Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Bits and pieces:
Small things make me incredibly happy. I don't take much for
I'd rather spend my time in the not-virtual world with actual
people. (If you like that idea, keep reading.)
I'm a professor who focuses on American culture, so I'm curious
about nearly everything. Popular culture. Politics. Arts. Life. My
friends mostly seem to do or make something they care deeply about.
Maybe you do—and maybe you can relate to someone else who does.
do for a living matters to me because I work with people in
meaningful ways. Life changing, sometimes.
But play is as important to me. I really, really like to play. I
could use a playmate.
It doesn't matter to me if you have a flashy car, if you cliff dive
in your spare time, or if you catch big fish. What catches my
attention is more intrinsic than those things: Kindness. Self-
knowledge. Humor and playfulness. Honesty. Someone engaged in this
world. A compassionate man with a strong sense of self. A maker,
artist, thinker. And, most importantly, a spark and a flame.
(Chemistry matters. When it's right, I can be stopped in my tracks
by a look, a word, a touch, a kiss. I love to kiss.)
We're at this beautiful place, mid-life. I'm a work in progress but
I like where this is going.
How about you? Chances are, you know and like your yourself. You're
content in life. You're a self-possessed, smarty-pants, imaginative
guy with a good heart and a naughty streak. You're your own man but
you like collaboration and connection. You have a sense of irony,
strong mind, trim body, and joyful spirit. You've figured out some
stuff about yourself. And you like the idea of evolving into the
next part of life.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living: Writing, researching, teaching, running, playing, and
exploring. I'd add parenting but it involves a son who is now in
college across the country, so really that's a diminished gig. But
being his mom has made me a better person. It's an evolving role
that I love.
Wondering: It's a crazy existence on this planet.
Laughing: It's a crazy existence in the human race.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Stuff. I bet you are, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lotta sass, sizzle, and a quick laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Live music is my favorite and I can't get enough. Dancing seems to
be an archaic ritual in the PNW, but I'm gonna bring it back to
live shows. Or embarrass everyone trying.
From my eternal play lists: Clash Beck OKGo Bowie Flaming Lips
Sparklehorse SuperFurry Animals Elliott Smith Elastica Queen Wilco
Tindersticks Boogie Down Productions T Rex Johnny Cash Manu Chao
Joe Henry Cornershop Radiohead old school punk Luscious Jackson
Replacements and some groove...classic Motown. Is there anything
that the Staple Singers cannot make better with "I'll Take You
There"? Oh, and old school rawk. Of course.
Literature that lingers: Ondaatje, Faulkner, Didion, early
Doctorow, Mitchell, Hong Kingston, Melville, Kushner -- writers
whose words you can roll around in your mouth. Great sci-fi. I love
love love being read to in bed late at night, falling asleep to the
sound of your voice, my head on your chest.
Movies: the classy kind, the crazy kind, the silly or absurd kind.
From classic 1940's noir to The Godfather or Space Odyssey 2001 to
Winter's Bone or The Dark Knight, I'm a fan. (Special love for
documentaries.) Sometimes TV series, though I don't have cable. Mr.
Robot, House of Cards, Battlestar Galactica, True Detective. I'm
all in for the the philosophical crazy of Rust Chole: “Most of the
time I was convinced that I’d lost it. There were other times I
thought I was mainlining the secret truth of the universe.”
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
knowing my son is good in this world
growing things / my garden
air (big lungfuls on a trail run)
bubbles - the drinkable kind and the soapy kind
the ability to exceed limits (such as 6)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How we're floating in space.
(not together. those are different thoughts)
A sinewy body running ahead of me on the trail...
How I can't remember the wet winter in the sun-soaked summer...and
then i can hardly remember the dry hot summer in the long dark
Attraction. Chemistry. Conflagration.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Could be lots of things, depending on the season: making dinner
with friends. Sitting by the fire with a book. Going to see a flick
or a live band (dead bands are so...quiet.). Goofing in the studio.
Biking to Point Defiance. Playing air hockey or pinball....speaking
cartoon noises to the locals.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Pick one. All are true:
I secretly want to be a Formula One driver. (Not so secret if
you're ridden shotgun with me...)
When it comes to attraction, being in shape matters. (Extra points
if you run trails or play volleyball and can throw down a mean game
of pepper.) I'd like to hang out with someone for whom being active
is part of a lifestyle.
I'm one of those people who wakes up happy. And it seems that
attracts depressives. I try to empathize, but it's hard given my
disposition. Having really tried to be close to someone(s) who
suffers from depression, I have learned that it's a challenge that
I may fail.
You should message me if
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You like words and thoughts and are willing to write some.
You got this far, are in range (Puget Sound-ish), and you feel like
You know how to converse.
(It seems there are a lot of you here who are invisible. If you
"like" my profile, I still can't see you. I have no idea who you
Who are you looking for?
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