I teach philosophy and political science and am finishing a PhD. I help students understand new perspectives and views about politics. I used to teach elementary kids how to play chess.
I prefer immersion to relaxation, getting a sense of the smell, sound, and energy of a place. My favorite vacations have been a multi-day camping trip in Joshua Tree (where I got torn up climbing the rocks) and a month in south Italy (where gelato and espresso were the core of my diet).
I once survived half a week on 15 euros while doing research in Florence, thanks to internet cafes and generous Slovenian hostel-mates.
INTP, for those who care.
Writing every day. Thinking about the world, politics, and the future.
Movies: 8 1/2, O Brother Where Art Thou, Clerks, High Noon, Hateful Eight.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, Rick and Morty, South Park, crappy reality shows like Pawn Stars (I like my books and movies heady, but my TV low-brow, whatever)
Authors: Bill Watterson, Tolkien, Chesterton, Aldous Huxley, Heidegger, Hobbes, Plato, Douglas Adams, Aristophanes, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Phillip Pullman
Food: I order weird things off of menus just to try them, a habit that has gotten me in trouble a few times but is overall for the better. When I'm cooking for myself, my attitude leans toward 'food is fuel,' but when cooking for others I usually go all-out.
How I can con my friend who hates insects into going camping.
Why OKC lists me as "more mathematical." I haven't studied math since high school calculus, unless stats counts.
* have a sharp wit
* can talk about deeper subjects than gossip or political scandal
* enjoy puns
* cares about the people in your life