44The Bronx, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a teacher. Many people don't get to encounter their dream job. I'm doing it.

I'm an artist. I love to absorb the arts: cuisine, paintings, hip-hop lyrics, dance.... I love to produce art: songs, poetry, drumming, photography.

I love time to reflect. I like group gatherings, but I prefer the exchange of one to one conversations.

I fully believe in the power of human potential to alter most outcomes with enough wit and perseverance.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching: very serious about this. Being a teacher is a massive aspect of my identity.

Family: hundreds of people on both sides of my family. I'm there for them the way they are there for me.

Friends: all over the place and from all walks of life. I have been blessed to encounter some fantastic people who have enhanced who I am.
I’m really good at
Whatever I decide to do, eventually. I stick with endeavors until I figure them out. And then make improvements little by little. If I don't feel I'll put 110% into something, I'd rather not start in the first place.
The first things people usually notice about me
I listen. A rare quality in the current time. But I love actual conversation where an understanding is constructed between parties.

Other than that, you'd have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like fantasy (Robert Jordan). Most of my personal reading is philosophy though (Friere). I read for lesson plans as well obviously.

Movies: The theatre is a friend: noire, big budget, and intelligent foreign.

Music: I'm not a radio guy. I like my own playlists: jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, classical, Latin, blues, r&b, soul, house, funk....

Food: I Yelp. That should speak volumes.
Six things I could never do without
Time to think
Music, usually loud
Family and friends
Something new
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social Construction of Society: How we created these ideas go unchecked. How certain constructions developed, and the motivations beyond the way they developed. How these ideas change or perpetuate themselves: Marriage, gender, "man", "woman", race, religion....

Lessons: Teaching increasingly fascinating. It is the most fascinating when the students are engaged in co-learning. Discovering new ideas, turning an old idea on its side to see it from an angle that I hadn't or they hadn't contemplated before. Everything becomes a lesson. I repeat conversations from my life in my lessons, and versa vica.

My Next Step: This is always subject to change.

What makes things "good": On going. Learning makes my life good. Fills me up with something all my own. Awareness of the world, in myself, in others. Seeing people comfortable in their lives, and grasping their potential. Pushing that potential to its limits.
On a typical Friday night I am
Islay scotch
calling a friend
grading papers
open mic
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never owned a car, and given what is happening to the weather, I'm willing to admit the vanity that I really never want to.
You should message me if
You want to check me out over a quick coffee or drinks. Either the chemistry is there or it's not. Can't tell that over the computer no matter how good your internet service is.

My life is extremely fulfilling. It astounds and perplexes me that only 17% of public school teachers are minorities. And something like 2% are males of African descent. I love my kids and I get sooooo much love back.

So I'm looking for a friend. Someone to contribute to and share in this fantastic journey I'm on. Someone I "get" and who "gets" me. That is not easy to find for anybody. And it shouldn't be, otherwise it wouldn't be special.
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