My day job is I am a professor at UW in the engineering school. I spend about a third of my time spinning tales to undergraduates about circuits and bits, a third working with graduate students imparting a zest for life, and a third handling.. err, BS. Oh and I'm working on spinning off another startup company from our work. Somewhere in there I'm supposed to actually think for a living, but usually I have to rely on my graduate students to do that for me. Thank goodness for all the beautiful minds around me.
Here's a bit more about me that helps round out the short summary above:
I have an awesome daughter (two and a half) and primary life partner. While I am very happily coupled, we hold space in our relationship for us to embrace other loves. Many people call this polyamorous or poly while others call it "open". If you're not comfortable with this then we're not going to work out. While everyone does poly differently, I prefer to date others with the goal being that love will actually enter the picture after awhile. In other words, I'm not looking for a casual relationship but rather something with real emotional connection. My partner and I don't date as a couple and to be clear, I (not us) am looking to build a romantic relationship with you. But, this is honest and open non-manogamy here. Ideally (although by no means required) you'd be comfortable having a (platonic) dinner with my primary partner now and then just to keep communication open between everyone. (And note to other polyamorous folks, I am obviously happy to meet your partners and work on building friendships with them).
I really enjoy my motorcycle. I just came back from a 5500 mile trip. Usually I cross the country, but this time I took the long way to Minnesota and back. Almost all of those miles was on two lane or dirt roads. I'm slowing moving more into adventure / duel-sport riding. Most nights I camped in the dirt. I take these trips every year and I enjoy the tales it brings and the people I meet. Being on a motorcycle connects you to the world in a way that a car cannot.
I just said goodbye to my sailboat, a Clipper-Ketch. It was difficult to part with her, as I've been off shore in the pacific with her and let's just say we've been through some tight spots together. But it was time. Raising my daughter and all the other stuff going on with my life has made my life rather full. But there will be other boats in my future. For now I'll just have to make do with my little fishing runabout.
While almost all of the remaining time I have in my life is filled up raising my amazing daughter, I do manage to squeeze in a few other pursuits, including making children's toys and photography. For better or worse, I also travel a lot. I'm on track for 60K miles this year. A small sampling from the last couple of years: Vermont (x3), DC (x5), SFO (xN), LA, Spain, Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Turkey, Japan (upcoming), London (x2) blah blah blah, it kind of blends together into a continuous string of cities, cultures, and adventures after awhile. I enjoy traveling, but you won't find me at the usual tourist spots. I'm more often hanging out at the pub or a campsite with some locals I've met, experiencing how the real people live.
Longer term there's many adventures I've queued up. I want to hike the Wonderland trail around Mt Rainier. I'm going to head back to Alaska but on my motorcycle. I also want to take my bike up to Hudson Bay one of these days. The UK and Japan seems to be taking shape later this year.