I love human-powered, noncompetitive "sports", although I used to be one of Canada's finest swordsmen. I love Colorado's mountains, the highlands of Newfoundland, the Sierra Nevada, and generally trekking through wild places. I love oceans, and have sailed thousands of miles in the Atlantic. I bike more than I drive. My other primary interest is music, at which I'm working hard after a long hiatus.
I would like to live for a long time, and be physically and mentally at my peak for as much of it as possible. So I'm learning to build a healthy lifestyle around knowledge work. I finally have time to learn about and implement healthy habits in diet, exercise, sports, sleep, friendship, personal balance, and I'm fascinated by social, eco[logical|nomic], urban, health, and environmental policies that foster societies that maximise social welfare outcomes on all scales and throughout the biosphere.
I'm quiet, contemplative, introverted, often shy, flirtatious and even outgoing under the right conditions. I am always working to make my communication more open, honest, curiosity-driven, rigorous, and compassionate, and highly value that in others.
I'm not actively looking for A One, but I'm looking for friendship, good conversation, and adventures of various kinds, ideally with women with whom there is potential for some flirtation. If more than friendship happens I'll be delighted, but I will not try to force a relationship to become something it's not, nor end a good one because it's more casual or more serious than I'd first imagined. And if I find The One, or One Of 'Em, I believe I'm ready to explore that as well.
For now I've put my dreams of living in London, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Christchurch, Munich, Tokyo, Thimphu, places I've never heard of, etc on hold in favour of Boston, due to a phenomenal postdoctoral research position. However, I would love to travel to meet you. Will you show me your favourite things about your home town? Especially if it is near Utrecht, Netherlands—I will be visiting my girlfriend there when I can, and would love to meet interesting people for conversations, dancing, and possibly more—or Halifax, N.S., Canada—my origin, and the location of my family. Or anywhere else that you love and want to share.
I have a hunch that OkCupid might be better than couchsurfing.com for finding intriguing people in intriguing places for adventure and friendship, whether or not sex is on the table (or on the kitchen counter, or in a nearby tree...). If you concur, please say hi! (References available.)
I'll be visiting Utrecht in a couple of weeks. Would you like to share with me a cozy cafe, a peaceful running trail, a favourite place, an interesting idea...? Right now I'm not really looking for lovers (I'm willing to be proven wrong ;) but I have met amazing friends through this site, and I hope to continue the habit.
What are your local-flavoured analogues of Colorado activities such as walks in wild places, skiing, camping by our own private lake, live music, cello mountaineering, ...?
To quote the immortal Feynman: "Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
I am cruel, boring, and smelly.