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37 M Berkeley, CA

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 30–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 11:00pm
6′ 5″ (1.96m)
Body Type
Mostly vegan
Buddhism, and very serious about it
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Working on masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids

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My self-summary
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I explore landscapes and libraries. Ocean and desert energies charm me. Always listening for another great song.
What I’m doing with my life
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In 2011 I decided to return to school. My existential waters had grown stagnant, and I perceived the vibrancy of a college campus to be an ideal setting for reinvention. I moved from Los Angeles (where I lived for a decade) to northern Wisconsin, an unexpected stronghold of progressive thought and environmental concern. While there I wound up developing a degree called Ecospirituality; this coursework and experience inspired me to become a chaplain—someone who is an audience and an advocate, a colleague and a confidant. My current pursuit is a Master of Divinity degree with the goal of either working in hospice or campus ministry, perhaps placing such work in wilderness settings.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I try to be an attentive listener, whether to colleagues or strangers, nature or music.

Because of myriad travels, my crucial friends are scattered across this country and the globe. I am good at staying in touch with these companions, whether through phone calls, texts, or handwritten letters.

As an only child, I grew up with television and records as my siblings. Therefore, I tend to be a fount of obscure pop culture knowledge. This scholarship proves fruitful when playing trivia.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am tall. Tall enough that many people ask how tall I am.

As an introvert, my first impression is often negligible. Even the second or third impressions often underwhelm. But then I will knock out a droll one-liner, surprising people with my pointed sense of humor.

When I unleash the full capabilities of my closet, people will often comment on my fashion sense. (In a positive way!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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“Awareness” by Anthony De Mello challenged me on every page. I enjoy Edward Abbey’s biting essays and Sigurd Olson’s benevolent voice. “Papillon,” whether true or not, is one of the great adventure stories. Myriad religious and spiritual tomes, in particular Zen commentaries and Sufi poetry.

“Synecdoche, New York” can be a difficult watch, but the conclusion is devastating in the best possible way. I continue to discover meaningful layers to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” “Almost Famous” makes me wish for a time machine. Also, the presence of Warren Oates tends to grab my attention.

I moved to Los Angeles to work for a record label, so this category could overflow with names and recommendations. For now I’ll just admit my infatuation for the songs of Merle Haggard and the Beach Boys—two distinct California sounds. And if you recognize the music reference in my profile name, drop me a line.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Profound friendship
2) Rapturous music
3) Expansive shorelines
4) Revelatory transformation
5) Unrestrained laughter
6) Sincere curiosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I often wonder what happened to the spartan subjects of Richard Avedon's "In the American West."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In conjunction to walking a path toward chaplaincy, I have committed to deepening my Buddhist meditation practice. This often means going to bed in the late PM—which is still a chore for this night owl—so I can wake early in the morning and sit. Maybe this routine will change now that I am in Berkeley.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My ideal pizza toppings? Garlic, onions, and anchovies.
You should message me if
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You are infatuated by wilderness.
You pursue authenticity.
You celebrate wisdom in all forms.
You seek to understand yourself and the world.
You relish meaningful conversation.
You swim against the current.