My faith is very important to me, but not in a way that makes me into judging others, or that prevents me from cussing if the occasion really calls for it. God and I have a kind of messy relationship sometimes, but we’re both in it for the long haul.
I am would love to meet a guy who shares my interest in spirituality, my conviction that God/the spirit can powerfully speak to our lives, and my observation that in many situations God's power is not real apparent to the naked eye. In related news, I am definitely *not* someone who believes I know God's plan for your life.
Further random information: My personal goals include living each day to its fullest, painting a giant copy of Hokusai's "The Great Wave" on the wall of my bathroom, and learning to make really good naan (right now I can only make non-naan). I have worn my copy of Washingtonian Magazine’s Cheap Eats edition to rags, and have a little bit of crush on Chairman Kaga. I'm not saying I have a geeky side, but I did once spontaneously design and sew a Klein bottle hat for a friend. I came by my interest in bluegrass music honestly - not from O Brother Where Art Thou, but from falling in entirely unrequited love with a boy from Tennessee.
Really, really random information: I have learned from unexpected experience that, when you find yourself in a medium-sized room with Michelle Shocked and a few dozen people, and she instructs you to sing "Kum Ba Yah," then you darn well _sing_ Kum Ba Yah, and it _changes your freakin' life_.
I am articulate, crafty, and a peace-lovin' Xtian
By night - ok, evening - I like to relax with friends (as opposed to all those people who, um, prefer to be anxious with their friends). Also enjoy cooking, reading, and sledding downhill yelling like a berserker.
Books: I have a lifelong love of science fiction, low and high: John Barnes (Giraut series); Ursula! le! Guin!; Heinlein juvies (but I only like libertarianism in his world, not ours). I sometimes dip into the nineteenth century (Charlotte, not Emily; Gaskell, not Eliot). A sprinkling of poetry. Also like reading Jasper Fforde; the Washington Post; and (always!) the Onion.
Don't get to the movies all that often, but enjoy it when I do. Also like pre-1950 flicks (Katherine Hepburn over Audrey).
Food? Home-grown tomatoes. Edamame. Homemade dal. Peking duck. Freshly baked bread. Walnut brownies. Tofu skins with fried ginger. Bacon. Hummus. You name it - if I am not allergic to it, I will try it.
I've been in town for eight years now, which it turns out is long enough to have made a middling-high number of friends. This is why, despite the impressively high quality of interesting people using this site to look for platonic friends, I'm pretty much here to look for friends I could potentially smooch: i.e, who live in driving distance of DC, and - this is not a judging-others thing, just a things-in-common thing - have some kind of ongoing, probably Jesus-related, spiritual practice involving a community - church, prayer, recidivist hanging out at the Catholic Worker, etc. Or, Quaker meeting - I have huge respect for people with the guts to sit still and listen to what the Spirit is telling them.
OkCupid does not have a "describe your politics" category, so I'll just say that I am prayerfully considering engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience in the next year or two to protest U.S. intransigence on fighting global warming. (I will only do this if the protest is well-planned in advance to communicate as thoughtfully as possible). If this makes you think, "That woman is nuts," then we are probably not compatible.
P.S. I'm fairly often attracted to guys who are a couple years younger than me. If, on the other hand, you are in your 50s (or 20s), I can admire and respect you as a person, but we are not meant to be as a couple.