I have integrity, compassion, sincerity and courage.
I am most attracted to humor, independence, intellect, ambition, and idealism.
Things I like doing: live theatre (going to or being in), painting classes, breathing pine fresh air, watching really good movies, climbing rock faces, board game nights and standing on mountain tops.
Things that stimulate my mind: podcasts (TAL, Radio Lab, the Moth, 99% Invisible, Caustic Soda), /r/FoodForThought+TrueReddit+DepthHub+longtext+worldnews , writing or reading good code, Malcolm Gladwell and coursera.org.
Things that fill me up: meditation, yoga, living life with awareness in the ever-changing present moment, and being challenged, rising up to meet that challenge and grow as a result of courage it took to face that challenge.
If I were to name my top two topics of interests they would be science and awareness. The worlds happiest man, Mathieu Ricard, a French scientist and famous Buddhist monk in tandem with Trinh Xuan Thuan, a Buddhist who became a famous quantum physicist, wrote a book that exemplified the beauty and poignancy in the marriage of my two favorite interests. They called it 'The Quantum and the Lotus'. It is one of my favourite books and couldn't help but use it for my name here (as cheesy as it ends up sounding out of context). I'm not buddhist, or religious in any way, but I appreciate the value that many of the core principles of the world's religions hold.