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47 M Columbus, OH

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Last Online
Apr 12
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Working on Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
[January 11, 2014. Feeling too stressed over my dissertation and too poor to date. I will be out of action for awhile.
Not that I was in action. But now I'm even more inert, datingly speaking.]

What you are about to read is based on a true story. Some names and certain details have been changed in order to protect the guilty.
What I’m doing with my life
I did my time in corporate America, made some money, bought a house. But I just don't see myself working for the system anymore. In a few years I'll be a college professor teaching literature and philosophy, but right now I'm spending a lot of time talking to dead people through books.
I’m really good at
I discovered I could be a halfway decent teacher once I realized I didn't have to have all the answers, or even very many of them. This is a great relief, because I was terrified of being up in front of eager, young, smart students and looking like a jackass. I'm also a decent clay sculptor - portraits and busts.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I must've sneaked past the bouncers to get in.
After that? Hell, I don't know. I guess people don't know what to do with me. I look like a meat-head, talk like a bookworm. I'm a meatworm?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, The Man Without Qualities, Magic Mountain - I guess I like the heavy, German stuff.
Music: Replacements, Foo Fighters, REM, college radio.
Favorite quotes: "There is a point at which it is no longer possible to return. That is the point that must be reached." -Franz Kafka
"Stimpy, I'm so happy, I must go do nice things." - Ren
The six things I could never do without
* Great stories - usually modernist novels
* 3x5 notecards - for writing out grocery lists or 3am epiphanies (which become 9am disappointments)
* Visits to walk dogs at the animal shelter
* Berry Boost juice from Bolthouse Farms
* The Duino Elegies
* Netflix watch-instantly
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world is changing in profound ways. We're out of cheap oil; we're running out of clean water; we're destroying our environment and the animals that call it home; and the whole planet is heating up. And so are our societies. Lots of things are going to break, starting with economic and governmental systems. But this could be a wonderful, transitional moment for us as a species.
We can learn to truly depend upon one another. Rather than training to get some crappy *job* in the system, we can all start asking what *work* needs to be done for ourselves and others. We can ask ourselves what gifts we have for our planet and its inhabitants. So I'm trying to figure out what my role in this savage renewal will be, and how, as an educator, I can help people embrace the beautiful, terrifying possibilities here.
Despite an onslaught of bad news, I believe in love and the possibility of real humanity. I believe in the power of the open hand rather than the closed fist. I believe that five minutes spent truly hearing someone can change a life. (I suppose my sense of hope borders on the pathological.)
On a typical Friday night I am
I am having a drink with friends - usually fellow students - at Surly Girl or some Short North bar. Or I'm doing some reading and schoolwork at Travonna. I'd rather be making out with a cute girl in the back of a movie theater, or taking in a band at a local dive. Show me around.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I got a pilot's license because I thought it would impress women. Unfortunately, it doesn't impress me, so I've forgotten about it. And no, I don't fly anymore. Impressed?
Any disclosure more private will have to wait until I trust you. Or until you bribe me.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 36–48
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Are you smart and sensual? Aural, visual, sexual, and spunky? Do you defend the weak against Conservatives and other bullies? Do you think books are more important than anything Buckeye? Can I undress you with my eyes and will you still let me walk on the streetside of the sidewalk with you? Do you think that real men show their power through simple acts of kindness (and maybe installing drywall or building a raised bed for the tomatoes)?

I know, I'm not for everybody. Sometimes too poetic, sometimes just childish in my sense of humor. From philosophically erudite to subverbal as a caveman with a simple touch from a woman who really is all that, and knows it. Ready to fight everybody on the bus who doesn't give up his seat for an elderly woman, to buying a drink for everyone within earshot if one of my students has written an amazing paper on Faust. Hell, I can't figure me out, and I'm not expecting you to, either. I'm damn sure not going to put up an ad that makes me sound like I've been spying on your daydreams. I'm just a strangeling looking for some company over here.