Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm originally from Massachusetts but have lived in Paris; Ohio;
Illinois; and now here. I come from a bi-national (French/American)
family of Polish-Russian-Jewish atheists.
I think a lot about what's wrong with the world, and how to change
it. I am a socialist, spend a lot of time organizing around one
cause or another, and worked for an anti-death penalty organization
for several years. I came out here a couple of years ago as an
aspiring librarian but got sucked back into community organizing
I used to play a mean blues piano, but haven't had access to the
instrument in a while. Many people wouldn't peg me as someone who
would like sports--or karaoke, but I enjoy both (I don't do karaoke
that often, but when I do, I take it more seriously than people
would think). I like checking out new beers, new restaurants,
checking out new movies, or going somewhere I haven't been
Right now, I'm having fun getting to know the city (San Francisco)
by walking up hills and checking out the view, or just having a
coffee at a coffee-house. Every morning, I jog to the top of Bernal
Heights, stop, and look at the view for a few minutes.
What I’m doing with my life
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I spend a lot of my life organizing for social change. Career-wise,
I got my Masters in library science at the University of Illinois
in Urbana-Champaign after living and working in Chicago for about
10 years. I moved out here to find my first librarian job but got
sucked back into community organizing full-time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
languages (I speak English, French and Spanish with various degrees
of fluency. I also speak excellent German gibberish); political
organizing; making conversation (even if I have nothing in common
with someone, I can usually talk about sports, what people do for a
living, and the weather); listening to people; going with the flow.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told my eyes are an unusual color (greenish blue); and
that I have a distinctive way of talking (hard to explain, but
you'll see if we meet). Also, my deadpan sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Communist
Manifesto, State & Revolution, No One Writes to the Colonel,
Scottsboro; La Strada, the Seventh Seal, any movie by Jim Jarmusch,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the show). The next four artists
scheduled to play by my iTunes DJ are Common, Toots and the
Maytals, Primus, and Belle & Sebastian. I haven't met too many
foods I didn't like.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sleep, music, books, a morning newspaper (I know, print media isn't
doing so hot), a local coffee shop, and a few good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
random songs that pop into my head, and how to organize against
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
nursing a beer over (hopefully) good conversation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once missed a flight because I went to the wrong airport.
You should message me if
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you want to explore the Bay Area with me; or if you're an
interesting person and you think we would get along. Of course,
there's no sure-fire way to know that ahead of time, so send me a
message if you want to find out.
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