Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I loved the EMPTY streets over Pope weekend. The cars should go
away forever. The entire vibe of center city changed. For the
I watched "Her" recently and was moved by such an allegory to
online dating. Spike Jonze captured the on line dating experience.
Just a bunch of bits and bytes hoping. Nothing real, entirely
virtual. No character - just like here - really had any skin in the
game. Just like here. Just like OKCupid. Life imitates art
Imagine having dinner with someone less than perfect.
Imagine actually being human! Ah such thought.
Imagine falling in love with flaws as well as virtues.
Imagine realizing that OKCupid is a construct and your ideal is not
at all what you imagined.
That sounds like an analogue, offline life, you know - breathing,
walking, talking. And it sounds good to me.
I am living a version of off line life. My version. And I am glad.
Flawed, amazing, evolving, alive. Imperfect, honest and
responsive. Totally human. But our device addled society
prompts me to venture to the land of virtual and sigh. Oh well I
I am best defined by the choices I made. Moving to NYC - from SF -
30 years ago, leaving NYC 12 years ago, living on Shelter Island,
next to the sea, the whole time and relocating to center city
Philadelphia. Committing myself to creativity and design, answering
my calling, not hewing to convention.
I love creating - professionally (print, motion, interactive, live
action), in the kitchen, on a walk and interpersonally and I love
indulging my curiosity in things trivial and profound.
It has been a life of amazing adventures.
I appreciate each one and look forward to more. My life is informed
by these experiences and while most have been good, some have not,
yet they have created a beautiful tapestry, provided great lessons
and I would not trade a single one of them.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Acclimating to my new home. Creating community
and social fabric - here and in the real world.
I want to meet new people here in Philadelphia. My primary
motivation is to expand my social circle and if in that expansion
something were to evolve to other places, super.
Still learning. Really! Expansive, inquisitive. I work in design
with success, I'm a musician, and I cook (well... enough) I
regularly question my status quo which keeps me on an ever evolving
Nothing is static. Metaphysically agile.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trying, succeeding, failing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music, art, community, expression.
In the interest of some disclosure. Most of my media consumption is
music. Currently: Tei Shi, Moon Duo, Wolf Alice, Toro Y Moi, Ryan
Adams - especially the solo stuff. The Smiths, PJ Harvey, Polica,
The Sensational Space Shifters, Sun Ra, Future Islands, Phillip
Glass, Meshell Ndegeocello, Low, The War On Drugs - and thats just
the tip of the iceberg.
I prefer the scene and the music at Boot and Saddle, The Troc or
Union Transfer to the larger places.
News, current events, celebrity and Hollywood are a tad depressing
so I kind of avoid traditional media. But I can find things to read
I collect art, I have some famous some not famous artists in my
home. I have been collecting for about 30 years.
I am an omnivore - I like well prepared food - usually in my
kitchen. But Philadelphia has a collection of fantastic restaurants
- I am totally impressed with the dining scene here from Fitler
Dining Room to Cheu to Tria to V Street. Totally amazing stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
living in possibility
I know none of the above are "things". I like this modern way we
live, but if it were all to vanish, and it won't, I think life,
living, might actually be better. And none of the above would go
away if we were to lose iPhones/iPads/iCrap.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being and experiencing now.
...spending time with a woman without it officially being
Men and women can spend casual time together without any
precise, complex rules. Prior to internet dating, in my experience,
things were closer to that model. A lot of meta data (excuse me) is
shared through interpersonal interactions, i.e. work,
mutual friends, hobbies and through that, interest/intention is
clearer and more energetic. As a result, if we appreciate each
other’s company, we can go for a walk, to the movies, to the
museum, try tree climbing or wine tasting, whatever.
The convoluted and binary "on line dating” system is a bit of a
drag. It feels rigid, limiting reactive and restrictive. For me,
“first date, second date, third date” doesn’t make a lot of sense.
I like to keep it simple and natural, and just see how it
The above might be perceived as a way of having an exit plan. That
could not be farther from the truth. It takes a while to get a
sense of another, for reality to define itself and I think however
things grow is better than quick decisions based on a few photos
and a few more words... quixotic I know, but better, much better
than the "catalogue" dynamic of this forum.
How Ashtanga changed the course of my spirit/being. How
something that is so quiet and personal can be so
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
There is so much the eyes say that we don’t speak...
You should message me if
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you are looking for an engaging, honest, expansive
I am interesting, enlightened and fun.
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