I'm a scientist who studies black holes and neutron stars, but also have diverse, eclectic interests. I'm inspired by nature towards surprising and new visions of the world.
I love music and reading. People describe me as kind, gentle, and patient, but I can also be a very persistent debater. I am the strong contemplative type, kind of like Ferdinand the Bull. I follow politics: I'm a liberal Democrat who thinks the $3 trillion the US is spending on the Iraq war could have been far better spent on other stuff.
On personality type tests, I usually score INTP ("the architect"), and I tend to be a "system-builder"; I'm always developing my personal philosophy. I'm not a restless adventurer--though I'm curious and playful and enjoy food and travel--as much as I'm desirous of putting together for myself a picture of the world. Recently I've been scoring INFP ("the healer").
I'm quite physically fit. I take a lot of care with my diet (I've spent decades as vegetarian, or fish eating and otherwise vegeterian, though for a few years I've eaten meat every once in a while) and at 46 can keep up dancing into the wee hours with anyone. I keep up with the latest news on nutrition and medicine and healthy supplements.
I have credentials and experience in my field and though I'm not the effervescent bubbly type, I make friends and allies without too much trouble, and after moving around the country from school to school and job to job (OH to CO to MA to DC to OH to CA to MA to IL to NY to MA to GA) I've met and learned from many people. I feel ready at the same time to rev up and settle down if that makes sense. I just got tenure.
I'm always thinking and questioning stuff beyond what I'm doing at work. A colleague in grad school called me "Mister Secret Concept Man".