From the outside my life is quite ordinary. I work (doing research, teaching, and writing), garden, fix the house, play music, keep in close touch with family and friends, workout at the gym, and edit my profile. Oh. And I vacuum, in part because I like seeing the nap of the carpet stand up as if it has never been walked on.
From the inside, however, my life feels extraordinary. Not only because I am a deliriously happy dad, but also because my instinct has always been to delve fully into experience, understand what's behind it, underneath it, where it leads. I like taking time, soaking in the details, getting saturated in the moment. And I suppose you would say a "blossom where you are" approach to stuff in general.
This zen bent has not interfered with my ability to tell a bad joke. (What happens to frogs when they park in a no parking zone; what one cannibal said to the other cannibal when they started eating the clown; what you call cheese that isn't yours; why the baby crossed the road). In addition to being bad, the baby one is also demented.
Who I am hoping to cross paths with:
Many things are attractive to me: the effort that someone makes to be helpful to the people around her; kind-heartedness; passionate feelings and strong desires; goofballdweebdork tendencies; healthy habits; and a fascination with things in general, including current affairs, celebrity affairs, sports, Joey Chestnut's recent downfall, how to live a fully satisfying life off the grid.