Today I live and work in the Bay Area, but my longer-term goal is
to return to my community and tea farm in rural Hawaii, with the
right woman, to live well and raise a low-carbon-footprint
(Apparently, that scares some people away, so let me underscore I
am really open and flexible; if my partner is deeply attached here,
we could also raise a child here, or in both places, with the
Hawaii farm as a second home.)
I am geeky enough that there is an xkcd comic about me, if you are
geeky enough to know what that is. I have studied the arc of the
world closely enough to see that the conventional (fossil) economy
will shrink, so I am preparing for the long transition to come (a
big plus if you've heard of the permaculture, transition
, or resilience
movements), not just
materially, but with a loving community. I am affectionate,
outgoing, stable, mature, and emotionally available.
What I’m doing with my life
Getting ready. Working hard, (remotely) building the second house
on my Hawaii land, so we have a place to go, in case we need to
leave the rat race; so that no matter what happens or where in the
world we go, or our children go, there is always a Home to return
I’m really good at
writing code, making maps, 3d geometry, bicycling, growing food,
sequestering carbon, nurturing soil, conversation, seeing the big
picture, trusting, being honest.
The first things people usually notice about me
My long hair. I know, it's completely out of fashion for men. I'd
probably let it go if a serious partner found me more attractive
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Slow, arty movies - Kurosawa, Jarmusch. Documentaries. I find some
of Werner Herzog's work hysterically funny.
Music, particularly melodic trance as I was a raver in the 90s, but
also ambient, idm, synthpop, shoegaze, techno-tribal and bits of
everything across the spectrum. To toss out some names: Slowdive,
Boards of Canada, Flying Saucer Attack, Loop Guru, Aphex Twin,
FSOL, Orbital, MBV, Shpongle, Swirlies, William Orbit, Blonde
Redhead, Dead Can Dance, Freescha, Massive Attack, (early)
Stereolab, Mermen, Ulrich Schnauss, Beats Antique. I'd be impressed
if you've heard of Durutti Column. I'm also a child of the 80s, so
it's difficult not to sing along with any
Food: I'm a locavore omnivore foodie.
I like everything about language (wordplay and puns, humor like
engrish, etymologies, foreign languages), geography, world history,
and so on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the arc of worldwide energy sources, how this will affect everyone,
and how to prepare... you know the cliche about considering the
next 7 generations? I don't think anyone can do that, but I can at
least try to make things livable for the next 2-3 generations or
so, and (hopefully) limit the fraction of the biosphere we (as a
species) are going to take down with us. This stems from my deep,
spiritual, heart connection to the earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably online, doing something geeky like improving Wikipedia
articles. That would change if I had a partner to do things with -
perhaps that's you!
In the past two years, I have been often attending ecstatic dance
in SF and Oakland (although those aren't on Friday..)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write erotica, published online anonymously. I hope you'll take
that the right way - that I am literate and imaginative, not
I own a plush vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis
Sometimes when I'm tipsy, I speak in a vaguely British accent.
You should message me if
you are a statistical outlier. For some sociological reasons, it
seems that women don't message men on okcupid, but please, defy the
conventions and send me a note.