Probably the most accurate statement of who I am, is that I am a combination of things made up of CASUAL from my rural upbringing, DRIVEN from the modest but educated means of my family growing up which taught me to question what the establishment and find ways to improve it. I juxtapose that with and appreciation of simple pleasures and style that are luxurious without being wasteful or excessive (I learned this from my experience with the Italians and their ability to extract stylish leisure even in historically hard times).
I want to learn and grow as much as I can in this lifetime while contributing to what's best. I see myself accomplishing this through my teaching of four-year olds, and a committed relationship without children in our home. I'm am a guy with a casual style. I like to try foods that are unfamiliar as well as old favorites, but I avoid upscale, expensive restaurants. I enjoy neighborhood pubs and occasional nights of dancing but am not a frequent club-goer. I like exploring new neighborhoods and expanding my comfort level of the unfamiliar. I love NPR but am not a frequent arts patron (but have enjoyed the vast majority of my experiences at museums/galleries/concerts).