I wrote and rewrote the answer to this question a dozen times and
finally emailed one of my best friends to see how he would
'summarize' me. His answer was short and sweet - and yes, it
"Bob is a fun, wonderful guy who has the biggest heart. He
cares deeply about his friends and the world around him. His life
and his work have always about making the world a better place
through his teaching or community involvement. Spirituality seems
to be an important aspect to his foundation, but so is his sense of
humor which is frighteningly abundant. He has a great sense of
adventure - he is always organizing friends to explore some crazy
new restaurant. I have no idea why he is single, he's a
OK, so do I get a bottle of wine if you get a date from this?"
What I’m doing with my life
I really enjoy a sense of adventure as you might have guessed. I
have trekked all over the world. Working with students in South
Africa, India, Nepal, Peru, Egypt and Thailand. I did a Fulbright
in Japan and I also spent two years living with the Navajo People
on the reservation in AZ. I did my Masters in Comparative World
Religions at Harvard Divinity School so most of my travels involve
some intersection between adventure and spiritual curiosity. My
brother started an orphanage in Nepal to rescue children from the
horrors of child trafficking. I try to get over and work with him
as much as I can. I love every one of those kids.
I've been a teacher most of my life, although I am currently
working in the non-profit sector. I am committed to community
development work, especially in areas where there is no sense of
community. I make sure to balance my time with opportunities to get
out doors hiking with my dog or exploring new spots in Boston with
friends. I value living a healthy life - being active, eating well;
meditation & yoga recharge my batteries.
Currently training for the 2013 BAA Half Marathon, which given the
tragedy of this year's Marathon gives me a whole new sense of
purpose. If the half goes well - then onto training for the Boston
I’m really good at
Making people laugh - I have a crazy sense of humor ( I used to
write for Candid Camera when I was in LA!).
I am also really good at collecting a really wonderful circle of
friends- that has been a gift that I cherish.
I am also really good at dreaming up the most unusual and memorable
date-nights! Try me....
I love to be spontaneous - rarely ever say not to a friend who says
lets jump in the car and take a drive to ______ or let's grab a
bite to eat and see a movie - love those carefree moments with
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. I have really deep dark brown eyes.
Also blessed with some great legs - years of hiking and biking
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wow - tough question, my 'favorites' seem to change throughout my
A few books: A Prayer For Own Meany (Irving) Ceremony (Silko) A
Bridge Across Forever (Bach) Name of The Rose (Eco) Into the Wild
(Krakauer). Currently Reading The Lacuna (Kingsolver).
Movies: The Mission, Big Eden, Truly Madly Deeply, The Cup,
Contact, Big Blue, Gen Silent (LOL - bonus points if you know
Music: Matt Alber, Jack Johnson, REM, Last iTunes purchase
Fireworks (Boyce Avenue)
Food: Japanese/Sushi, Indian, Italian and a good ole burger &
The six things I could never do without
Going to the park and sniffing bums
Curling up with my Dad on a rainy day
(you have to decide which one is mine and which one belongs to my
dog who hacked into my profile)
Family & friends
My summer camp (the people and the place - both have been
Sense of adventure
Sense of humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about tons of different things, but
in terms of online dating here's what I think about the most: A
great mentor of mine used to say "it takes a thousand lifetimes to
have the opportunity to be in a boat with someone for one
moment...how will you use that moment?" For me I see a great
opportunity to connect with people on a site like this and take a
chance on that 'one moment' - although I would opt for a coffee
date or a walk in the Arboretum before the boat!
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical: Having friends over for dinner and a game night
What I would like to be doing: Exploring a unchartered part of town
with someone special or date night in - cooking together, watching
a movie, laughing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That finding someone to love and grow old with is probably one of
the most important goals in my life right now. I will also admit
that I am still holding onto the hope that I can find the right man
to raise a family with... is that you?
You should message me if
You are really open to getting to know someone. I love to have the
opportunity to meet new people... each person brings us closer to
our soul mate. So, with that said, I would like to talk with you IF
you are open to meeting in person for a coffee or a beer or a walk
in the Arboretum. If you prefer to have a tennis relationship
(volleying emails back and forth) I am not the right person for
you. Face to Face is so important. Take a chance. Say hello.