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My self-summary
Friends say that I am fun loving, accomplished, compassionate, and young minded. I graduated from a top school in international business and have extensive experience living and working abroad. Travel has taken me to more than fifty countries. This carries with it an inherent curiosity and appreciation for foreign cultures. By nature I am far more interested in ways of being, how we approach life and relate to each other, than the “who” or “what” of identity. I enjoy witty, intelligent women who know how to express their playful feminine mystique.
What I’m doing with my life
You might say that I am a social entrepreneur. I participate in venture start-ups, 2 or 3 at a time, with emphasis on those that offer solutions to civic, environmental, and cultural problems. When time and money permit I go traveling, most often backpacking to far off and rarely visited places. I enjoy the hunt for unique items of tribal weaving, jewelry, and handcrafts, but rarely hold on to anything for long. While its hard to live a pure zen-like existence, less is more. In most areas of my life I like the idea of stripping things down to the bare essence of art and beauty.
I’m really good at
I’m really good at stripping away the political, social, cultural, and relational filters that bind our lives, and finding love and appreciation for people at the most basic level of needs and desires. I'm also good at turning ideas into something; another way of traveling the back roads of places and ideas.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hopefully people see me as attentive and curious, a good listener; a bit quiet at first with a good sense of humor and a penetrating serious side when needed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My most recommended books are: James P. Carse - Finite and Infinite Games, a Vision of Play and Possibility; Alan Watts - The Book, on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are; Morris Berman - Coming to Our Senses, Body and Spirit the Hidden History of the West; Laura Kipnis - Against Love, a Polemic; and Barry Spector - Madness at the Gates of the City, the Myth of American Innocence.
Six things I could never do without
Good friends
Foreign travel
Passionately creating
Stimulating conversation
Loving connection
Appreciation of beauty
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What life is all about. What makes it fun and pleasurable, and generates happiness. I want it all, contentment and hunger; the kind of hunger that drives purpose and a passionate, energetic engagement. So, I also think about how to keep the hunger alive and the fires burning. I care about community and what makes it thrive, and participate in several large social communities.
On a typical Friday night I am
While there’s the occasional party, a typical Friday night will likely find me at the movies or at dinner with friends. Other times, I love to dance, most often at conscious events.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
While there are many people in my life my closest friends are relatively few and have been there for a very long time. Most of my friends and relationships are much younger, not out of intention, but rather energetic alignment. I am open to almost anything.
You should message me if
Message me if you are fun loving, affectionate, compassionate, and expressive. I seldom reach out but its not because I'm not desiring to meet someone new, just a little awkward at this form of dating. Feel free to reach out to me.
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