I'm a 35-year old mathematics professor enjoying gainful employment at the University of Georgia. I like TV and hanging out with people who don't suck. (Being compassionate is a good start.)
I'm crazy about my area of mathematics, and I enjoy teaching at all levels, but in my saner moments I realize that my work isn't enough. I'm looking for someone to ride with me on the road trip of life. I'd ride shotgun since I don't drive. On our dashboard we'll have a portable TV playing Firefly episodes, and as we journey across the countryside we can talk about the creative rise and fall of Joss Whedon. (Dollhouse?! I mean, seriously.)
My life philosophy is that there is a Jack Handey (the "Deep Thoughts" dude) quote for every occasion, if you just know how to find it. For instance, whenever I start to despair about humanity (e.g., election season), I think of this:
Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself. Basically, it's made up of two separate words — "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.
Brilliant, isn't it???
I'm in recovery from Christian fundamentalism. I love reading stuff by Brian McLaren; Marcus Borg is also pretty rocking. (RIP!) And Peter Rollins is hilarious and insightful.
Chinese and Indian food are the bestest. This is indisputable.