Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Avid cyclist, whiskey drinker and concert go-er. Particular towards
Dachshunds, travel, photography/the visual arts, dark comedies,
history, home cooking, unconventional ideas, extroverts and
I think of myself as an optimistic realist. I can accept
fundamental realities but I'm committed to the idea that we can
always be better, as individuals and as a society.
I grew up in Maryland, Austalia, and Indonesia. I spent my
childhood summers in India and went to college in Boston. I've been
in the DC area since 2009 and it's the longest I've ever lived in a
I recently accepted an invitation to serve in the Peace Corps in
Senegal, starting in the fall of 2015 (but I am yet to be fully
confirmed). I guess this means I'm looking for short term dating or
friendship. But I believe in building strong foundations with
people, regardless of outcomes.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a car, 4 bicycles and I live alone. I mention this not
because they are some kind of arbitrary mark of success, but if the
question is "does this dude have his shit together" the answer, I
like to think, is "on the surface, shouldn't we all?" Underneath
the surface I am still trying to grow spiritually, professionally,
artistically and intellectually.
I work in federal consulting for a small business. Past jobs
included working in international development, at an arts and
cultural nonprofit, as a photographer, and as a bouncer. I spend my
non-work time for friends, taking pictures, long bike rides,
cooking, good drink, volunteering, and working occasionally at a
local bike shop/outdoor goods retailer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Keeping the inner kid alive, sharing off-kilter humor, arguing
about esoteric or unpopular bullshit, defending and/or attacking
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I love fiction but I read a lot of history, recently a lot
on South Asia/Afghanistan. The first book to change my life was The
Fountainhead. It took me 4 months to finish Infinite Jest and now I
think DFW is totally the tip of the mountain. Fitzgerald is my
favorite (fiction) writer and Bukowski is the only poet I really
Movies: Sundance bait, documentaries, things that make you go "oh
fuck, my god damned mind."
TV: Standard fare. True Detective, Girls, Shameless, Game of
Thrones, House of Cards, Broad City, Always Sunny and expired shows
of a similar vein. I don't have cable TV.
Music: NPR (Serial, This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Snap
Judgement, Bullseye, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Metro
Connection, All Songs Considered, Studio Q). And a lot of music.
80s hits, Madonna, Flying Lotus, The Weeknd, Blood Orange, Hall and
Oates, Simon and Garfunkel, Sam Cooke, RAC. It goes on and
Food: Everything. I cook a lot of Indian food at home.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends and family, a passport, a camera, a bicycle, a pair of
proper headphones, and some kind of indulgent pleasure item like a
dense book or the perfect canoli.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Current events. The ethics of stuff. Dog adoption. Gender and
racism. Family and friends. Travel and life plans. Career goals.
Cool things to do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to spend my time with others, but lately I've been feeling a
little over the bar scene. I'm sure it will come back once I stop
feeling the need to be financially responsible.
I'd love to go to a gallery opening, out dancing, watch a weird
movie, or to stay in and cook.
You should message me if
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I like people who are strong, independent, intelligent and
thoughtful towards others.
Meditating among liars, and retreating sternly into myself, I
that there are really no liars or lies after all,
And that nothing fails its perfect return--And that what are
lies are perfect returns,
And that each thing exactly represents itself, and what has
And that the truth includes all, and is compact, just as much
space is compact,
And that there is no flaw or vacuum in the amount of the
that all is truth without exception;
And henceforth I will go celebrate anything I see or am,
And sing and laugh, and deny nothing.
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