I will be moving to Boston for a postdoc, but at the moment I'm still in Boulder, and some part of me will remain here. Whatever that may mean for the future, I still and always love meeting new people and having interesting conversations. For the forseeable future I'd love to find my karass in Boston. And also in Halifax, N.S., where my family lives, to which I return regularly, and where I'm especially interested in finding friends and activity partners. Come sailing with me!
I used to believe that I wanted to learn everything. But knowledge is fractal; a universe hides in a cacao bean, in the way fingers touch a violin, in the turbulent air behind a bicycle. I used to find new subjects to learn about every day, but these days I am digging a little deeper. Or perhaps I'm just lazy.
What occupies my thoughts? I am somewhere between science and engineering, building robot brains that can teach themselves some of the same tricks that are part of your fascinating mind (so I can render you obsolete (mwahaha etc.)).
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. As a knowledge worker, one of my interests is trying to build a healthy lifestyle around too much time with the physical tools of knowledge consumption and creation (sitting at a desk kills). I finally have time to learn about and implement healthy habits in diet, exercise, sports, sleep, friendship, personal balance... More than that, 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 toying with some ideas on this subject from the complex-adaptive-systems perspective, but as of this writing I've just been reading and thinking: no concrete output yet. Want to toss ideas around?
I'm quiet, contemplative, shy, flirtatious under the right conditions. I am always working to make my communication more open, honest, curiosity-driven, and compassionate, and highly value that in others.
I'm not actively looking for The One, but I'm actively looking for good conversation and adventures of various kinds, ideally with women with whom there might be some sort of potential for at least some light 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, I believe I'm ready to explore that as well.
For now I've put my dreams of living in London, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Christchurch, Munich, Tokyo, Thumphu, places I've never heard of, etc on hold in favour of Boston, due to a potentially amazing postdoctoral research opportunity. However, I am portable and occasionally even TSA-compatible, and would love to travel to meet people. Will you show me your favourite things about your home town?
I have a hunch that OkCupid might be far 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.)
Meanwhile, what do non-graduate-students do around Colorado? Walks in the mountains, skiing of all kinds, camping by our own private lake, live music (with the caveat that I'm kind of weird about music), ...?
To quote the immortal Feynman: "Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
I am cruel, boring, and smelly.