...educator, political junkie, magazine addict, East Coast
sensibilities (Boston, DC) but West Coast convert, IPA aficionada,
sardonic wit, contrarian, I listen to remember, I started and run a
small business that offers classes in the liberal arts to busy
adults, I tend to spend money on experiences not things with travel
and road trips high on the list, I never cook (trust me, it is a
losing battle) but I appreciate those friends who feed me
regularly. I'm a nerd (hopefully in the best sense of the word):
Philosophy, Classics, and History tend to be my go-to nerd areas.
When I play pub trivia I am the pro in the miscellaneous category
(I seem to have a small part of my brain that holds onto random,
inconsequential details), I try to be kind, honest, and generous in
life. Sometimes I succeed.
What I’m doing with my life
...trying to use it well. And, live it fully.
For work: I work for the public school system and enjoy my job
tremendously though it is not my end all be all. I also founded a
run a small company that offers liberal arts classes to busy adults
in the Bay Area. One of the most popular monthly classes is the
"Drinkers and Great Thinkers" series where I pair a beer with a
"great thinker" (my two passions: beer +books).
I’m really good at
Storytelling. Remembering. Cutting through red tape. Being frugal.
Galvanizing people. Using my vacation time to its fullest.
The first things people usually notice about me
Boston accent (but I try to keep it under wraps on first dates and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can't do the list justice here. Too many to name. But, I've got
to throw a nod to The Smiths, Hannah Arendt, the Greeks (and a few
Romans), Breaking Bad, and Pliny the Elder.
The six things I could never do without
-SFPL library card + a hold shelf full of books with my name
-strong, dark coffee + the paper
-The Queen is Dead + all other Smiths records
-GPS + a place to go
-passport + wanderlust
(okay, actually, I COULD do without these but I just don't want to)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what's next and what's now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying the start of the weekend in whatever ways feels right.
Dinner with friends, cleaning my apartment after a busy week,
picking up my godson from school and having burritos together,
relaxing with a beer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
... As a West Coast transplant I know that I am supposed to love
artisan, hand-crafted coffee. Yet, the truth is that nothing
compares to Dunkins' for me (you can take the girl outta Boston
Also, the truth is: I don't really like to camp. There, I've said
You should message me if
You are intrigued.