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:
* I have two amazing children, and I'm lovingly co-parenting them (50/50) with their terrific mom who is still my best friend despite our separation.
* Despite being in tech, I'm not addicted to my iphone. I could take it or leave it.
* I try to cross the country on my motorcycle every other year for fun.
* I’m on track for 50K miles in the air this year. I routinely travel to the UK, Europe, the Middle-east and Asia. I keep a folder of subway passes, SIM cards, and currencies for many spots on the globe and usually travel with no luggage and no reservations.
* I’ve owned and sailed offshore a couple boats before. I’ve sent one to davy jones locker. Presently I own a commercial crabbing boat (future plans) and assorted small craft.
* I love the cold wind of the PNW.
* I chop wood for pleasure. It washes up everywhere on my beach, so why not.
* I'm poly. And I'd prefer to date women who are poly and/or OK with open relationships.That being said, to me, poly does not mean casual. I prefer meaningful long term relationships with all of the love and support you would find in a monogamous deeply partnered relationship; I just don't believe loving one person for your whole life is a model for the human species.
* I don't own a TV and haven't for years.
* I know next to nothing about sports, but my daughter loves the Seahawks so I try and be a good dad and watch the games with her :)
* I am a foodie and a locavore. I enjoy a very fine meal out or in. 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, am raising a pig, butcher my own venison, and will be raising some fryer chickens this year. I give a damn about food.
* 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; 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.