Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think it's time for an update, or at least a little Spring
cleaning of this profile. I finally felt the shift in the seasons
when I biked over to Powderhorn for the May Day festival. That
seems to have triggered some increased desire to make new
A little background:
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). My whitewater kayak's been
mostly gathering dust for a few seasons, but may make an appearance
In town, I could be biking to Seward for my groceries or running
along the river. I like to eat out quite a lot in town. My
restaurant choices have strongly shifted to organic, fresh fare
with a strong dose of ethnic cuisine.
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 broad, encompassing classical, swing, modern, bluegrass,
but not country except very old work. At home, I like to read. I'm
not a TV fan, though Netflix can suck me in. I am an NPR
member/junkie for news and The Current.
There'd been a shift in focus for me about 2 years ago to give some
additional support to my family. I've spent more weekends in town
as a result. One positive result has been my ability to put a bit
more energy into my community. This is evolving for me, but a more
supportive, sustainable community is a desire.
I do 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.
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. I find writing what I am, rather than what I like,
well... awkward. :-)
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
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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've been playing with. Kale chips and teriyaki
sprouted almonds have substituted for junk food (most of the time
I mentioned sustainability earlier. I've been making incremental
changes in my own life and home: some LED lighting, more biking
errands, no lawn chemicals. Bike commuting to work got to a late
start in 2014 with the late spring and road construction taking out
the Warner Road bridge which was key to my old route.
I'm working on learning Spanish. Lunchtime classes and Pimsleur
lessons on my phone have helped but I'm not fluent yet.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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
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Twinkling eyes so I've been told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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
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
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With the right partner, I'd like to create a family.
And... I sing in my car.
You should message me if
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..you'd like to know more about me or tell me about yourself; or
perhaps you're looking for someone to do some mutually loved
Rock climbers get bonus points, but that's certainly not a
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