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My self-summary
Hi! I’m here to meet new people, & if I’m lucky, maybe a deep & meaningful relationship.

I am:

A loyal friend
Hungering for new knowledge & experience
A secular humanist
A scientist
Always trying to be a better person
A friend to dogs & cats alike
A man of dry wit
Someone that’s proactive about trying to improve the human condition in whatever “small” way I can.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a counselor both for an In-home agency and in a private school. I spend a lot of my time away from work doing volunteer work in which I advocate for changes in public health policy. I also spend a fair amount of time practicing meditation & yoga so that I can step back from my analytical side for a little while. I enjoy a nice whiskey or bourbon from time to time. I'm always up for good live music (maybe you can introduce me to more cool Richmond bands). I love to dance. I'm a huge baseball fan (love what Theo Epstein is doing with my Cubs). Like the NFL, college football & NCAA basketball (go RAMS!!!).
I’m really good at
Trivia, being analytical, sketching, learning, witty remarks, reading between the lines
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose we humans are a pretty visually oriented species so I would say my long hair tends to stand out to others.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoyed “The Moral Landscape” by Sam Harris “The Happiness Hypothesis” by Jonathen Haidt, “The Noonday Demon” by Andrew Solomon, “Sick Societies” by Robert Edgerton, “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It” by Lawrence Lessig, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State" by Ralph Nader, “Quiet” by Susan Cain, George Carlin's autobiography "Last Words", and “Rhythms of The Brain” by Gyorgy Buzaki. I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I liked “Dune” by Frank Herbert, “The Stranger” by Albert Camus, “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, “The Gun Slinger” by Stephen King and am currently reading an excellent fantasy series called “Malazan: Books of The Fallen” by Steven Erikson.

Movies? The Big Lebowski, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, The Dark Knight, Dangerous Liasons, The Way of The Gun

Shows? Breaking Bad, Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Carnivale, Louie, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (I’ve been revisiting that show & it’s pretty damn witty) & Rifftrax.

I think I have a pretty diverse taste in music. I like some rap (not current club rap) such as Talib Kweli, Gang Starr, Jurassic 5, The Geto Boys, Eric B. & Rakim, old industrial music (Skinny Puppy, Pig, Ministry, Frontline Assembly, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult), Aloe Blacc, Otis Redding, James Brown, Primus, Devo, Tim Booth, REM, Flight of The Conchords, James Brown (great wake up music!), Silverfish (I have a huge crush on Lesley Rankine, & think she has one of the best rock voices with lyrics to match), and Pink Floyd.

Saw Roger Waters in July ’12. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!

Food: I like Indian and Thai food a lot. I love a good steak (but eat them sparingly for health). Peter Chang’s in Glen Allen was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.
Six things I could never do without
1) My closest friends and family.

2) Activism (I volunteer as an advocate for public health & legal policy surrounding issues of mental health)

3) The neuroscience underlying cognition

4) Coffee

5) Hip hop (it’s like a booster/pro-drug for my coffee)

6) Moments to meditate, &/or exercise to remove the clutter out of my head.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Integrating mindfulness, & planning to promote skillful, compassionate, and worldly living.
On a typical Friday night I am
Because my family and friends are mostly in Chesapeake, I visit there 1 to 2 weekends out of any given month. Reading up on topics relevant to my activism. I’m realling pretty open ended with what I do on Fridays just as long as I have someone to go out and do something fun with.
You should message me if
I find it difficult to put stipulations on what kind of person I hope to hear from. Certainly, I’d like to hear from someone that’s intelligent and caring. I want to be open-minded about the kind of people I might get involved with as there is much that human differences can teach a person. However, I do have some standards I’d like to stick to. If you’re serious about being on the right of the political spectrum, or are avidly religious we probably won’t get along (nothing personal, but I feel I should nip that in the bud now). I love to see curiosity in a person and would encourage people that want to learn and whom I can learn from to give me a chance. Whether or not you find my profile compatible with your interests I wish all of you luck in your endeavors to find the right person.
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