I have a challenging and interesting job (two, actually), and have a five-year-old son to whom I'm very devoted, but I am missing that special someone in my life. Just completed all the legal stuff on my divorce, after having been separated for well over a year now. My ex and I have a amicable relationship, and share custody of our son. But I am definitely ready to move on in terms of a new relationship.
I have strong political views, and aim to help change the world. I say this without a trace of irony. (I find it very strange that OkC doesn't have political views on "My Details." I would think that lots of people would want to search based on political compatibility--I know I would.) I describe myself as a socialist and radical democrat (small "d"). If the word "socialist" makes you want to run screaming from the room, it's probably not worth your while to read further.
Social theorists and historians (biggest influences on my work and thinking) -- Marx, Weber, Gramsci, Luxemburg, Trotsky, C. Wright Mills, Eric Foner, E.P. Thompson, Keynes, Michal Kalecki, Amartya Sen.
English fiction and poetry -- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials; J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter; Stephen King (mostly the non-horror, non-supernatural stuff); Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna; Ken Follett, The Century Trilogy; Philip K. Dick; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes; Philip Roth; Edgar Allen Poe; Robert Frost.
Spanish fiction and poetry -- Pablo Neruda, Nicolas Guillen, Antonio Skarmeta, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende.
I'm really into comix/graphic novels, mainly of a social or political nature -- Art Spiegelman, Maus; Jason Lutes, Berlin; Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis; Guy Delisle; Alison Bechdel; Joe Sacco.
The Godfather I and II, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Shawshank Redemption, Dazed and Confused, Reds, Motorcycle Diaries, Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain), Che I and II, Groundhog Day, Rushmore, Jerry Maguire, Planes Trains and Automobiles, LA Story, Roxanne, Cast Away, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Princess Bride, Wall Street, North Dallas Forty, Bull Durham, When Harry Met Sally, Midnight Run, The Full Monty, Bread and Roses.
Favorite TV shows (all time):
West Wing, ER, Friends, Law and Order, Mad Men, Veronica Mars, Sex and the City, Cheers, Seinfeld, Star Trek TNG, The Office, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother.
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sting, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Billy Joel, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Gillian Welch, Billy Bragg, Victor Jara, Silvio Rodriguez, Chavela Vargas, Bob Marley, Manu Chao, Ella Fitzgerald, Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev.
I should probably stop now.