Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am currently an instructor at the United States Military Academy
at West Point. I teach Philosophy.
Honesty is very important to me. Without integrity I don't feel
that you can every have a proper connection with another person,
even on a friends or acquaintance basis.
Just moved to the area and want to go exploring. Seems like a great
area for hiking. Would also like to find some Muay Thai/BJJ classes
nearby but I'm not sure that there is anything close.
I enjoy intellectual conversation and reading philosophy and
history, but also have fun doing things that are more athletically
I'm competitive when I need to be, and also have the ability to be
I like to play board games as well. I'm not just talking Monopoly
or what most other people think of when I say board games. I have
quite a collection.
Also enjoy soccer, the occasional movie, white water rafting,
reading, eating good food, and exploring local history. I love to
travel. Went to Rome over the past summer and it was amazing.
Sometimes I do card tricks.
INTJ for those who care about that kind of thing.
I'm very loyal, and that loyalty extends to my dog. So at least
tolerating him would be a requirement. But he's awesome so that
shouldn't be a problem :P:)
What I’m doing with my life
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Preparing to teach at the United States Military Academy at West
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Not sure. Maybe my military haircut?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I like philosophical books and history book. For pleasure
reading I typically like Science Fiction/Fantasy. Some of my
favorite books are The Trial by Franz Kafka, The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein, A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin,
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, Cosmos by Carl Sagan,
Endgame by Samuel Beckett, The Good Soldiers by David Finkel.
Music: Mostly enjoy classic rock, with the occasional blues, though
I can typically tolerate any music. Some favorites are Led
Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jackson Brown, The Rolling Stones, The
Eagles, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and Crash Test
Movies: Braveheart, Band of Brothers (series), The Life of Brian,
The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, It's a Wonderful Life, Hamlet,
TV: I don't subscribe to cable at the moment, and have found I
don't miss it a lot. I do like to catch things on Netflix or the
occasional show at a friends house. Some on the list are Dexter,
Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, Chuck, True Blood (sort of).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Bit of a hyperbole, don't you think?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to do good in the world. Trying to improve myself as a person
and leader. Reminding myself to take the hard right over the easy
wrong (which is often quite hard).
Yes, I know that sounds kind of corny.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't usually go out Friday night as I get home from my martial
arts training at around 9pm and I need to spend some time with my
dog since he's been home alone (though I hire a dog walker) most of
the day. I go out more often on Saturday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If I admitted it, it wouldn't be private would it?
You should message me if
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You feel like it.
You want to ask what it was like deploying to Iraq as part as an
Infantry Platoon Leader.
If you know where is a good place to go white water rafting and
want to go.
If you have an interesting book you'd like to discuss.
If you enjoy exploring history and traveling to interesting
I'd like to meet someone who isn't into the club scene but who is
engaged with the world around them. Someone who enjoys connecting
without needing alcohol. Not that I'm opposed to a drink every now
and again, just that alcohol should be a complement for fun, not
the reason for it.
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