Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to dive into adventures (big and small) and figure out the
details later. This is not so much a function of recklessness, but
rather because I've found that rational decision-making is not as
effective as we seem to think. I've lived in Germany (that's where
I'm from), England, France, New York City, Rhode Island, Scotland,
and San Francisco. I like good absurdist theatre and try to make it
when I can. Critical reflection is important to me and I usually
get along best with people who've been bashed around by life a bit
and live to tell the tale. Myself, I've worked in a business
consulting firm (meh...), studied method acting, ran a theater
company, worked in plenty of bars and restaurants, got a Masters
degree in linguistics and a PhD in philosophy. I've helped out at
orphanages in Romania and dove off the coast of Eleuthera. I've
long come to realize that there may not be that one thing that I'm
destined to do and that I may need to create some unique job
description for myself like philosopher-scuba-diver-playwright....
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach and do research in bioethics at Stanford. But I also dabble
in journalism, work on my aerial acrobatic skills, and produce,
direct, write and perform theater.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
rhyming; figuring things out: broken toilet flushes, indecipherable
handwriting, gadgets without instruction manuals; playing musical
instruments mediocrely; running up stairs
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
This may be a toss-up between my brains and my green eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Douglas Adams, Victor Hugo,
Herman Melville, Fyodr Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Boris Vian,
Heinrich Böll, Margret Atwood, PG Wodehouse, Pierre Boullle,
Douglas Coupland, Michel Houllebecq, Jorge-Luis Borges, Friedrich
Dürrenmatt, Charles Mee, Tom Stoppard, Sam Beckett, Friedrich
Movies: 'Once', 'Papillion', 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking
Barrels', 'The Saddest Music in the World'
Music: Tom Waits, Gogol Bordello, Georges Brassens, die Toten
Hosen, Pixies, Einstürzende Neubauten
Food: Southern French (lots of seafood...), Sicilian
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-the written word
-some form of expression
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Work-wise I spend a lot of time thinking about neuroethics, i.e.
ethical implications of interventions in the brain...
In general - where I'd like to travel to next, how to get out of
paying parking tickets, whether it's too late to become an
astronaut after all, random stuff like the name-letter effect or
the introspective illusion, how there could be a canton in
Switzerland that didn't give suffrage to women until 1990, whether
it makes any sense to learn Esperanto...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm not sure I have a typical Friday night - sometimes I'm watching
a play (sometimes I'm in a play), sometimes I'm out dancing,
sometimes I'm having a dinner party, sometimes I'm in New York,
sometimes I'm home watching a movie, ideally I'm out at a bar
having a wicked conversation with a kick-ass person
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I usually look at the photos first when I check out a new
You should message me if
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You have a wicked smart head on your shoulders and aren't afraid to
have your beliefs challenged. You'll try (almost) anything once.*
You like road trips.
*Exceptions include, but are not limited to, immoral acts, e.g.
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