42 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an adventurous, open-minded, easy-going guy who doesn't take life all that seriously. I work in high-tech, but you'll find me an odd kind of geek: I enjoy motorcycle riding, traveling the globe, and the outdoors. I live along the shore of the ocean, and the rhythm of the tide is always with me.

My day job is I am a professor at UW in the engineering school. I spend about a third of my time spinning tales to undergraduates about circuits and bits, a third working with graduate students imparting a zest for life, and a third handling.. err, BS. Somewhere in there I'm supposed to actually think for a living, but fortunately my graduate student's can do most of that for me :)

A bit more about me:

* You’ll find me easy going. I’m hard driving in life, sure, but I’m pretty relaxed in my romantic relationships. I don't check my phone on a date. I don't take myself nor life all that seriously.
* I regularly cross the country on my motorcycle for fun. It’s important meditative time for me. Someday I want to ship it to Europe and ride to China.
* I’m on track for 50K miles in the air this year. I routinely travel to the UK, Europe, the Middle-east and Asia, as well as the usual SFO, DGA, LAX, BOS, etc. I keep a folder of subway passes, SIM cards, and currencies for many spots on the globe and usually travel with no or limited reservations.
* I’ve owned and sailed offshore a couple boats before. I’ve sent one to davy jones locker as well. Presently I own a fishing boat and commercial crabbing boat (future plans). The salt water runs through my veins. I love the wind.
* I can sit for hours outdoors meditating with nature or talking with a partner. But put me in a room and expect me to watch TV (I don't own one) and I’ll go crazy.
* I’m a tinkerer. Don’t leave me alone with anything mechanical or electronic. I’ll disassemble and re-assemble it (usually but not always with the correct number of screws) because I want to see the beauty of its engineering.

I have an amazing primary life partner that I live and raise my two wonderful children with, and an awesome non-primary partner that I date regularly. I tend to form long term relationships (primary going on 9, non-primary 2, and enjoy the intimacy such time affords. For the right person, I have room in my life for one other special romantic relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I am busy raising my beautiful young daughter and son with my life partner. I'm also spending some lovely evenings with a non-primary partner in Seattle. They are all fabulous! I'm also spending far too much time on an airplane (when the flight crew recognizes you when you step on the plane, well, then you know you are spending too much time with them -- thank you Alaska Airlines though!).
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at letting bad memories fade and finding the silver lining in any situation. I have a gallows and sarcastic sense of humor that isn't always funny to anyone but me. In my day job, my chief task is to ask questions that make you question your reality and I guess I'm pretty good at it because they still pay me; oh wait, I have tenure, perhaps I don't really know. I roll with the punches pretty well and don't sweat the small stuff.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm really into music and I like a very wide range. From very early folk/country to punk to pop. I don't own a TV so I really can't talk about much there. The only thing I know about the Mariners and the Seahawks is they play for Seattle. But I can fake being a fan if required.

I am a foodie and a locavore. I enjoy a very fine meal out or in. My partner and I often throw large parties at our place (sometimes two in the same day), and we enjoy the whole process from cooking to entertaining. I also love hole-in-the-wall places and street food. I am an adventurous eater, and will consume anything. I raise oysters on my beach and will be working on raising my own fryer chickens this year.

For books, my all time favorites would be Catch-22, because it always confuses and explains me; 1984 because I feel like I'm living in it every time I cross back into the USA; and Air Kissing in the Northeast, which defines my childhood. I have been slowly working on writing a not quite sequel, sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
The six things I could never do without
Love, Music, the Wind, the Ocean, a lingering sunset spent sharing a beer among friends, my motorcycle (I know you are like huh? But yeah,...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My dent in the universe.
On a typical Friday night I am
On my beach having a beer. Talking to my daughter about whales and fish and stars and spirits and the wind and why we are the way we are. I wouldn't trade those moments for anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I work (toil?) in a professional position that requires me to be "out there" and "on performance" all the time. Yet ironically, I was born shy.
You should message me if
I'm looking for a meaningful relationship, not an NSA fling. While I'm never going to be a live-in, raise-children, white-picket-fence, life-partner for you, that doesn't mean I'm only looking for a casual fling. Since I tend to fall in love dangerously easily with the right person, I'd prefer to find a person who is comfortable with a real connection and relationship. So I guess I'd message me back if you've read this far and you think we'd connect.