I'm a schoolteacher by day, and by night I'm still a schoolteacher, but I'm tackling other challenges. I'm really excited to teach, something I actively worked toward for nearly ten years before finally making it. Achievement Unlocked! Before quitting private industry to pursue my passion, I worked in the hotel business, taking care of travelers lost and found. I really enjoyed making guests happy. Now, I am doing my best to make it as an educator. It's no picnic, but I haven't looked back.
I've been in the Bay Area for nearly twenty years, though I still feel somehow connected to my small-town, lost coast, Redwood Curtain roots. I came to the Big City for fun, adventure, and well, employment. While I can have fun doing most anything, I am fond of board games, rpgs (or adventure games), walking, cycling, movies, theater, and photography. I am particularly fond of crossing books off a very long (and alas, ever growing) virtual "I need to read that" list. I have a significant weakness for puns (it's a character flaw). I freely admit my geekness. To paraphrase John Green, being a nerd is allowing yourself to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. While I'm not a Real Genius, I do my best at least to keep up. I am not your everyday bow-tied Lothario, if only because these days I only wear the bow ties on Fridays and special occasions.
I'm polyamorous. This means I believe that it is possible to be involved in more than one honest, loving relationship at a time. The more you love the more you can love. It also means that I value communication, I try to act with integrity, and I recognize that my friends and sweeties will do likewise. Perhaps this is less a lifestyle than an orientation. I am in a long-term primary relationship with a fantastic and wonderful partner. Though we may date others from time to time, ca_snowflake is the person I am always pleased to come home to in the end.
These days I'm looking to make friends with smart, funny, and open-minded people who find as I do that this crazy mixed-up world is fascinating, and full of power, wonder, love, beauty, and truth. I love to flirt. I very much love to flirt. As far as anything else goes, I have no idea what to add, so I'll leave it to you to inquire, if you please. Be well. Follow your muse. Don't forget to be awesome.