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My self-summary
Curious, attractive, nerd, warm, radical, thoughtful, generous, creative, butch-but-bohemian-enough-not-to-be-too-invested-in-that, earnest but not naive, bemused but not cynical, bummed I can't post a photo, hoping you will give me the opportunity to explain this. (In lieu of photo I'll say here that I pretty much live in black Levis with 29" waist, 30" length.)

I spend my time figuring out entertaining ways to tell good stories and poke the bad guys. I am fortunate to have a terrific career, though am less interested in the money than the work that it makes possible. Would love to meet someone creative, adventurous, independent, femme or femme-ish, open to a relationship.

Oh, and I do not reply to "Likes" and would prefer to just meet you over lots of back and forth on this loathesome and yet all-too-necessary machine.
What I’m doing with my life
I am discovering stories, and sharing them. Oh, and my day job is a university professor (but that's not why I don't post my photo).
I’m really good at
Asking questions
Packing lots of stuff in a small backpack for long trips.
Home repair
Adventures in NYC and beyond
The first things people usually notice about me
Will research this and be back with update.
UPDATE: I asked a friend and he said my smile. Also, people tell me I do not look my age, but they might mean I don't act it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book, meaning most influential, is either Virginia Woolf *Between the Acts* or Jean Rhys *Wide Sargasso Sea*, at least as much for the texts as the amazing professor who taught them in a Modern English Fiction class I took in college.

Also, I'm a bit obsessed with Don Quixote.

Music: WFUV-ish stuff.

Food: largely vegan. I love to cook.
Six things I could never do without
2 cups of coffee in the morning, a hard copy of the New York Times, pen and paper, my bicycle, the Quiet Car on Amtrak, the adage rules-are-made-to-be-broken, brussel sprouts.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever project in which I'm immersed -- I probably work too much.
On a typical Friday night I am
I travel a lot, so could be anywhere from Michigan to Cyprus, film downtown, or just crashing w. Campari and soda, watching reruns on Netflix...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Working on this. Will tell you over a drink.
You should message me if
you're sexy, thoughtful, imaginative, open to romance with the right person, able to have a conversation, read books, warm, or have something else you think I should have in my life for which I don't yet know to look.

(Or if you have thoughts on whether I should have just gone with "look for.")

Also, please send a brief message, as I will not see it if you just "like" me. And the no photo thing is firm, sorry. I do have a really good explanation and it has nothing to do with my appearance.
The two of us