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My self-summary
There are a lot of things I love about Los Angeles, like Watts towers, Day of the Dead at Self-Help Graphics, Stones Throw Records, public swimming pools, dancing at Rhonda, Oaxacan restaurants, Matador beach, and that cropped lawn at the Getty Center. It would be fun to share this stuff with someone and find out about your favorite spots too.

My approach to life is pretty serious, but I laugh a lot too. I feel like there's a lot to do so I don't like wasted time. I'm into left politics and activism. I love to be outside riding my bike, hiking in Griffith Park, or just sitting in a park and reading. I like collecting records and finding out about new music. I like going to shows to hear a band, or dancing to a good DJ. I appreciate good food and I love to travel.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach history and geography at a public high school. I spend a lot of time organizing around social justice issues, which can be overwhelming and frustrating and inspiring and amazing.

I use my summers off to travel as much as possible. My favorite places so far are Mexico City, Beirut, Cuzco, and Rome.

I got inspired by Killsonic so I'm learning the trumpet. I want to play music with people.
The first things people usually notice about me
the teacher glasses. and I look a lot younger than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, A People's History of the US, The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon, poetry by Etheridge Knight.

On records I like leadbelly, palace, elliott smith, nina simone, television, can, the walkmen, young marble giants, fela kuti, james brown, patti smith, mos def, madlib.

Live I like lightning bolt, the boredoms, melt banana, the ex, killsonic, deerhoof, mika miko.

Movies: The Battle of Algiers, Down by Law, Dirty Pretty Things, The Celebration.
The six things I could never do without
record players
good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how we can defeat the assholes who are spending billions on war and cutting funding for education.
On a typical Friday night I am
on a late night bike ride or watching a band. or sometimes I pass out at 10.
You should message me if
you like to be active and talk about everything,
but also to listen and find out about me, and
you think a better world is possible.