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I have been living in Madison for three years and have been very
happy here. I'm glad to have found a place with good cafes, great
beer and many opportunities for cycling. I spend most of my time
working, but am always looking for opportunities to do new things
around the city. I recently started taking advantage of Madison's
classical music offerings and doing so has further increased my
enjoyment of living here.
I am intensely focused on my work. The downside of academia is that
I need to spend a number of years getting a degree that offers me
no guarantee of job security. The upside is that if I succeed, I
get to get paid to do exactly what I want to do. It certainly helps
that I enjoy being in graduate school and being a part of the
I get great pleasure out of meeting new people. There's nothing
quite like having a great conversation with someone I've just met
and it is nice meeting people with whom I can share future
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at UW Madison. My aim is
to become a professor of philosophy.
I’m really good at
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The first things people usually notice about me
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A random woman on a subway once claimed that I sound exactly like
Ira Glass. I don't think she was right, but that's all the data I
have at the moment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: In Search of Lost Time, The Man Without Qualities, Gödel
Escher Bach, Everything Is Illuminated, Wise Blood, The Chosen,
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Anna Karenina
Lately I've just been reading a lot of essays. I really enjoyed DF
Wallace's "A supposedly fun thing..."
Films: The Remains of the Day, 12 Angry Men, The In-Laws, Harold
and Maude, The Princess Bride, True Romance, Casablanca, Naked
Lunch, A History of Violence, The Ref, Goodbye Lenin, Before
Shows: 30 Rock, Dexter, Simpsons (1st ten seasons or so),
Music: These days a lot of Classical. Otherwise, I find myself
cycling through whatever I can find, though I fairly consistently
like The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Regina Spektor, Cake
and Simon and Garfunkel. Two albums that I've recently been
enjoying are "I Learned the Hard Way" by Sharon Jones and the Dap
Kings and "Classics" by Ratatat.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends and Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Scientific knowledge, interpersonal relations, aesthetic judgment,
whether I'm living as I should, the passage of time
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually either at a symphony, out to dinner with friends, drinking
beer or some combination of these activities. Otherwise, sometimes
I'll just stay in and relax at home.
You should message me if
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You're interested in meeting me. Or if you are just looking for an
excuse to ride out to Paoli.
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