about why I left. Then I get back and am all lovey dovey for Seattle again and its vegan donuts and amazing radio. I love Seattle and its dive karaoke bars, coffee shops, and extremely wide range of weird and cool and artistically brilliant. I'm really a city person. Though I've been outdoors sometimes. In fact, last summer I went on an epic camping road trip up the CA coast with my boys. I didn't know I liked camping so much! Now I want to do more!
I have tremendous nerd pride and love being unabashedly curious and enthusiastic about all kinds of things. I have been told that I am a nerd shell wrapped around a center of cool. Fooled them I did! Sure, there's social graces, physical coordination, and even basic grooming underneath that avid enthusiasm for Dr. Who and Firefly, but under that...