My friends would describe me as creative, caring, and curious but
with a mischievous mind. I am a teacher who hopes to make a
difference in this world. I like to think of myself as an
existentialist, a philosophical daoist, and on the left end of the
political spectrum. I am very interested in Co-Operative economic
systems, organic agriculture / permaculture, and energy issues. In
otherwords, I like Co-Operative groceries, bicycle, and coffee
shops, community gardens, bicycling and riding by train. I like to
be active in life and active in my community. I love to explore the
world and travel with friends. I would like to have children so I
hope you would like them too.
What I’m doing with my life
Everything I can. I'm a tenured professor who teaches Environmental
Science and Biology at a community college. I am involved in a
Bicycle Share Program and a Community garden. I am involved in
social and political activism on the left. I love to explore the
world around me, bicycle when I can, dance, build, create and play.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love many styles of music including Classical, Celtic, Punk, Goth and SKA!. Some of my favorite bands include: Pogues, The Cure, The English Beat, Siouxsie, the Clash, Florence & The Machine, Oingo Boingo, VNV Nation, Bjork and The Sugarcubes, Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Kate Bush, New Order, and Morrissey and The Smiths. I love going out dancing to this music so I hope you can jitterbug, waltz, ska-nk, pogo, tango, and mosh .
I have been reading mostly non-fiction. Yes, I like fantasy and especially the works of Neil Gaimen, Charles Vess, the Foglios, and the JK Rowlings. But I also enjoy non-fictional works by Jared Diamond, Prince Kropotkin, Hunter S. Thompson.
I do love my animated films and really enjoyed Coraline, Up!, Paranorman, and THE PIRATES! In an adventure with Scientists! Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a favorite as is Office Space, Big Lebowski, Amelie, Better off Dead, City of Lost Children, The Wicker Man (1973), Young Frankenstein, Real Genius, The Holy Grail, Adventures of Baron von Munchausen, Labyrinth, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, and Quadrophenia.
Food! Love the Vegan Gyros at the Chicago Diner on Halstead. Love the Ethiopian at Mesob in Montclair, NJ. Love Greek Salads at the Arlington Diner. Love Mexican, Italian, German, French, Chinese, Thai, Lebonese, Indian, and Turkic food.