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kjchr

36 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:18pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Buddhism, and laughing about it
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
I returned to Portland last year after 5 years in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. I am excited about experiencing all the music, food and culture here, though I hope to balance urban time with the wilds of the Gorge that I came to love in my time there.
I was born and raised in New York, and have spent time living in London, Guatemala, Orcas Island in the San Juans, the coast of Maine, rural Oregon (Parkdale and Hood River) as well as Vermont.
I am passionate about building community, and I love to tell stories. I soak up nature and the woods every chance I get, though I appreciate all the city has to offer.
I love, as Greg Brown would say, "to sit, long after supper, with the good wine."
What I’m doing with my life
For starters, I am nearing completion of my second year as the Director of a charter school. It's challenging work, but it is profoundly moving and rewarding at the same time. I relish this work and when it's good it gives me far more energy than it takes away. We work to empower our students, to teach them to take responsibility for their education as well as to endeavor to ask and answer questions about the larger world. Watching the things my students undertake and achieve - it often takes my breath away, and gives me pause on a daily basis. They are amazing, inspiring creatures.
In leisure, I can find profound happiness in the woods, at the bar, at a concert or in a meditation hall. I love the cadence of noise as well as silence and try to make space in my life for both. It's always a delicate balance, but I find I am happiest when I am able to balance them well. I am getting better and better at this each and every day, but I always welcome an outside perspective or a thought provoking conversation on the subject... on so many subjects, really. I am a conversationalist at heart.
I’m really good at
Getting to know people - I thoroughly enjoy talking to people and understanding what they are about (i.e. if nothing else, this makes me a solid first date).
It is important to me to take care of myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, but it is also important to me to be there for others, and to be a good friend.
I am also good at making others feel at ease. And I am good at laughing; loudly, frequently and vigorously.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh, hands down - like, blocks away kind of notice - followed shortly thereafter by my eyes. Then usually my openness, my humor and my passion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books, yes, so many; usually I have several in progress at any given time in a myriad of subjects, fiction and non. Hemingway, Markus Zusak, David James Duncan to name a few authors... short stories are also in the queue; I enjoy the writing of Etgar Keret and often find pure and utter joy in the work of those who have contributed to This American Life.

My favorite films are those such as Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, Cool Hand Luke, The Hudsucker Proxy, Being John Malcovich, etc.

As for music, currently I find that I can't get enough of Jolie Holland, Sufjan Stevens, Charles Mingus, Greg Brown and Nina Simone. Every year I come away from Pickathon in love with a new band; four years ago it was Breathe Owl Breathe, three years ago it was Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, two years ago, Lake Street Dive, and last year the Cactus Blossoms.
I have a Pandora station dedicated to Sufjan Stevens which feels perpetually perfect.

I love to cook and I look forward to it as a nightly ritual that helps me to unwind from the stresses of any given day.
I have been in a bit of a salad mania of late, but I love to experiment and will try anything, especially if I can procure the ingredients locally. I've been gluten free for six years (of dietary necessity, not fashion) and have begun to enjoy the challenge and rewards of making tasty gluten free fare.
The six things I could never do without
Good conversation, good people, the outdoors, a provocative book, good spirits and music (conveniently filling my well stocked ipod).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music, community, education, how to bring people together, and the ever beckoning woods, a sanctuary in which to contemplate it all...
On a typical Friday night I am
I usually try to get a good trail run in on Friday afternoons. After that, it all depends on how the week went and what sort of sustenance I need. Sometimes it's happy hour drinks with friends, other times it's cooking some dinner, sitting on my porch and watching the sun descend...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may have peaked in life when I ad libbed The Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance" at a karaoke bar on Orcas Island. I have found that to be a very tough act to follow.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 29–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You have fingernails that shine like justice and a voice that's dark like tinted glass.