Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an adventurer, a polyglot, a St. Louis native, a compassionate
guy, an educator, a reader, a doer, a try-anything-oncer, a
quick-to-trust confidante, a helpless star-gazing romantic, a
level-headed, creative man who wholeheartedly subscribes to the
following two quotes from e.e. cummings:
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
"Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am an elementary school teacher at a private school in the county
which, in my opinion, is quite possibly the very best job in the
entire world. I love my kids, my classroom, my colleagues, and
Oxford commas. It's great to be able to travel over the summer, and
the salary isn't as bad as everyone fears. I also coach high school
sports during the winter and spring, so I'm around 9-18 year-olds
nearly everyday. I'm very happy with my life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-taking apart a Land Rover with only a ratchet set and
-making eggs benedict and Thai food (not at the same time,
-looking at something in a magazine and thinking, "I can make
-ignoring requests to send large amounts of money to Nigerians that
I don't know
-being an awesome uncle to twins
-brushing my teeth
The first things people usually notice about me
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Friends say that I put people at ease when I meet them- I'm not
threatening, or shy, or overly enthusiastic, or standoffish- I'm
just approachable me. I always travel by elephant, so people tend
to notice that, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A Town Like Alice and On the Beach (Nevil Shute)
Travels (Michael Crichton)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
Adrift:76 Days Lost at Sea (Steven Callahan)
Paul Theroux...and I know I'm forgetting a billion others I enjoy.
I'm a reader.
Movies: comedies, documentaries, dramas, independent films- the
whole gamut. My favorite movies are Cast Away, Waking Ned Devine,
and The Truman Show
Music: I'm not keen on Death Metal (or anything metal-related,
really) but everything else is on shuffle
Food: anything and everything. I love sushi as much as I love fried
chicken, and red meat as much as a spinach and quinoa salad;
moderation and variety are AWESOME.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Belief that everything has a God-designed reason
2) my brother (and my niece and nephew, come to think of it)
3) my internal organs (well...most of them: don't celebrate too
much, appendix and tonsils, I'm talking to you)
4) frequent trips to an ocean- which is why, of course, I live 600
miles from the nearest one. Um, what?
5) genuine laughter (the whole stomach-clutching, tears rolling
down your face, "stop, stop, you're going to make me have an
6) commas, apparently
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
humanity, the plight of others, and how there will never be enough
time to get to know every place in the world
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
playing squash with the kids I coach, or traveling up to Chicago to
see my niece and nephew...sometimes just going out for a drink with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still think the sound inside a seashell is the roar of the ocean,
You should message me if
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