Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
An optimist, I'm playful, ambitious and care about doing both well
and good in the world. Family is a priority. Nurturing and naughty
might be an apt description of me right now.
Nature is a refuge from the intensity of my work, which I love.
Dancing and long bike rides also bring me joy. And spontaneously
making up bad folk songs.
I love exploring cities on foot or bike. Interested in shamanism
and the Economist.
Ive journeyed across the globe, including living two years in a
small village on the edge of the Sahara during the Peace Corps. My
20-something idealism is alive and well, but tempered with greater
compassion and pragmatism.
Lionel Richie, says it best: "Hello? Is it you I'm looking for?"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying the ride and challenging myself.
I've channeled my creativity into creating urban places: developing
well-designed housing and launching a non-profit that greens
I relish being physical (running, cycling, yoga, climbing). And
napping on weekends, when I get the chance.
To quote Mary Oliver:
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being strong & vulnerable. Dancing. Story-telling. Making my
friends laugh. Leading complex projects. Listening. Seeing the
forest for the trees. Learning from mistakes. Cooking a decent
meal. Cleaning the dishes. Laughing with my sister on the phone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Enthusiasm, openness and intensity. My humor lurks just beneath the
surface, irreverent & silly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A voracious reader of news, especially online political journals, I
also have an expanding collection of poetry; Mary Oliver &
David Whyte top my list. I love the New Yorker. Ever since middle
school I've harbored a geeky love of fantasy, especially Tolkein.
Pema Chodron is one of my favorite spiritual writers, along with
TV: I don't own one, but have fallen into temporary obsessions with
The Wire, Mad Men & Game of Thrones. For laughs, nothing beats
The Daily Show or South Park. I can't get enough of Game of
Thrones. Winter is coming.
Music: I love it too much! (Is that possible?). One sweet spot is
alt-folk-indie stuff, especially Gillian Welch, Vetiver, Wilco, The
Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontange, the XX, Fruit Bats, Black Keys and
M Ward. I love dancing to break-beats (Pink Mammoth, Green Gorilla,
BrassTax), Afrobeat (Fela!), neo-soul (d'Angelo & Anthony
Hamilton top the list) 70s funk and soul (Stevie, JB, Curtis, Sly
& Al). And oh yes: chamber music and anything with cellos,
especially Zoe Keating.
Food: I love eating & cooking SLO (seasonal, local &
organic), but reserve the right to indulge in Popeye's fried
chicken when certain dark urges arise. Californian-inspired French
food is probably my favorite, closely followed by Japanese.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• high sierra star-filled skies or sun-drenched meadows
• music & dancing
• jersey cotton bedsheets
• friends & family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the balance between loving what I have & creating what I
desire... & finding the perfect cappuccino
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
over-scheduled or taking a break
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I know most of the songs in the Sound of Music
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are compassionate and confident, perhaps a bit magical... maybe
share a passion for the wilderness but can enjoy the occasional
black-tie, love being active & are looking for a solid
partnership that can lead to family.
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