Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been around the world in a tea daze.
I'm bigger on the inside than the outside.
I've lived at least 3 lives and expect that number to grow.
What I’m doing with my life
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Coding by day, jiu jitsu by night, hangin' with folks on the
weekends. Fairly standard stuff for now. In a past life I was a
traveling programmer, and in the future I hope among other things
to be a NOLS instructor (nols.edu). At the moment my feet are
pretty firmly planted and I'm enjoying just having a good groove,
trying to grow into the highest expression of myself.
I’m really good at
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thinking, moving, music making, feeling, writing...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like rebel comics and outlaw musicians, heretical thinkers and
I'd love to revel in the exquisite rapture of sounds well composed
(by others or ourselves), or digest and discuss ideas from visual
or textual media.
I won't go into a list of all my favorite media (after all we have
to leave something to talk about)... suffice to say I am a music
junkie, a book fiend, and a total foodie. If you have good taste
I'm sure we'll overlap on something.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Depends... highly varied. Generally whatever I'm thinking about I'm
thinking about very intensely. This week I learned how to use a new
machine learning technique. Next week maybe I'll be thinking about
Karl Popper and the scientific method. Or the dialectical nature of
the Buddha-dharma. Or wondering whether there is some coming
metamorphosis for humanity which can positively recontextualize and
sublimate the nightmare of history into some heretofore unknown
beauty and meaning. Will we ever wake up? How am I a part of this
I'm all over the place but there's an underlying theme of growth
and discovery driving and uniting it all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
depends on how the week went and what the last few Fridays were
like. Gotta recharge the batteries every now and again. When I'm
out, though, it's usually to gatherings/events involving tea, art,
music, or some combination of the above. You won't generally find
me in any bars, but if you do it'll be divey and I'll have whiskey.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ok I'll take this seriously -- I've been through a lot in the last
few years. Physically displaced, separated against my will from a
powerful love, endured the long and messy divorce of my parents,
got in absurdly disproportionate legal trouble in a backwards
little town in Oregon over some mushrooms, and lost my dad to lung
I'm about a year out of the woods from all of this, and I like to
think I'm not carrying around a lot of baggage and cynicism -- on
the contrary, I'm generally cheerful and quite happy with my
current life -- but it all still happened, and to one degree or
another it has some kind of impact on my life still.
I don't mention any of this to garner sympathy -- mostly I'm just
tired of going on first dates and having to explain "how I got to
the bay" to people who apparently don't realize that life is real
and people's paths aren't always all sunshine and rainbows. I'm not
the type to dump a bunch of shit on others, and despite everything
I'm doing quite well for myself now, but if you can't deal with a
little bit of history then let's not waste each other's time.
You should message me if
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You think hiking the John Muir Trail or even the PCT sounds
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You agree that Bill Hicks is a modern day prophet.
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