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My self-summary
Music-loving, semi-introvert academic who likes outdoors stuff, bikes, concerts, beer, and occasional hedonism.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing research on the rule of law, and trying to help people become more responsible and thoughtful citizens.

Writing every day. Thinking about the world, politics, and the future.
I’m really good at
Finding cool spots in the city like Qualia Coffee or Quarry House Tavern, then becoming a dedicated patron forever.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Biosphere, Bassnectar, Mala, Distance, Savatage, Prins Tomas, Tim Hecker, Gantz, Shackleton, Boards of Canada, Burial, The Clarks, Yes, Marillion, Reznor & Ross, Kate Tempest, Mount Kimbie, The Black Dog, U2 (Joshua Tree and earlier exclusively), Sigur Ros...

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.
Six things I could never do without
Music loud enough to feel. A cold beer after a hard day's work. A book to read and contemplate. Fun-but-serious conversations with friends. The sun's warmth while hiking or cycling. The bustle of a coffee shop.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether my hiking trip should be to Zion National Park or Yosemite.
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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hearing music at U Street Music Hall or Black Cat. Alternatively, I might chill at The Raven or Lyman's Tavern and play some pinball. If it's summer, cycling through the city at night, when the air is humid and the city feels most alive.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I usually buy cow's milk, but sometimes I buy almond milk instead.
You should message me if
I'm attracted to women who are caring, intelligent, and open to new experiences, ideas and adventures.

* have a sharp wit
* can talk about deeper subjects than gossip or political scandal
* enjoy puns
* cares about the people in your life
The two of us