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My self-summary
Hello - I'm Andy!

I'm a tax attorney and I enjoy the stress and confusion that it brings. Spreadsheets, the IRS, and client headaches are my life.

Were I not in law, I would love to work in educational child psychology. That niche that explores how kids learn and how to best get them hooked on knowledge.

I'm thrilled by numbers, math, politics, law, physics and philosophy. I'm a fan of bowling and I love board games - The stranger, the better! Sports are hit or miss for me. I really enjoy the companionship in watching games with others, but don't get too driven or excited by the actual game.

I particularly enjoy seeing people when they exude some sort of emotion. Most people hide behind words, and while their actions are a great indicator of who they really are, their true self lies in their raw emotions.

I'm originally from very small town and, to me, Milwaukee is the "big city." I miss the small town feel. Sure, a tiny town can be annoying when people know everything about you, but it's like having a big extended family. That small town atmosphere is about compassion, caring, and common well-being. I also miss small town nature. It's tough to find nature in Milwaukee. I miss being a minute from wide open fields and a star-flooded night sky.

I came out to my friends and family in 2014. It's been a long time coming and, although I didn't have universal support, the vast majority of my friends and family have been great. For anyone who's not out and reading this I have three thoughts about encouraging you to come out: (1) Your friends and family will love you no matter what; (2) I bet your friends and family would prefer to know who you are than have you hide your life from them, and; (3) No matter what, your life is your life. Be comfortable and stay strong.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a tax attorney in Milwaukee. Mostly, I focus on high-net worth individuals and closely held businesses. However, my practice includes a handful of business workouts, litigation, and estate planning.
I’m really good at
Being 6'4", I'm really good at getting high up things down.

I love board games! They're the best... although, I'm not sure I'm sure enough to say I'm "really good" at them.
The first things people usually notice about me
Likely, my height, bowtie, or jovial nature. Im also loud, so that's a thing sometimes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Cosmos, Harry Potter, The Republic, The Good Earth, nearly all Shakespeare, LOTR, Strategies for a Green Economy, Cradle to Cradle, Game of Thrones, Death by a Thousand Cuts, Justice

Movies: Clue, The Godfather, Hook, Down with Love, Contact, Pitch Perfect, Memoirs of a Geisha,, Spies Like Us, Dead Poets Society, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Pride

Shows: Game of Thrones, Firefly, Archer, The Office, How to get Away with Murder, Lost

Music: Barbershop, classical, showtunes, classic rock, Meghan Traynor

Food: Tacos, pizza, pies, various fish, cheesy soups, fruits, burgers, venison, breakfast foods, etc. (Not Potatoes)
Six things I could never do without
-Intellectual stimulation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A lot of my time is spent thinking about the law, but I also like to contemplate why people function the way the do. i.e. what internal/external forces push them to act or speak.

I wonder if people are more true than not. Do most act in accordance with themselves? Or do they more put on masks to hide who they are for some reason (fear, embarrassment, uncertainty, etc.).

I find social etiquette interesting. Not which fork you use , but the cultural norms that guide and shame peers into acting in particular ways that would otherwise be adverse to the individual. Society impresses that conversations about sexual matters are meant to be awkward and hidden; whereas, it's a normal part of every living thing. Why are we so reserved about it? It's odd that people feel free to judge others for race, creeds, faiths, and ethnicity, but are pushed too far from their comfort zones when speaking of themselves.

I have 3 glorious nephews and I look forward to having kids of my own. *crosses fingers*

Recently, I've been trying to focus on me. That focus has always seemed selfish, but I've recently discovered the perils of neglecting self-care. Overall, this has been a radical change and it's a working process.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out to eat, playing boardgames, or a pleasant night in with netflix and a nap.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Do you like people watching? Me too! I like to think of it as unguided social research.
You should message me if
You want to talk, vent about life, meet up, grab some coffee, etc.
The two of us