46 Menlo Park, CA
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My self-summary
I enjoy listening to other people and exploring their points of view. Conversation with new and old friends energizes me, and I am enthusiastic about activities that bring different kinds of people together. I am patient and sometimes reserved but have learned to speak my mind. I love laughing and am willing to see the ridiculous in myself. I admire courage, flexibility, integrity, and generosity, and I strive to live out those virtues in my own life. Also, I keep on going!
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work as a retail bookseller and am enjoying freedom from sitting in front of a computer screen. In the past I have worked as a copy editor of engineering and surveying textbooks. I spent several years as a freelance book editor doing copyediting and proofreading for university presses, in addition to editing a literary anthology about California architecture that was published in 2010.
I’m really good at
Writing and helping others to improve their writing. In addition, I am a good conversationalist and public speaker.
The first things people usually notice about me
People notice that I am thoughtful and interested in what they have to say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Tale of a Tub, The Crying of Lot 49, Pierre, complete poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Interpreter of Maladies, The Power Broker.
Movies: The Shop around the Corner, Vertigo, Dr. Strangelove, Falling Down, Next Stop Wonderland
Music: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Ramones, The Replacements, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash
Food: Dim Sum, Samosas, Palak Paneer, pasta, tomato and basil with mozzarella, fried chicken
The six things I could never do without
family, friends, work, books, nature, cities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cool places to check out nearby. When I'll make the time to read more Latin.
On a typical Friday night I am
Talking to or eating with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If we have coffee or something to eat, you'll find out through our conversation!
You should message me if
You found my profile worth reading and think it would be fun to chat in person.