"I wake each morning torn between the desire to improve the world and the desire to enjoy it. It makes it hard to plan the day." ee cummings. this is probably the best description of how I see life.
I celebrate playfulness and silliness in life. I've figured out my daily quota for laughter is 81. Most days that's not a problem and I far exceed it. When I struggle with it I go visit my niece and nephew for a little while and my world falls back into balance.
There are two professional comedians in my family. I can hold my own around them. My three yr old niece niece recently said I wasn't funny, so I think my sense of humor is more sophisticated than three yr olds can understand.
I read a lot. maybe about a book a week. and then sometimes I don't read as much and prefer to go play outside. I enjoy learning enormously, seeing where my curiosity leads me and talking about lots of different things. All of which I’m not an expert in.
the natural world is my favorite place to be. especially rivers and oceans. and mountains too.
the slash model is the best way to understand my approach to life and career... designer/builder/educator/furnituremaker/etc. it's unlikely I'll fit into a traditional model and most days I think this is a good thing. I’m looking for a partner that understands having multiple passions.
my family has a few rituals that will make you laugh and cry and want to be a part of it instantaneously (so I’ve been told). I think its pretty wonderful. I'm committed to my family, to rituals and to creating shared experiences with my partner.
I love staying up late and watching the nightsky, and if you want I can teach you as many constellations as you want to know. but more than that I like to get up early and enjoy the sunrise. And a morning run to start things off.
working with my hands is the best way to feel connected to my spiritual side (and grounded too). Usually, amazing things come out of the process as well...boats, furniture, pottery, art, children's books. .
I don't stand right up next to the baggage carousel and crowd out others when I wait for my bags at the airport. I don't understand people that do. We're probably not a good fit if you do this.
I'm more of a "tofu and brocolli" than a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy. I fundamentally believe food is medicine, exercise is medicine and laughter is part of that trio as well.
WAP #93 (also known as Wild Ass Plans)- moving to the Caribbean to run a small resort and raise a family in an amazingly beautiful place. I have lots of WAPs and I'm looking for a partner that has too many too. But, she is driven by them and, most importantly, wants to create some together.
addictions in my life you should know about (inevitably you will tease me about these because I'm such a creature of habit when it comes to them): fresh guacamole, coconut water, mangoes, Pad Thai, curries of every sort, and a mean cup of Chai
calvin and hobbes is by far the greatest cartoon ever created.
I believe in “chemistry” and being open to the people that come in and out of our lives. There isn’t so much a “what I’m looking for” in a partner but more someone that I’m inspired by to be a better “me” and someone that likes who they are in my presence.
If any of this resonates with you send me a message. I don’t bite and the whole email thing works both ways. I’m excited to share my life with people that do the same. Look forward to hearing from you.