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My self-summary
I'm a doer.

I like to get after things and people, whether pursuing my career, social life, or any number of adventures. In a nutshell, I'm a laid back but driven guy who grew up in Kansas (Dorothy is my homegirl), taught high school English for a bit, and now work as a lawyer full-time and facilitate poetry workshops in a South Bronx juvenile detention facility on the side.

I like to maintain balance in my life whether I'm reading/writing for fun, working out, singing karaoke, or Thoreau-ing it up in the outdoors. I'm equally happy hanging out with my hippy teacher friends or Wallstreet/lawyer dudes and am likewise interested in dating people with different interests/careers.

I'm looking for someone who is passionate about something in life--professionally, creatively, or idealistically (I have a weakness for all three...). I moved back to the city in the fall and would like to find someone to re-explore the city with and to share laughs, good books and conversation, cups of coffee, glasses of wine, and maybe a lil romance.

Ultimately, I want to find The One (cue favorite Meg Ryan rom com!), but I don't need it to happen overnight or with the next person I date.
What I’m doing with my life
Lawyering and poeticizing
I’m really good at
Singing a mean Johnny Cash at karaoke, armchair politicking, drunken haiku, growing beards, building fires, and otherwise pretending to be Bear Grylls.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not shy about meeting people and would try just about anything twice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Drown by Junot Diaz, Night by Elie Weisel, Hemingway, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Hunger Games
Movies: Good Will Hunting, American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption
Shows: Top Chef, SYTYCD, The Office, SNL, The Voice, CNN
Music: Ben Folds, Adele, CCR, Rascal Flatts, Counting Crows, Jason Mraz, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Miles Davis, Rent, Les Miserables
Food: Two Boots Pizza, Hot and Sour Soup, Ranch dressing, Kansas Steak, Calamari
Six things I could never do without
Books (the paper variety)
Red wine
Tater tots
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm going to have for lunch.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm out with friends, hopefully dancing, playing darts, or sharing good conversation and laughs. If with someone special, enjoying a nice dinner or watching a movie over a bottle of wine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You'll just have to ask me in person!
You should message me if
You feel any of the above and aren't shy about meeting in person.
The two of us