JosephAZ
53 Tempe, United States
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My self-summary
To be frank, I am rather skeptical of online dating. I have been offline for a while, but I am giving it another shot. Maybe I'm hard to please, maybe I'm just difficult. More likely, I just haven't been ready to find the last great love of my life... until now, perhaps.

Well, one can always hope.

I am something of a nerd. I dig science, technology, reading, movies, and science fiction conventions. I'm not a macho dude. I try to be a good man, not a "nice guy," and I strive to be kind. Because, god damn it, you've got to be kind.

I most desire companionship and a life partner. Life is good, but it would be so much better with someone to share it with.

Politically, I am very, very liberal. I have at various times been a teacher, a writer, a filmmaker, and a photographer. I still take pictures and occasionally get my stuff into art shows. I'm still a writer, but it's too easy to postpone writing when busy with other trivia of everyday life.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working to re-enter the teaching profession, which I exited long ago. I recently renewed my certificate, though I feel somewhat ambivalent about this, since teachers have been so thoroughly vilified for the past few decades. Nevertheless, I do feel it's a vital and noble profession.

In the mean time, I've been working at a job that directly supports end-of-life hospice care, and I feel very good about it. In fact, if it paid a real living wage, I'd be happy doing what I do now permanently. Alas, reality intrudes.

I am an active father to my two boys, though they are now old enough to be increasingly independent. I like to cook, and I can make a mean coconut curry, pork roast, or chicken soup (among other things). I often find recipes online that I like to attempt, with various levels of success.

I like going to Phoenix Comicon and similar events. I was on the official con photography team a few years ago, and a staff photographer for the Phoenix Film Festival as well. Fun times!

I'm working my way through a stack of books that need reading, and trying to catch up on my TV watching, since I skipped most of the last 15 or more years of it. Thank you, Netflix!

Oh, and I kill zombies whenever time allows.
I’m really good at
Seeing the big picture and keeping things in perspective.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I only knew...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Dune, On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Startide Rising by David Brin, Neuromancer by William Gibson. Anything by Walter Mosley.

Movies: A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars (episodes 4, 5, & 6 only), Sean of the Dead, Zombieland, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Fight Club, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

TV: Bob's Burgers, Archer, 30 Rock, Star Trek (original series), Arrested Development, Futurama, Columbo, Family Guy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Danger 5, Better Call Saul.

Music: Anything that's good.

Food: I'm not picky, but I do enjoy good food. Probably a bit too much. But I'm working on learning to enjoy exercise, too. Balance, dammit!
The six things I could never do without
My family, good friends, the Internet, my cats, and two beers. Ok, the beers are optional.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the future, and the coming zombie apocalypse.
On a typical Friday night I am
Deciding whether I feel like going out. Seeing a movie, going to an art show. Cooking dinner if I have the boys.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A lot of the photos I shoot contain artistic nudity. Because I like it. And I have sold more than a few in various art shows. Yay for art!
You should message me if
Any of the above seems interesting.
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