Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a host & reporter at an NPR member station.
Life-long fascination with linguistics—from 4th grade to college,
and beyond. Violinist (also since 4th grade). Guitarist (vaguely),
and erstwhile a cappellist. Polymathic dilettante. Tangentialist
After some fun in glorious Northern Arizona, returned to the
Northeast six years ago. A wealth of strong connections
here—family, friends, Yale & Columbia alum.
Vegetarian for about 25 years—health, compassion, clean living
great motivators for me.
Differences and disagreements can be fun and enlightening, and
I also appreciate being aligned on some stuff that's pretty central
to me, mostly political and ethical stuff, in that I’m pretty left
For me, it seems it’d be best if we could see eye-to-eye on all
kinds of egalitarianism—including gender roles, minority rights
(including LGBTQ), and the essential task of governments addressing
poverty, hunger, education. Also the barbarity of the death
penalty, the broad reach of the first amendment (including
flag-burning), and that Ayn Rand is useless.
Also, I'm unrestricted in terms of race and ethnicity when it comes
to who I’d date/am attracted to; I strongly prefer to date people
who are like that too.
What I’m doing with my life
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Listening . . . then telling stories.
Here's a favorite among the stories I've filed for
—kind of inspiring!
Gettin' in the bike saddle (as in road cycling).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Articulating accreted wisdom.
Noticing the periphery.
Staying strongly positive.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well, the first things that I notice people remarking on:
Also, maybe noticed formerly, according to one woman,
I 'could charm the birds out of the
. . . yah, I think with the right person!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Ursula K. Le Guin, Oliver Sacks . . .
perennial touchstones: Didion &
The Last Station, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Mumford.
Cookie's Fortune, Big Night, and You Can
Count on Me.
And . . . Stranger
Van Morrison, Ravel, and Sam Cooke.
Etta James, Alison Krauss, and Bach.
And, some favorite poetry:
Plena mujer, manzana carnal, luna caliente,
espeso aroma de algas, lodo y luz machacados,
qué oscura claridad se abre entre tus columnas?
Qué antigua noche el hombre toca con sus sentidos?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The word 'never' seems foolhardy—
I do strongly
appreciate the following:
a musical instrument
the riches to be had from knowing people
who've known me for
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm calendrically autistic—strongly so.
You should message me if
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You are extremely positive—
extremely willing to explore being that way!
You are warm, and kind.
You are completely clear that part of being here is being
unambivalently ready to joyfully welcome into your life . . .
If maybe you rarely wear shoes you could walk less than a mile in,
and prefer to eschew much makeup—sounds great to me!
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is
essential is invisible to the eye"
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