51 Lansdale, United States
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My self-summary
Problem solver and trouble maker by calling, teacher by trade. Witty, formally irascible, I spend my days over-analyzing life and reading. I sing and dance, poorly in each case and do not let that stop me from seizing the joy of the moment.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with Special Education and Emotionally Challenged students. In addition, I have two girls, who live with their mother and visit when they can. In elusive and rare free time I draw (poorly, but like the form of expression), read as much as possible, and think.
I’m really good at
Conversation. The opposable thumb receives an undue portion of attention and credit when one considers the accomplishments of our species, the real credit ought to go to the brain. To keep the mind honed, one must seek out and engage in meaningful discourse as often as possible. That’s why I am in the education field, helping young minds embrace the idea that pursuing knowledge is not work, it is the stuff that makes life worth living.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am bald. Not the sort of sad bald that sees men comb over their remaining hair starting behind the ear in a futile attempt to cover their entire head, but the close-cropped look that suggests acquiescence.

I am acerbic and do not truck fools easily, although I have been know to act the part from time to time. We all contain multitudes and are full of contradictions, it's part of the human condition.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. The recent trilogy by Tom Robb Smith was marvelous. Counter-factual history is a favorite, so is actual 19th century American history (the focus of my MA). Love Cormac McCarthy, Orwell, John LeCarre, Sci-Fi, and cheesy music bios.

For film, I love Tarkovsky, the Coen Brothers, Science-Fiction, and the occasional popcorn film.

I do not own a TV, yet manage to watch Big Bang Theory, The Daily Show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and a few others on-line. Oh, and I buy DVD box sets of shows from time to time as well.

Music? I could not live without (I could, but the life would be lessened by the absence of) Nick Cave, Tori Amos, Robyn Hitchcock, folk music, Funk, David Bowie (1970-1980, that is), The Smiths, most classical, Funkadelic, Dylan, and much more. I like most genres, fast and slow, and save rap.

Food is one of life's great discoveries, so I am up for almost anything! One of the most best aspects of meeting someone new is being introduced to their diet.
The six things I could never do without
My kids.
Frost (to retard the growth of bugs).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the minutia of life, meaning behind art and music, love and loving.
On a typical Friday night I am
I do not have typical Friday nights as I have teenagers and they add an element of uncertainty to everything. When I have the time to myself, I may go to dinner with friends or opt to stay home, have a quiet dinner and read. Really depends on mood.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are unspoken rules to flirting that are unknown to me.
You should message me if
You understand the irony behind the term "Enlightened Despot", hold Liberal political beliefs, and know who Phil Ochs is.