Intellectual, overeducated, witty, introverted, thoughtful,
skeptical, kind, satiric, trustworthy, indecisive, sensitive,
curious, punctual, spiritual, enthusiastic, articulate, cynical,
idealistic, far-looking and nearsighted.
Bleeding-heart, tax-and-spend, gun-confiscating, New York
Times-reading, NPR-listening, PBS-watching, gay-marriage-approving,
tree-hugging, liberal Democrat.
Would rather spend an evening talking politics or literature with a
small group of friends than go to a big party. Would rather spend a
week on a meditation retreat than a week in Vegas. Would rather go
to a museum than a bar.
When I was younger, the quality I valued most in others was
intelligence. Now, it's compassion.
What I’m doing with my life
Working (meh!), hanging out with friends, reading, going to the
gym, taking long walks in the woods, playing the guitar (badly).
I’m really good at
Talking, and--oddly enough--listening. The latter skill didn't come
naturally, though--I had to work at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'd have to ask them, I guess.... Perhaps it's my sparkling wit,
my abundant charm, my dashing good looks, or my vast erudition. Oh,
wait...those are the things that I notice about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mostly a nonfiction reader these days--history, spirituality,
current events. Movies--love the oldies, lots of foreign films,
too. Pretty eclectic taste in music, but mostly classical.
Food--will try just about anything once. Especially partial to
The six things I could never do without
Nothing material. I've never been the sort of person who's very
attached to things...between 1995 and 2000 I lived in five
different places, and I left a trail of possessions scattered
across the country. I found that not only didn't I miss them, on
the whole my life was better without them. My most prized
possessions are in my heart and my head, not my apartment.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The meaning of life. No, seriously.
On a typical Friday night I am
Too often lately, I'm probably at home. Would like to change that.
Or have someone to be at home with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like sappy romantic comedies.
You should message me if
You want to.