I aspire to continually learn and engage with life. My loves have always been development policy work and field research, but I have a plethora of other interests which range from volleyball to trance clubbing to video and film production to classic jazz. I love to be open to and explore and find beauty in new and unique experiences and that extends into my relationships, whether it's long term or short term or whatever.
I aspire to see as much of the planet as I can. So far I've visited most of Western Europe and have lived in the UK, Ethiopia, Uganda, Argentina, and Laos. Coming from LA, I'm very much a big-city kind of guy, so I especially love to visit the world's urban hubs. That being said, lately I've been getting more into backpacking and cycling abroad. Biking down the Portuguese coast, for example, is at the top of my list for future adventures :)
I aspire to be a true gentleman. And that doesn't just mean the way I treat women, but the way I treat everyone and myself. I view health and fitness as essential components to a wholesome life. I view personal reliance and resilience as necessary pieces of what a man should be. And ultimately I view being a gentleman as charitable equality.
Aspirations aside, though, I'm pretty much just a lovable goofball with a Dr Pepper love affair. A friend once described me thus:
"Danny, I would say that half of you is very wise and the other half is completely ridiculous. Actually, I take that back -- you're just ridiculous."