I am a huge proponent of the adage, "Know thyself." I appreciate people who have enough self-awareness to generally describe themselves to someone new. Some think it is vain, I do not. Be yourself. Really. People like that and stuff. That's what they tell me at least.
I desperately need a more recent picture, as I have lost a lot of weight as of late. As far as labels go, I identify as a polyamorous married father living in the Cleveland area. I am stable, secure and getting wise in my years. I feel sometimes as though I lost my tribe and am somewhat on my own and alone in this vast world. I have also found that other relationships in my life (of all kinds) only make life richer. For the record, I am not looking to find a third person for a threesome with my wife. Those kind of profiles usually just piss me off.
I am a cancer survivor and considered cured. Mine wasn't a particularly difficult struggle, but it is definitely something I am cognizant of each day.
Work-wise, I am a computer systems and infosec engineer, but also have a long history of working in academia. On the side I run other websites, an e-commerce site as well as Notacon (see below). I am a slave to what inspires me. I am passionate about my interests. In what little time I have after work and being a daddy, I can be found building communities, producing music, spinning records, playing video games and otherwise hacking on whatever interests me at the moment. Also in my spare time I enjoy starting companies and traveling. There are still way too many places in the world I want and need to visit and learn about.
I am also a big fan of movies, including many independent films. While I prefer electronic music (especially complex trance and ambient as well as drum n' bass), I will gladly listen to almost all other musical genres, especially new wave
One thing I am not is socially conservative (hello, polyamory?). I used to strongly identify as such for a long time, but eventually realized that it and Catholicism was never really a good fit. In the end, I grew up and learned a lot more about the world and the people that inhabit it. In particular, I learned that I do not know a lot about a great many things. I prefer it that way, as it always gives me something to learn about
As implied, I am a "recovering Catholic" for those that enjoy that term. Spiritually I am not sure where I'm at right now. When the feeling hits me, though, I know it and try to embrace it as much as I can
It might be nice to point out at this point that I tend not to initiate contact on here because, honestly, I know there's a lot of aggressive asshats and wish not to somehow be lumped in with them. Thus, if you find me potentially worth talking to, feel free to contact me and I will almost certainly respond. Also, I tend to quickmatch a lot for sheer shits and giggles. However, I usually never rate personality until I actually get into a conversation with someone.
I am experience seeking, a doer, and use too many commas.