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My self-summary
After many years moving from place to place (Latin America, Asia and North America) I've come to call San Francisco home.

Being active and enjoying having a healthy body is important to me, but I have my occasional slumps of sloth. What I do for exercise changes periodically but at one time or another it has been swimming, biking, running, trail running, dancing, spinning poi, doing yoga, hiking, etc.

I went to college in Virginia and studied Buddhism, though these days I consider myself more of an atheist. I have a masters in international relations but fate and interests have taken my career in other directions. I enjoy well-written non-fiction books on almost any subject but human evolution is one of my favorites.

I'm interested in a meaningful and intimate relationship that gives us both comfort, support and a base from which to grow towards the people we aspire to be.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to find balance and live well, and occasionally succeeding for a while! While I'm pondering what I want the future of my career to look like I'm also trying to just spend time in the here and now.

I love learning, getting outdoors, spending time with close friends and family.
I’m really good at
- Writing
- Absorbing new and mostly useless facts
- Always finding some form of exercise that really makes me happy
- Empathizing
- Remaking myself
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm bipedal
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books:
- Cat's Cradle - It began a love affair with Kurt Vonnegut
- Guns, Germs and Steel - Brain candy, so well written and the ideas are so impactful
- For Whom the Bell Tolls - The way Hemingway seems to blend Spanish and English makes me feel like I'm experiencing both at once. A thrill!
- Born to Run - The nerd in me loves the evolutionary theory part, the athlete in me loves the way the author expresses the simple joy of running
- The Violinist's Thumb - A fascinating overview of what we know about genetics and how we came to know it.
- The First 20 Minutes - An excellent summary of the latest and greatest scientific discoveries around exercise.

Shows (I generally try to keep this to a minimum but inevitably get sucked into a few)
- Game of Thrones
- House of Cards
- Family Guy
- Cosmos

Other media:
- Radiolab Podcast - Intriguing ideas presented in an approachable and entertaining manner.
- Planet Money Podcast - They do a great job of revealing how fascinating it can be to look at the world through an economic lens
- Savage Love Podcast - Sometimes it's informative and eye-opening, often it's just trashy fun.
- The Atlantic
- Mother Jones
- The New York Times
- Reddit (there's a subreddit for every new thing that fascinates me!)

- Most of what they put on AltNation on Sirius
- Anything that makes me move
The six things I could never do without
Family and friends
A healthy body
Spicy Food
New ideas
(To be determined...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
This changes every so often. I have intellectual love affairs. Here are some.

Health. How to build healthy routines into my life and enjoy it.

Human evolution. It's impact on modern life and what we can learn for the future.

The overlap between Buddhism and psychology. Cryptocurrencies. Behavioral economics. Post-scarcity economics. Endosymbiosis. Epigenetics. SETI and space colonization. How to live well on a daily basis. And more.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well, I'm usually not out painting the town red. I worked hard to be cool years ago. I'd rather be happy now. Spending time with friends or family, relaxing, or getting ready for a weekend adventure is what I'd prefer to have consume my free time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You gotta work for it
You should message me if
I'm loathe to put any restrictions here. Think back to all the people you've dated (at least the ones you didn't meet online), if you had been given their detailed profile beforehand what would you have thought? I've learned and grown from being in relationships with people who were very different from what I would have selected from a menu.

Also, I'm fond of callipygian women and in this regard I'm generally incapable of deceit.