Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I seek out genuine and kind people who are intellectually curious
and like to have fun. I am equally comfortable listening to a
lecture about the genetics of autism during the day and dancing to
funky deep grooves at night.
My world view was shaped to a great degree by working with an
African warrior tribe for two years improving the local health care
delivery. That experience gave me a better appreciation of how
fortunate we are on this side of the world. Plus it was fun
chatting with local farmers in Konkomba and making field recordings
of their music.
I love seeing live music, attending lectures, and working in my
organic garden. I strive to be optimistic, mindful, and
nonjudgemental, although I can be pretty sarcastic at times.
I'm looking to explore life together with someone that inspires me
on a deep level. I have little interest in putting energy into
something without long-term potential.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
WORK ~ I have a private practice working with children with autism
and ADHD. I have created my own approach using music and the
science of behavior to teach children how to talk and navigate
through our social world.
MUSIC ~ Music is an important part of my life; listening to it,
making it, dancing to it. I am a drummer on both drum set and hand
drums, play rhythm guitar, am becoming a better singer, and really
need to practice the piano more.
YOGA/MEDITATION ~ I have found this to be a great way to take care
of my body and mind. I prefer to put Buddhist philosophy into
action in my day-to-day life rather than wade in spiritual
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, honesty, and communication.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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BOOKS ~ I love Mark Twain's sarcastic wit and forward momentum. I
read Roughing It in the quiet solitude of the African savanna, when
everyone was in the fields. One of the best decisions of my life.
Tom Robbin's Jitterbug Perfume, Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose,
and Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel are other
MOVIES ~ I don't watch many movies, so when I do, I prefer to watch
meaningful and well-thought-out ones. I would watch any of Martin
SHOWS ~ I don't have a TV but I do watch online clips/episodes of
The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and SNL.
MUSIC ~ I listen to a wide range of music including world music,
bluegrass, blues, electronica, reggae, and classical. On my iPhone
I always have The Beatles, Nicki Bluhm, Opiuo, Gaudi, Shpongle,
Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Ernest Ranglin, Gigi, Souad Massi, Ali
Akbar Khan, Ali Farka Toure, and Zakir Hussain.
FOOD ~ I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try
out. I especially enjoy eating out in Ethiopian and Indian
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the role of social media in public health.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
out with friends seeing live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not on Tinder because how someone looks is not as important to
me as what they write about themselves.
You should message me if
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