65 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I'm sort of a contradictory person--a dreamy intellectual, an artist with a taste for the sciences. Way too educated but love to work with my hands. I am deeply interested in the arts in general. I love Italy, am studying Italian, and am fascinated by the Renaissance and in love with Renaissance painting (among many other things). I'm opinionated, fierce in an argument, but in fact am a total softie with a loving and loyal heart. Raised by the king of bad puns, I love to play with words. Banter? Dry wit? The surreal ridiculousness of Monty Python? Yes, please.

I am artistic, smart, and funny
What I’m doing with my life
I've done many things. I was a science journalist in NYC for awhile, then studied cultural anthropology in graduate school and worked in a museum. Now, after fifteen years designing and making jewelry, I've returned to writing about science.
Studying Italian, reading it, speaking it, and hanging out in Italy are important parts of my life. There's something thrilling about speaking another language -- a mysterious transformation. It's always surprising.
Making things remains crucial for me, though what the things are changes.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea -- you'd have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many. Books -- Jane Austen to Paul Auster, with Henry James and Shakespeare in there too. I recently finished Elena Ferrante's Naples books and they are lingering. I've never read so complete a portrait of a friendship. Movies. Hm. The old Thin Man maybe, for its fantasy of a marriage and New York. The Double Life of Veronique. An obscure but truly amazing old film by Resnais called Melo, which 3 people saw and which I've never forgotten.
Food. Almost anything except the meat and potatoes genre. Vietnamese is a particular favorite. Funghi porcini. A really great peach.
The six things I could never do without
Friends. A good book. A wagging tail somewhere nearby. Greenery. Art. Stuff that I can make into other stuff. Oh -- and dark chocolate. I know it's a cliche, but really; I have to have it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
you're an honest, genuine, intelligent man and if any of what I've said or implied sparks your curiousity or strikes a chord of recognition.