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  • Ages 18–32
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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Mostly vegan
Not at all
Buddhism, and laughing about it
Working on masters program
Doesn’t have kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Sanskrit (Poorly), Tibetan (Poorly)
My self-summary
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My name is Sam, but some of my friends call me "Samwise." I'm a bit of a Buddhist/Poet/Writer/Philosopher/Social Worker person.

I would describe myself as kind, compassionate, honest, patient, open and sometimes scholarly. I can get very anxious at times. I tend to think deeply, but also try to be a friendly influence.

I've traveled a bit; I've been to China, Tibet, Japan and England so far. Most recently, I went to New York for a meditation retreat at an International Buddhist Festival.

I love tea, especially Japanese greens, Taiwanese oolongs, and pu'er (aged tea). I am also a fan of incense and aromatherapy.

I tend to be an idealist and believe in peace, compassion, and the power of the human mind. I consider myself a LGBTQ ally, a feminist, and a champion of human rights.

Politically, I am for anything that reduces suffering and promotes peace and harmony. I also see the immense importance of caring for the environment. Social justice is important to me.

I love to write poetry; I've actually self-published two books for the Kindle.

I try to transform whatever life brings so that I learn from the experience and grow as a person.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm now two years into my Master's in Social Work (MSW) through a part time university program. The program takes 3+ years to complete.

I try to meditate every day and spend more than a little time reading, visiting tea houses and visiting old friends. I go to a Buddhist Temple, where I study and learn to meditate. I'm starting to become more active in social justice work and advocacy.

I am very open minded, but spirituality is important to me. I've found meditation indispensable when it comes to staying calm through the storms that life throws sometimes.
I’m really good at
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- Meditation (well, I enjoy it at least!)
- Staying in touch with friends
- Making loose leaf tea
- Philosophical discussions (usually with loose leaf tea)
- Writing poems
- Making friends
- Caring about strangers
- Living out of my planner
- Not sleeping well...
- Driving very fast radio-controlled model cars (see below)
- Thinking too much about obscure topics
- Taking the bus... everywhere
The first things people usually notice about me
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- My smile (I've heard more than once that my smile makes other people smile)
- My sense of calm
- My "kind eyes" as more than one person has put it
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I mostly read books on spirituality or poetry.

Some Buddhist authors I like are Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe Rabten, Lama Yeshe, Thupten Jinpa, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Geshe Sonam Rinchen.

My favorite poets are Rumi, Hafiz, Wallace Stevens, William Blake, Sylvia Plath, Robert Duncan, Saul Williams, W.B. Yeats, Drew Dellinger, Tagore, Shane Koyczan and others.


Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, I <3 Huckabees, Water, The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Cowboy Bebop: the Movie, Amelie, Ghost in the Shell II: Innocence, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Monsoon Wedding, Batman Begins, Coffee and Cigarettes, Star Trek, Full Metal Alchemist, Gladiator, Nausicaa, Akira, V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Into Darkness, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Kundo


Ravi Shankar, The Beatles, Blind Pilot, Noah Gunderson, Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, Anoushka Shankar, Azam Ali, Thao, Feist, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, SHAKE YOUR PEACE!, Jimi Hendrix, Air, CocoRosie, M83, Bach, Yo Yo Ma, Mozart, Macklemore, Damien Rice, Fences


I'm a strict vegetarian for ethical, spiritual, and ecological reasons. I love Thai food when I eat out, yakisoba, pho and Indian food. I aspire to be vegan... it's tough!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The best things in life aren't things... that aside:

1) Supportive friends and family
2) Love & compassion
3) A peaceful mind
4) Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books, teachings, and inspiration
5) Tea
6) My spiritual community, or "Sangha"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- Friends
- How to live more simply
- Unconditional positive regard
- Compassion
- Subjective reality
- Buddhism
- The mind
- Neuroplasticity
- Racing RC cars
- Interconnectedness
- Social justice
- Mental health and mental illness
- Ethics
- Obscure quotes
- Batman
- Cocorosie lyrics
- Acceptance
- Finding a partner
- Oppression in many forms
- Homelessness
- Heterosexism, Ableism, Ageism, Feminism, Specism
- My Spiritual Guide
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Busing up to Seattle to see family or out to a nice vegetarian dinner. My Fridays tend to be very quiet; I'm not much of a partying or bar-hopping person.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a competitive radio-controlled car racer... yeah. I often joke that it's my alter-ego because it's so different from my other interests (hence a Batman fan... that's another story).

I guess this is not really an embarrassing thing as much as it surprises people. I raced from ages 11 to 18, and then college happened...

At age 24, I started to race again. It's very fast, very competitive, and a ton of fun (mostly), but also surprisingly expensive and time-consuming. We race at Magnuson Park twice a month during the winter season. I race mostly in Tacoma during the summer.
You should message me if
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you are intrigued by anything mentioned above! I'm starting to understand I'm not the typical guy, though that phrase is probably quite typical I imagine...