30South Portland, United States
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My self-summary
An anthropologist, a geek, and a long term social justice organizer who, with the advent of summer, is hoping to get back to their roots after almost getting lost in the rat race for a few years. I can be a dreamy idealist, but try to tether myself if I get a little too buoyant.

I live for good food; from the field, to the kitchen, to the table. I cook and have since I was a child. I'm only now just getting in touch with the 'from the field' side. When not reading or hooked up to the web or spending time with my wonderful friends, I can be found curled up in tea shops, going for hikes, and biking and kayaking (when the weather is fair and I can get my hands on either!)

Car adventures and travel are necessities I can't do without, especially in the summer. International history and politics are my mantra; I have special weakness for all things Russian and historically oriented. I also love computers and computer games; I'm fascinated by the human condition and I think games are an incredible medium by which we can explore this.

I'm open to doing, seeing, and learning anything and meeting anyone provided that either are neither harmful or based in willful ignorance.
What I’m doing with my life
After years of campaign work, I currently work for a national cancer advocacy group directing our state outreach, and mobilizing survivors, family members, and allies on legislative issues.

On the reading front, I'm working my way through a 1953 copy of "The Long Goodbye", having recently been on a noir gumshoe kick. After that, it's either a collection of writings by F. Scott Fitzgerald about booze aptly titled "On Booze" or finishing "House of Leaves".

Aside from that, I'm planning a possible trip to Iceland, having been re-bitten by the travel bug from a glorious two-week stint in Thailand last October. Being 1/4 Norwegian, visiting the countries of my Scandinavian heritage has become a bucket list item that I want to start chipping away at.
I’m really good at
Cooking. Seriously, give me a chance to prep a nice meal for a group of folks. It's my zen after 10 hour days organizing volunteers. I make a mean dish, and love to cook and entertain others good food and drink.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would guess my disproportionately deep voice and tall, thin stature, a devistating cowlick and my propensity for food consumption.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My Year of Meats, Passionate Declarations, anything Howard Zinn, House of Leaves, The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The Omnivores Dilemma, The Odyssey, Me Talk Pretty One Day, El Club Dumas, Einstein's Dreams, The Things They Carried, Tao Te Ching, Collapse
Movies: Blade Runner, Solaris, The Thing, Ex Machina, Gladiator, Master and Commander, Syriana, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, A Clockwork Orange, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lo, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Shows: House of Cards, Master of None, Mad Men, Tim and Eric, Adventure Time, Breaking Bad, Star Trek: DS9, Game of Thrones, Rome, Carnivale, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire
Music: This is such an incredibly long and eclectic list, I'm not going to bother. I literally listen to everything and anything.
Food: Pretty much the same as above, however there may be a few firsts among equals. I love real Mexican cuisine i.e. Baja or Oaxacan. I love anything starting in Vietnam and moving north. Spanish food is a forgotten land of food here in the US.
Six things I could never do without
Woods and Nature in general
My friends
Homegrown food and cooking(are those two things?)
Nerdiness of all colors
My Volvo
Star Trek DS9 (and House of Cards (Kevin Spacey!(Alright that's three, sue me!)))
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social justice, history in all its BAMF facets, Russia, tea, food, food, and more food, places to travel to and where I hope to go in the future, cellos, adventure(!)...
On a typical Friday night I am
Fridays are anything but typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an incredibly bad habit of casing joints. Nothing is spared, banks, boutiques, you name it. I should go into security with all the holes I find...
You should message me if
You've gotten down this far, are kind-hearted and adventurous, love food in all its facets, care about people and issues in the community, or just want to strike up a conversation!
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