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My self-summary
I'm originally from Nashville, Tennessee. A big piece of my heart will always be there. I love the South warts and all. I wouldn't be who I am without it.

I have a deep intellectual curiosity. I love to learn, experience new situations, and discuss new ideas. It seems the more I learn the less I really know....
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working several side projects as I find a place in the educational system. I taught elementary school previously and would like to continue being involved in education. I see myself moving into EdTech as I move forward and work in consulting with and instructing classroom teachers.

When I'm not working I'm in the woods, in the water, in the snow, on a mountain, on a bike, in a museum, in a gallery, etc. This seems to be the norm here and I love it. I has a few trips planned for later this year and will make a trip to Black Rock City as well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall.

A friend once described me as a 'real southern gentleman'. I'm not sure what that exactly means, but she meant it as a compliment.

I talk funny, more Foghorn Leghorn and less Matthew McConaughey.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This could get lengthy, but I'll keep it brief.

Yes, lots. Mostly history, biography and philosophy as of late.
Daniele Bolielli, Christopher Ryan, Seneca, Pappa Hemingway, James Salter, and Tom Robbins are all favorites.

For me it all starts with the The Godfather I and The Godfather II. Let's pretend the third didn't happen. Anything by Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, and Scorsese. A Bronx Tail, Big Fish, A Dog Day Afternoon, Apocalypse Now, and Roadhouse. Yes, Roadhouse.

The Wire. The West Wing. The Daily Show. The Colbert Report. The Game of Thrones. The Breaking Bad. The Friday Night Lights.

Everything from The Black Crowes to Stevie Ray Vaughn to The Punch Brothers to A Tribe Called Quest to The Allman Brother Band to AC/DC to Otis Redding to Sam Cooke to... you get the idea. I have a great affinity for music from Tennessee. I grew up in a place where most American music came from. Bluegrass, blues, country and rock n roll all grew up in the fertile ground of the mid-South. Throw in a little gospel and a lot jazz from NOLA and you get me. I consider music my birthright. It's an enormous part of me.

I've been in the restaurant business for many years and have been fortunate to work with some talented chefs. I don't have many limits in regards to food, so long as it's real. I'm not big on prepackaged stuff. I'm particularly fond of bacon, butter, lamb, beef and veggies. Do understand, when talking about BBQ, there isn't one kind. It's very regional and not all regions make good BBQ, I'm looking at you North and South Carolina.
The six things I could never do without
1. A
2. E
3. I
4. O
5. U
6. Y (sometimes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... how this algorithm works.

... how, not matter the party, Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" will get the party going.

... getting a Second Line the next time I'm in New Orleans.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. is my karaoke goto track.
You should message me if
You're June looking for your Johnny.

You're EmmyLou looking for your Gram.