Philosopharmer
25 Walpole, NH
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My self-summary
Hey, I'm Chris! This is the part where I'll attempt to woo you by talking about myself, but first a message from the immortal Dr. Seuss:

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."

I think that's the best way to describe what I'm looking for on here.

I'm an ENTJ if that matters to you (and even if it doesn't!). Swallow that cum grano salis, though. People tell me that I'm a warm and friendly person, which is more than can be said for some ENTJs -- Hillary Clinton, I'm looking at you! You, too, Sauron.

Interests: Most things interest me, but I get my horn on for economics, politics, religion, philosophy, metaphysics, hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, sailing, photography, cooking, fine dining, natural living, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my goals. I am currently the operations manager for a diversified, pasture-based animal farm in New Hampshire. It's an interesting combination of shoveling pig shit and building high resolution production models in excel to optimize gross margin across multiple agricultural enterprises.

I've toyed with the idea of writing books on the topic of food and freedom -- specifically regarding the relationship between authoritative power structures and access to healthy and ethically produced food.

Or maybe I'll just write a lengthy treatise on peat moss and call it my Sphagnum Opus.
I’m really good at
-Making up recipes
-Sneezing extraordinarily loudly
-Conversation. As long as you give me something to work with.
-Telling "dad jokes"
-Writing letters by hand (why doesn't anyone do this anymore?)
-Comparing sex to ice cream (press on, fearless reader)
The first things people usually notice about me
Dashing good looks and searing wit. Also how modest I am.

In all seriousness, though, I imagine it's probably either my candor or my quirky sense of humor. Both have a tendency to take people by surprise at first, but if you can get down with my weirdness, I'll probably ask you to marry me (don't worry, I'll wait until AT LEAST the third date).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
I have too many favorites, so let's go with most recent:

-Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
-The Safety Net by Heinrich Böll
-Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
-Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
-You Can Farm by Joel Salatin
-The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
-Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
-1984 by George Orwell
-Island by Aldous Huxley
-The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
-Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
-Holy Cows and Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin
-On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky
-No Treason by Lysander Spooner
-Animal Farm by George Orwell
-The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk
-The Red and The Black by Stendhal
-Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
-Candide by Voltaire
-Proposed Roads to Freedom by Bertrand Russell
-Satyricon by Petronius
-We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich

Currently reading: Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick and A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness by V.S. Ramachandran.

Movies and Shows
I enjoy films that address the darker, more tumultuous aspects of society and the human psyche. Inception, The Black Swan, Pan's Labyrinth, and Silence of the Lambs spring to mind.

Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Suits.

Music
Everything from Aine Minogue (celtic harp) to Ellis Paul (folk) to Metallica (metal... duh). I really like Poets of the Fall, Florence + The Machine, and Tool/A Perfect Circle (to name but a few).

Currently digging A Light to Guide by Phoenix Effect

http://open.spotify.com/user/flacjacket/starred

Food
The details sidebar should have an option for "strictly soup." I don't think you would believe me if I told you how much soup I consume. I also am known to experiment in the kitchen, with results such as: coffee brined pork chop with maple spice butternut squash puree, steamed broccolini, and candied orange peel; prosciutto wrapped hake with dill and chanterelles; and French cut roasted half chicken with braised fennel and an anjou pear gastrique served atop a local arugula salad in a lemon-lavender vinaigrette. I'm basically trying to cook my way into your pants.

Oh, and I raise almost all of the meat that I consume, and some of the vegetables.
The six things I could never do without
-Family and Friends
-Physical activity
-The pursuit of liberty
-Raw milk
-The sound that sleeping cats make when you pet them
-Nouns, adjectives, and verbs; especially when separated by oxford commas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Fiscal, agricultural, and environmental policy
-The failures of authoritarian high modernism
-The relationships between people and their food
-What happens to old people's sex toys when they die
-The impacts that technology has conferred upon society
-The solipsistic limitations of reason (and whether they matter)
-Objectively terrible puns, like: Kim Jong-un has no Seoul.
-This: http://tinyurl.com/lem4rcg
-Whether a culture which views privilege as a character flaw pushes people to adopt a minority identity where one did not previously exist.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Vanilla can be kinda boring. That's why it's called vanilla. I like to mix things up a bit. Maybe some Rocky Road, or Banana Bondage Bonanza.

Size matters. I'll only sleep with you if you have an enormous...

...intellect.

I tripped while crossing the room to show my friend how much "less suave" my personality tabs says that I am.
You should message me if
...you have a kind heart, an old soul, and a gentle spirit.
...you are an intellectual but not a douche-wagon about it.
...this story resonates with you: http://tinyurl.com/jwlv76g
...if you see at least one pun in the quip "Libertarian in the streets, fascist in the sheets."

Or, y'know, if you feel like it. I'm not the boss of you, though I may not respond if I get an eleutherophobic vibe from your profile. Don't bother if you suffer from microaggressions.

(On that note, there are major bonus points available for being a voluntaryist/anarchist/abolitionist, and minor bonus points for being a libertarian or minarchist.)
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