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My self-summary
Hello! I'm Clark.

I'm happily idealistic, laid back, and highly energized.
I find myself especially drawn to things that are difficult, I don't know much about, or haven't given much thought to. To me curiosity is a driving force. I seek out like-minded people. Intellectual curiosity is the trait I find most valuable and attractive in others.

I am usually absorbed by the following activities: All Nature of Outdoorsy Activities, Dancing, Traveling, Studying Culture or Language, Pen-and-Paper Gaming, tabletop RPGs, Frisbee, Writing, Computer Gaming, and Reading Sci-fi, Fantasy, Environmental, or Philosophical media.

Although I am too skeptical to be formally religious, I do hold several maxims as absolute truths.

Major components include that:

I believe love to be the core purpose of human existence.
I believe ensuring human posterity is a necessary endeavor.
I believe that each human has specific innate rights.
What I’m doing with my life
Ok serious side round two:

I'm originally from Minnesota. After finishing high-school I've had the pleasure of living many different places. My B.A. in Philosophy was from Lewis and Clark, so I lived in Portland, OR for 3 years and spent one year of intensive language study in in Beijing, China. After graduating, I spent a year as an English Teacher in Jinan, China. After returning to the U.S., I went to Vermont Law School for my Masters in Environmental Law and Policies. Finishing the program, I realized how much I missed teaching, which brings me to the present. I am currently teaching High-School Chinese. I moved back to Minnesota and have been living in the cities for the past year and a half. I'm very passionate about education and environmental protection!

In the spare time afforded by Summer, I hope to continue to travel the world. I would love to travel it with some good friends or a significant other. I frequent China as it is one of my favorite places in the world. I see myself changing my job more than once during my lifetime, there are simply too many interesting things a curious fellow could do!
I’m really good at
Looking at problems from multiple angles.
Adapting to new environments.
Ignoring societal pressure.
Word games.
Appreciating small things.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cold, My Chemical Romance, Incubus, Evanescence, Anberlin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Switchfoot, Paint, The Mars Volta, Louis Armstrong, 9 Leaves, Pushmonkey, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Greenwheel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, The B-52's, Immortal Technique, Atmosphere, Stop Animation, P.O.S.
October Sky, Braveheart, Snatch, Boondock Saints, Ring of Bright Water, A Walk to Remember, Forrest Gump, Stardust, Gladiator, Mind Walk, The last Samurai, Samurai Jack, Avatar, Amelie, Batman Begins, Hero, Return of the Dragon.
Books / Authors!
Chain-fire, The Wizard's First Rule, October Sky, George Orwell, The Lorax, Windchaser, Spell Compendium, The Stone of Tears, Hatchet, Sojourn, e. e. cummings, T. S. Eliot, Lewis Carroll, William Cullen Bryant, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, The Algebraist, Silas Marner, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Dr. Seuss, A Light in the Attic, Stardust.
Six things I could never do without
Free will.
A good story.
A few good friends.
The aforementioned five things :P
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Existential problems; especially purpose.
Nebulous human concepts like love, morality, and aesthetics.
The beauty of simple things.
How things work.
Cultural differences and the evolution of cultures
You should message me if
* You'd like to toss the Frisbee around or need an extra for a pick-up game.
* You have a laid back approach to life.
* You'd like to play a niche board game.
* You are a nerd, a linguist, a philosopher, an environmentalist, or a dreamer.
* You'd like to chat over some coffee or a few brews.
* You'd like a new gaming buddy.
* You have some awesome knowledge about Twin Cities hip-hop
The two of us