Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Writer & professor. Newly single (but not damaged!). Just
looking for something light and fun this summer (at least for
I don't look at the match %, for better or worse; most of the
questions I answered years ago when I first set up this profile. I
just don't trust a computer to do math for me when it comes to
meeting people. What you write matters more.
No TV, no facebook. Not that I look down on folks who do, just tend
to try to keep my bandwidth somewhat filtered, and thus my
'favorites' probably out of the loop in terms of things like TV and
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Writing, music, performance, editing, activism, going to see art
& dance & poetry readings, teaching writing (& thus
grading papers), walking the dogs...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making you laugh? (or at least roll your eyes and/or laugh at me,
especially if you enjoy dark humor and/or bad puns). Being
straight-ahead, open, honest, and no BS when it comes to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ugh, hate these lists, so: this week, loving Kamel Dauod's The
Meursault Investigation, Mathias Énard's Street of Thieves, Elena
Ferrante, Elfriede Jelinek, in the last two months finished
Bolaño's 2666 & (audio)books 1-4 of Knausgaard's My Struggle as
well as amazing new books by Bhanu Kapil, Mercedes Eng, & Anne
Boyer. Summer reading list includes the new Mayakovsky bio, the new
Black Panthers history, a history of AIM, and a stack of poetry
books and art mags that've been waiting for a break from teaching.
Beneath the pavement, the beach reading!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dogs, trips out of the city (usually to NYC or the desert), a
piano to bang on, art & culture that challenges me, a good
healthy sex life...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Art and writing and their relation to activism. How to live both in
the city and the desert at the same time.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart, strong, and sexy (on your own terms).
Open minded, non judgmental, healthy and fit, politically on the
left, know the difference between it's/its and they're/their/there,
Burning Man isn't the highlight of your year, able to laugh at
yourself (or at least at me), don't take yourself too seriously
(though are serious about things that matter to you), enjoy going
out but not a partier…
Bonus points if you own both a pair of boots and some sexy heels.
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