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43 M Dublin, Ireland

My Details

Last Online
Nov 9, 2013
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
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English, German

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My self-summary
Intellectual and slightly wacky fellow here. I'm always trying to find what little bit I can do to make the world, in the big picture, a better place.
What I’m doing with my life
Just finished a doctorate in theology. Now, I'm on the job market, and enjoying some down time. Big transitional period - which is another way of saying, I have no clue where my life is headed at this point.

I might be a nerd, but I appreciate more kinds of smarts than book smarts in other people, and it's more important to be nice, anyway. In any case, conversation is key.

I mostly like to hang out with my friends, read, listen to music, watch DVDs, shop for CDs and books, swim, and take solitary walks. Every now and then, it's fun to go out dancing.
I’m really good at
writing - it's challenging and sometimes frustrating, but getting a good argument carefully crafted with some nice images along the way is the most rewarding thing I've done. I mostly write academic stuff, but also do some blogging.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sharon Welch, A Feminist Ethic of Risk is my favorite book, ever. Other strong contenders are Sexism and God-talk (Rosemary Radford Ruether); Pure Lust (Mary Daly); On Religion (Friedrich Schleiermacher); A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn); Gender Trouble (Judith Butler); Epistemology of the Closet (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick); Beyond Good and Evil (Friedrich Nietzsche); Developing Variations (Rose Rosengard Subotnik); Feminine Endings (Susan McClary).
Fiction - Possession (A. S. Byatt); Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte); The Heptameron (Marguerite de Navarre); The Chosen Place, The Timeless People (Paule Marshall); The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
Poetry - Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Anne Sexton, Thomas Merton, John Donne, Adrienne Rich, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Audre Lorde, Timothy Liu.

Movies: Above all, the American Playhouse production of Lanford Wilson's THE FIFTH OF JULY. Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Baghdad Cafe; Wild Reeds; 84 Charing Cross Road; Titus; anything directed by Robert Altman, Hal Hartley, John Sayles, or Tom Tykwer; most of what Jim Jarmusch directs (Night on Earth rules, Coffee and Cigarettes was unfortunate); Daughters of the Dust; Thelma and Louise; Being John Malkovitch; Heathers; Ruthless People; Kissing Jessica Stein; Life of Brian; Christopher Guest creations; most of what you might find on Turner Movie Classics.

Music: Classical, especially - Monteverdi, Schuetz, Lassus, Tallis, Cavalli, Biber, Bach, Schubert, Brahms, Webern, Janacek, Rebecca Clarke, Morton Feldman, Henze, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, and more.

Favorite Operas:
Antonio Cesti - Orontea
Claudio Monteverdi - Poppea
Leos Janacek - The Makropoulos Case
Richard Wagner - The Ring Cycle
Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
Francis Poulenc - Dialogue of the Carmelites
Richard Strauss - Elektra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni
Fromental Halevy - La Juive

Favorite violinist is Arthur Grumiaux, favorite singer is Brigitte Fassbaender.

Rock/Pop/etc. - Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Beth Orton, Led Zeppelin, Nina Simone, Pet Shop Boys, Idlewild, Laurie Anderson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tracy Chapman, Portishead, Charlie Parker, Interpol, The Verve, Les Nubiens, and more. Recently got into Yeasayer.

Websites: DailyKos, Overheard in New York

Food: Yes.
The six things I could never do without
Beautiful men walking around town.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Injustice, the futility of existence, and finding a way to maintain a sense of gratitude and purpose despite it all.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dig jocks, yea even meatheads.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 27–50
  • Near me
  • For new friends
You should message me if want to grab a coffee or beer. need advice about theology - I've met some cool people here who messaged me for that. want to toss a football around and don't mind me still learning how to catch one.