Hi. Originally from south Lousiana, I'm reasonably bright and
inquisitive with a moderately active and healthy--as my friends
say--inner 14-year old. I can be serious when it is required, I'm
dependable and I'm a good listener. When all is said and done,
however, I do prefer laughing and making others laugh to excess
displays of solemnity. My friends, my pets, my students--I'm a
university professor--and my work keep me grounded. I'd like to
meet someone interesting and interested in things, who can put up
with and encourage my irreverence and whose life I can share in as
she shares my own. I'm not very good at describing myself but here
are some miscellaneous things that might be of interest:
Though I have none of my own, kids and I get along very well. My
friends here all have young children and they tend to enjoy my
silliness and I enjoy and encourage theirs.
For fun, I enjoy walking, hiking, playing basketball with friends
when the opportunity presents itself. I love walking on the beach
when available--and in the rain. I must admit that rain makes me
happy. It is one of my favorite things. (Mind you, I can do without
all the pyrotechnics--lightning, hail, etc.). When it rains, the
world quiets down and gets the opportunity to renew itself. A walk
in the rain would be high on my list. Better still would be to be
close to someone I care about on the sofa, sipping coffee, and
watching it rain through the window. Don't get me wrong, sunny,
pleasant days are great too but, as with rainy pyrotechnics, too
much of anything…
I most enjoy an evening with someone I care about. Nothing
necessarily fancy--though I can adapt to those situations as well.
Dinner, wine, a movie and conversation are perfect. Being with
someone who is both interesting and interested is among my favorite
I’m really good at
What I do ; ).
The first things people usually notice about me
I've no idea. My laugh perhaps...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books for me: right now, Phillip Kerr's Berlin Noir; espionage
novels; histories of philosophy and science (geekiness will
out...); Thich Nhat Hanh
Books for work: Edward Said, David Grossman, Judith Butler, Giorgio
Agamben, Foucault, etc.
TV: Burn Notice; Fringe; Jon Stewart; Craig Ferguson (my brother by
another mother...); Rachel Maddow
Food: Greek, Indian, Lebanese for starters.
The six things I could never do without
vistas, the night sky, trees, rain
music (esp. jazz)
books (and other people's ideas/experiences)
time to think
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too many things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends or relaxing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
you have posted a picture. I want to see your eyes! Then drop me a
line if you are interested in building a long-term relationship
grounded in good communication, trust, and a thoroughgoing
enjoyment of each other's company. Neither age nor distance is a
particular difficulty for me.