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I'm a fun-and-games-loving guy, trying to make a difference -
specifically in education. I'm semi-recently divorced, and looking
to meet new people as friends or more.
For fun, I love going out for dancing or karaoke every so often,
but more regularly I like just reading a book or writing or
chatting about various topics, from science in education to
Icelandic sagas or somesuch. Besides going out, I love getting
together with friends for gaming - often role-playing games, as
well as board games and card games.
I'm currently working for an educational non-profit in Palo Alto,
having recently gone into teaching after a career as a physicist
and programmer. I enjoy my non-profit foundation job, which
combines my recent background as a teacher with my earlier
background in both science and programming. I love teaching; I love
science; I love kids; and I love being creative and interesting.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm trying to make a difference with things I care about, where the
main one is public education. I taught science at a high school
level for a year, and am currently working at an educational
I'm keeping up with my friends and hobbies as well, and I have a
son from my prior marriage - the best kid in the world, in my
unbiased opinion - and my 50% time with him is a joy.
I’m really good at
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I'm really good at singing, role-playing games, making cookies,
science (especially physics), math, programming, making lists of
arbitrary things, amusing kids, and making a fool of myself.
I'm pretty good at teaching and dancing - and would like to get
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I love a lot of non-fiction such as Guns Germs and Steel and
1491, along with historical stories like the Icelandic sagas and
Jane Austen, and a lot of fantasy and science fiction novels by
authors like Ursula LeGuin and Naomi Novik.
Movies: I'm a big film buff, and I love a range of genres from
horror to romantic comedies. Some of my favorites are The Big
Lebowski, Bringing Up Baby, and Big Trouble in Little China,
TV Shows: I never watch broadcast television, and even consider it
evil - but I have gotten into watching some shows on DVD. My
all-time favorites would include The Wire and MASH.
Music: I like a lot of music with some fondness for various
mash-ups and dance music along with folk and classic rock... Sons
of the Never Wrong, The Cars, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Everclear,
Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, Bob Dylan, David Massengill, Talking
Food: My tastes have shifted over time. I love Korean food along
with Thai, El Salvadoran, and various Mediterranean. I love tofu
and some other vegetarian options without being at all vegetarian.
I still have a few weaknesses that I try to limit - like bacon and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family, my friends, and my passions. Laughter, singing, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
teaching, education, history, myth, physics, parenting,
role-playing games, civil rights, queer rights, feminism, gender,
history of science, science fiction, singing, programming
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing and decompressing from the week, and preparing for
Saturday night - when I love going out to a movie, getting together
with friends for some game-playing, singing karaoke, or going
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