Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm sensible, silly, thoughtful, sarcastic. I'm a dancer and a
singer and occasionally struggle to remember what other people do
with their free time. Expect me to talk your ear off about music or
linguistics at least once. I promise I'll calm down about it
I enjoy intellectual challenge. Thinking about interesting things
is fun, but talking about them with other people is way better. I
like to follow trains of thought until they become absurd and
derail. Imagination and logic go well together.
I'm in a non-primary relationship with a great girl who's married
(everybody involved knows & approves), so my dance card is
definitely not full. Feel free to ask more if you're curious about
Good people and meaningful experiences are more important than
material things, but sometimes there is absolutely no substitute
for an extremely fuzzy blanket.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just moved to Northampton after spending some excellent years at
a great nonprofit in Philadelphia. Now I have a pretty cool job
writing health education materials.
I sing shape-note
) and other
folk/trad-type stuff. I contra dance
and morris dance
as well. This
often involves traveling
. Other pursuits include
, blues dance
, wandering about
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Smiling. Thinking critically. Navigating public transit.
Constructing metaphors. Singing. Dancing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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One person said that she thought I was the kind of person who would
be Edgar Allan Poe for Halloween. I think I'll take that as a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Favorites include The Cyberiad, The Bean Trees, Life of Pi,
whatever I'm reading at the moment.
Music: the more harmony, the better! Traditional vocal music from
all over the place (Georgia, the Balkans, Appalachia, South Africa,
England), Sacred Harp, roots/folk, Crosby Stills Nash, Beth
Patterson, Solas...I could go on and on. At this point, I enjoy
listening to music, but I'd rather be making it.
Movies: longtime favorites include Benny & Joon, The Mouse That
Roared, Godspell, Awake My Soul. Eclectic is the word of the
Food: Garlic, pasta, chocolate, mint, in-season vegetables and
fruits (I swear I could eat nothing but peaches all summer). I
really enjoy cooking and baking and I try to eat healthfully,
but...everything in moderation, including moderation, right?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Language change, open fifths (music not booze
), baking, my
future, Deaf issues, chocolate
, cooking, sign language
poetry, friendship, gender identity
identity, good webcomics, relationships, cider, power dynamics,
Grover Cleveland (see: fuzzy blankets
), consent, hard
questions, deadlines, choices, sleep, and probably some other
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Traveling to a Sacred Harp
weekend/festival, hanging out with friends, watching movies,
or a combination of these.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think toothpaste tastes really good.
You should message me if
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...you value good communication and like to think critically about
how to make it work (better)
...you're a well-balanced conversation partner
...you enjoy intellectual adventures but don't take yourself too
...you seek moments of transcendent joy and/or sublunary
...or you want to get together over coffee (or tea, or popsicles)
and logically figure through the implications of an impossible idea
that's totally and utterly absurd
I probably won't write you back if you only send one generic
sentence, or if our match percentage is really dismal. Nothing
personal - time and emotional energy are limited, you know?
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