Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm equal parts passionate and pragmatic. My friends and family
mean a hell of a lot to me and I'd go to the ends of the earth for
them. Dogs and kids like me.
I love to dance. I've got a thing for lists (perhaps bordering on
an obsession). I think orange may be the best color ever. I’m never
one to say no to strong coffee or a cold gin & tonic. I have a
mild obsession with Ernesto (Che) Guevara that started at birth.
Books – I’m crazy for books – always have been. I like things spicy
(friends, food, travel, etc.)
Things I dig: Aaron Sorkin; nostalgia; al dente pasta; a sweaty
run; The New Yorker; Barack Obama; yoga; the Detroit Tigers;
growing stuff on my windowsill; the Brooklyn Flea; Hipstamatic;
cold beer in the afternoon; West Coast Mexican food; naps.
I'm a kind-hearted, open, and silly soul looking for the real deal.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm interested in good reads, artsy pastimes (serious soft spot for
my camera), and all things outdoors. I'm passionate about
education, namely providing quality educational opportunities for
These days I'm part of the education system in DC after stints in
NY and LA. I've got a whole lot of time for my students and NOT a
lot of time for folks who get in the way of making our schools
better. I'm curious to see how the collective "we" can figure out
how to harness all the innovation that characterizes this period
and secure meaningful schooling for all kids.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Figuring out what makes people tick. Packing a whole lotta fun into
an evening. Devouring the Sunday NY Times and a pot of coffee.
Reading a map.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I deem a book "great" if I'm sad at the end because there are no
more pages to turn or if the ideas/characters stay with me long
after the book's finished. Often these are fiction tales and recent
goodies include: Great House and Cutting for Stone. Old faves
(fiction and not): Random Family, The Spirit Catches You and You
Fall Down, Anil's Ghost.
Movies: Rushmore, Spike Lee Joints, Lost in Translation, Glory,
Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Keeping the Faith, Etre et Avoir, You Can
Count on Me, and cheesy romantic comedies.
TV Shows: THE WIRE, shameless teen-targeted TV a la the Gilmore
Girls (guilty pleasures), reruns of the West Wing & Sports
Music: Jackson 5, the Roots, Prince, De La Soul, Tribe, Mana, Manu
Chou, Nina Simone, the Low Down 1 & 2 (early 1990s R & B
"classics"), Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, the soundtrack to Fame,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sunday NY Times
Honorable mention: Avocados
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Non-negotiable: A walk with Finnegan Nigel Lamont, my canine
companion. Negotiable: Happy hour and all that goes with it; yoga;
cooking dinner with friends; shaking it on the dance floor; Getting
out of Dodge; my couch, book, wine . . .
You should message me if
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You've got a bike. You've got secret cooking skills. You've got a
big heart. You've got theories about how things work. You think
nerdy's kinda sexy.
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