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51 M Saint Paul, MN

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5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Mostly other
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from Ph.D program
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Ok, where to start...
I moved to Minnesota from the east coast after grad school in the 90's and adopted this place. I love the outdoors. Depending on the season, you might find me outside the cities rock climbing, hiking, or sometimes canoeing in warm months. Cross-country skiing and some ice climbing come into play in the winter (though there was more indoor climbing at VE last winter).

In town, I could be biking to Seward for my groceries or running along the river. As I think about it, dining out seems to be what I do a lot of in town. Ethnic, local food, and organic would be the adjectives that apply to places I like.

Evenings when I'm out, I enjoy movies, plays, and live music. I'm particularly fond of the Riverview and the Guthrie. My musical tastes are variable, moving from classical to bluegrass, but not country except very old work. At home, I like to read. I'm not a TV fan, though I am an NPR member/junkie for news and The Current.

A shift in focus for me recently has been to spend more time in town and put more energy into my community. This is evolving for me, but a more supportive, sustainable community is a desire.

I like travel oriented vacations, sometimes for outdoor activities like rock climbing, sometimes simply to visit some part of the world with culture that's new to me.

OK, if that's a brief glimpse at what I like, what do I say about me? I'm more of a listener than a talker. I keep close relationships with family and friends. I'm approachable and pretty open in one on one conversations. This is actually the most awkward paragraph to write.

For the present, I'll say, if you'd like to know something about me, drop me a note and ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Lately, I've been learning about raw food and incorporating more of that in my diet. I've been moving toward a more vegetarian diet, but don't have plans to move there exclusively. A good friend gave me a dehydrator that I'm playing with. Kale chips are surprisingly tasty, as are teriyaki sprouted almonds. Last Spring I did my first foraging for morel mushrooms. Turns out they're delicious sauteed in butter, but then what isn't.

I mentioned sustainability earlier.I've been making incremental changes in my own life and home: more efficient lighting, more biking errands, no lawn chemicals. I've finally started some bike commuting to work this summer (2013). The time commitment for the bike commute is challenging for me at an hour and 15 min each way by bike vs. 17 min by Subaru.

I had a great time at the Northland Bioneers Conference last November. Paul Hawken, Nikki Henderson, and the others were incredibly hopeful and inspirational.

I acquired a piano in 2012 when my parents downsized, and have set out to learn to play. Practicing has come in fits and starts though. I'm having more success at learning Spanish with Dr. Pimsleur on my iPhone.
I’m really good at
figuring things out. An engineering PhD and 20 years of research will do that to ya.

Physical activities: be it climbing, running, biking, canoeing/kayaking and the like, I enjoy being outside. I'm a decent Ultimate player, more from persistence than great skill.
The first things people usually notice about me
Twinkling eyes so I've been told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I got hooked on the Patrick O'brian novels a few years ago and tore through them. I'm currently reading some non-fiction on raw food and non-violent communication.

For online video, I'll admit that my friend's 10 year old son is getting me hooked on the series, "Avatar The last Airbender."
The six things I could never do without
1. Family and friends, perhaps not creative, but true.
2. Good, fresh food.
3. Time outdoors with some fun activity and friends.
4. My iPhone is becoming eerily indispensable
5. I hope the MPR transmitters never break.
6. I love the NYT crosswords, but need help to get past Thursday.
There's my stab at six. The first three are paramount, the latter three good to have.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
With the right partner, I'd like to create a family.
And... I sing in my car.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–55
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if'd like to know more about me or tell me about yourself; or perhaps you're looking for someone to do some mutually loved activities with.

Additional note: My rock climbing friends are pretty scattered this summer. Climbers interested in some local outings consider dropping me a note.