jds888
29 Cambridge, MA
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My self-summary
I'm originally from Portland, OR, went to college in Chicago, and am relatively new to Cambridge. My life keeps pushing me eastward... loving it so far.

I studied biomedical engineering in college, but have found my niche in thinking and working to advance global health.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent two years heading up the efforts of a nonprofit that enabled students across the country to advance health and social justice.

I'm now working to build a new community organizing program at an organization that works with poor communities around the world to provide high-quality medical care.

Currently living it up in the greater People's Republic of Camberville.
I’m really good at
Thinking.
Talking.
Movement building.
Pie baking.
Ping pong.
Simcity3000.
The first things people usually notice about me
My red beard.
Chacos.
Dazzling wit and charm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Consider the Lobster, Pathologies of Power, The Plague, Consilience, Infinite Jest, The Comedians, On the Road, Grapes of Wrath. Recently have been reading Teju Cole, Katherine Boo, Joan Didion, Charles Bukowski, and Haruki Marukami. My favories are anything by A. Kleinman, P. Farmer, A. Sen. Just started Thomas Pynchon... ooof.

Movies: Braveheart, Annie Hall, Caddyshack, Anchorman,
The Big Lebowski, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic, Airplane!

Shows: Breaking Bad, Louie, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Mad Men.

Music: Arcade Fire, Woody Guthrie, Fleet Foxes, M83, M. Ward, Tom Waits, Neil Young, The Mountain Goats, Yo Yo Ma, Broken Social Scene, LCD Soundsystem, Kanye, Future Islands, TV on the Radio, Bon Iver, WU LYF.

Food: almost all.
The six things I could never do without
Strong community.
Family.
Books.
Macbook.
Iphone.
Clean underwear.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1) How to live a moral life amidst great danger and uncertainty.
2) What's the estimated travel time to the nearest Chipotle?
On a typical Friday night I am
Bumpin, grinding, or chilling with my bros at the orphanage.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I worry that this website is the embodiment of staying "safely in the world of liking."

"The big risk here, of course, is rejection. We can all handle being disliked now and then, because there’s such an infinitely big pool of potential likers. But to expose your whole self, not just the likable surface, and to have it rejected, can be catastrophically painful. The prospect of pain generally, the pain of loss, of breakup, of death, is what makes it so tempting to avoid love and stay safely in the world of liking."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/opinion/29franzen.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
You should message me if
You want to get down at the Cantab/Middlesex/Phoenix Landing.
You'd like to see a show with me on a weeknight.
You want to cook some tasty food and share it with friends.
You want to carpe the mo'fuckin diem.
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