Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ahhh, Chicago...I went to college and graduate school here. Since
then I've lived and worked in Dallas, DC, Cambodia, New York City
and Seoul, South Korea. Now, like a Pacific salmon, i have returned
to realize my ultimate fulfillment - or at least to settle down and
perhaps stay in one place for a while.
I'm VERY happy to be back. Chicago has always occupied a very
special place in my heart. It might be worthwhile to note that for
six years I was very much a creature of New York City. I thrive on
that kind of dynamism and energy. I cherish art, culture,
diversity, music, food, noise, activity and stimulation. I love
motorcycles and look forward to getting another one. I have
powerful convictions and believe that almost any topic can warrant
robust discussion and debate. I might be stubbornly convinced that
I'm right about an issue, but if you present me with convincing
evidence otherwise, I will ALWAYS consider viewpoints on their
I've lived a supremely fascinating life these past few years, and I
often reflect on how lucky I've been. I think it would be nice to
have someone to share this crazy ride with. If any of this
interests you, if you are a thoughtful and independent person, we
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My background is in journalism. I was a political reporter on
Capitol Hill in DC and a magazine editor in South Korea and
elsewhere. Alas, I have recently realized that corporate
communications promises a more lucrative future, so I have migrated
into the world of Public Relations. Also, I volunteer as a reading
and writing specialist at a low-income school on the South Side (I
know that sounds a little over-the-top, like I'm fishing for
affirmation, but it's true. I just started and am enjoying it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Few things give me pleasure as much as meeting new people and
learning new things. That's one of the reasons I got into
journalism; everyone has a fascinating story to tell. As a result I
am comfortable in almost any social situation, and I am terribly
grateful for it.
Also, I can breathe fire with kerosene. And I am a goddamn wizard
in the kitchen.
The first things people usually notice about me
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They don't. I am like a ninja in the shadows...
Actually, I guess they probably notice my easygoing banter and
general up-for-anything charm? This is a tough prompt...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Camus, Nabokov, Tom Wolfe, John Krakauer, some Hunter
Thompson, Twain, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, some Tom Clancy,
a few Steven King numbers - I'm all over the map. I tend toward
nonfiction. Also, you should read 'Shantaram' by Gregory David
Movies: Anything that can make me laugh, cry, think or cheer. I
have a soft spot for campy horror and zombie flicks. I very much
like a good documentary.
Shows: The Daily Show, Colbert, The West Wing, Breaking Bad, House
of Cards, Mad Men, Dowton Abbey, Arrested Development - plus good
historical documentaries, nature shows, current events, etc.
Music: My musical tastes are as broad and deep as the sea.
Food: I am a committed epicure and have dined at some of the finest
restaurants in the world, and yet few things can beat a bowl of
spicy noodle soup from a Saigon street cart. I will try absolutely
any food once.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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