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My self-summary
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I've had big long essays 'round here for ages, but IDGAFA. Let's start with the basics over there ------------->

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What I’m doing with my life
People of DC-OKCupid: Quit hating on the "What do you do?" question! First of all, I've lived other places - places with slackers, even! - and guess what, they ask the question there, too. DC doesn't have a monopoly on small talk.

And really, is it that small of talk? My job reflects the choices I've made in my life - I love what I do, even while acknowledging the imperfect parts; I spend most of my day doing it, so why should it be off-limits in a conversation? When I ask a date about what they do, I'm not doing some status/income check, I'm trying to find out: What values are reflected in the career decisions this person has made? Is it a balance of big ideas and pragmatic steps? Or is it something they passively ended up with, and they "live for the weekend"? Do they see the bright side in the (inevitable) frustrating parts of the job? Or do they get consumed by those parts and live in a narrative of being trapped in their own lives?

So it's not the job I'm interested in, it's your attitude about it and how you got to it.

(I recognize this may be different for people in their early-, mid-twenties, but I'm not interested in hearing from them on this here dating site.)

All that said, what am I doing with my life?

I'm a journalist. I get to explain things for a living, and especially love when I can add jokes into the mix.
Yoga is my main fitness jam right now.
I bike for fun and I potluck to win.
I geek out on history on the regular.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
I mean, the only sample set I have on this comes from street harrassers, and I'm not super interested in that data, tbh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: What is the What, Into the Wild, Cloud Atlas, Reservation Blues, The Future of Freedom, Outliers
Movies: Last of the Mohicans (obviously), Invictus, Broadcast News, Eternal Sunshine, The Thin Red Line
Music: The best of every genre. <--owning that. Right now: SORNE, Anna von Hausswolff, A Tribe Called Red, Wall of Death, The Black Angels
Always: Bruce, Leonard, Bjork, Johnny, Jeff, Gillian, Trent
Food: Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, sprouts, comfort
The six things I could never do without

1) Coffee

I spend a lot of time thinking about
The Big Questions. Why are we here? How can I be a better human? What kind of planet are we leaving for the next generation?
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually a low-key dinner with friends, or the wonderful baking+Netflix combo. I tend to go out more Saturday night or weeknights.
You should message me if
Looking for an adult man who likes his job, has traveled, is not homophobic, has a broad sense of humor that started at wonder, passed through cynicism and arrived back at wonder, has some kind of active spiritual life, and who has been through something difficult that made him a better person. Also doesn't hurt if you can grow a solid beard.