Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Quiet and reserved at first, but beneath the reserved surface, I am
quite open in comfortable settings, once rapport is
I appreciate musical and visual arts in a deep and intuitive way,
but without maintaining much of a repertoire of what, who, when,
and where. Exception: a deeply memorable performance by cellist
Lynn Harrell and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, of the Ligeti
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, one Sunday afternoon years
Forgive a neophyte's enthusiasms, but I began going to yoga classes
a year ago and am somewhat addicted now, to a diversity of
instructors and their styles. Some of this brings back memories of
gymnastics circa age five. I credit yoga with a step-function
improvement in certain crucial windsurfing skills, and in
coordinated functional fitness that machine exercises were not
doing much for.
My life path has been atypical, with a significant past interval
having been occupied with caregiving for a parent.
Engineer by day, medium/low-skilled windsurfer and occasional
paddleboarder for recreation. I experiment in an arcane area of
ceramics that exercises a penchant for alchemy.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work, windsurf, yoga, gym, look for partner, sometimes
Current inexplicable interest: experimenting with a narrow aspect
of ceramics. Test articles are firing as I write this.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Education is in physics, work is in engineering. I am good at
solving obscure and difficult technical problems by dogged
determination, quantitative methods, and systematic elimination.
That is not compelling dating site material, but it is the
Conversation in quiet settings. Appreciation of the beauty of
nature, music and arts. On fortunate occasions, photography.
When committed: being there and doing whatever it takes.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Brevity in profile writing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books on scientific subjects and diverse interests of the moment
are my mainstays.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was concurrently fascinating
and enlightening, though in a harrowing way.
Classical and early music are my enduring favorites since
childhood. In popular music I especially like Lucinda Williams, and
liked Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance while they were active. I
like Julieta Venegas. Richard Thompson is outstanding live. I like
much world music. EBM/aggrotech I like as gym music. Abstract jazz
mostly irritates me.
I'll eat anything except stewed tomatoes. Strong preference for
fish. I like most ethnic food types. I could almost go veg if I
could cheat with fish.
The only TV programs that I watch regularly are CNBC morning
business and markets report, Nova, and Frontline.
I especially like foreign language movies with subtitles. Silver
Linings Playbook was excellent. Most moving movie in semi-recent
memory (appears to be 11 years ago but seems much nearer in time):
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books and the ideas and stories within them.
Music, especially classical and early music.
You, somewhere out there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Hiring a photographer to take a better profile picture.
What happens when liquid fuels become scarce.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In yoga class until 5:30PM then hoping to go out, or getting
prepared to have fun in the weekend wind, if it arrives.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Is there anything more private than DNA? No longer.
If I were to have a child with myself, a DNA testing service says
that it would be lactose intolerant, have wet earwax, and have a
73% chance of blue eyes.
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