Random facts (scatter plot):
I moved here from Florida in early 2014. I still need to make a few updates. People that can direct me regarding places to socialize or activities I might enjoy are appreciated. If you know the best hole in the wall restaurants please be my friend. I am in Springfield at the moment, but will be moving by September to be closer to friends and to work (likely relocating to Silver Spring), because you're right, it is kind of a long commute. That stated, while on my hikes I see foxes and deer wandering about - I enjoy this.
I take a lighthearted view of this process.
I am pretty busy at the moment. It may take time to answer a message even if you seem rather interesting.
I make an effort to never be boring, but I have grown enough to usually know the difference between excitement and agitation.
I am a liberal who believes that conservatives have a few good ideas, and that most political positions are better in theory than in practice. That said, I don't probably hold every political position you hold even if you could describe yourself in the same way, and I think it is important that you don't run political litmus tests on people.
I'm an Atheist/Agnostic, but some of the people I respect most have deep fundamental divine beliefs, and I respect both religion and spirituality when it bears good fruit. I read Ecclesiastes, it's good stuff.
However, people that think homosexuality is a sin likely won't get along well with me, as I don't want your bigoted opinions expressed around my friends.
Speaking of religion, I don't care much about sports, except for college football, and every four years or so, soccer. Neither of my parents cared about sports, but I was born in the South, and I'm a third generation Florida State alumni (for undergraduate), so something still got through.
I have a daughter who just graduated first grade, and I have her for the summers - until school started it was month on, month off. Nothing in my life has made me as happy as she has made me. She is a better child than I deserve. She likes watching documentaries about parasites, snakes, and the human intestine. She is a fan of Dr. Who, much more than myself. We go on bike rides, and bug hunting, and I do my pleasure reading while she makes friends at the park. She is currently trying to get the hang of the monkey bars, but I'm trying to get her to be less cautious and gain momentum. It's one of the most important things she can learn, I think, to reach out when you know you might not make it, because falling doesn't hurt that much.
I look forward to the day I can delete this account because I've fallen madly in love with someone. I'm not rushing into it, but I'm looking forward to it.