bookandocean
50Baltimore, United States
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My self-summary
I love spending time with smart, witty people. I value a sense of humor, a love of adventure, and loyalty. I am myself loyal, funny, and smart, and I appreciate a good adventure--especially if it makes a hilarious story later.

I travel frequently for both work and pleasure. I'm a university professor, and I just finished a book based on my research in the Caribbean. I'm planning a trip for fun to India this upcoming summer.

I love good food, wine and conversation. I have an adorable terrier, and we like hiking in beautiful places. I swim, bike, run (started recently), do yoga, and sail.

I'm looking for someone with whom to explore neighbourhoods and restaurants, to hike or bike, to talk about current or past events, or just to relax. I'm trying to learn how to cook; I have totally mastered eating and doing dishes. I don't have kids, but I enjoy having them in my life. I have a 6 year old godson who teaches me me a different kind of playfulness. I just got a sailboat, and I am trying to improve my sailing skills. I have an interesting life, and I am in a great position to share it.

If you are a thinking, evolving person, send me a message. I'd love to meet for a drink or coffee.

I prefer to date someone who lives nearby, but I can always make exceptions. I don't much like instant messaging, though. I'd much rather meet for a drink or coffee!
What I’m doing with my life
I like getting to know other cultures and immersing myself in them. I recently finished a year-long fellowship out of town; I'm glad to be back in the classroom and the city. I'd like to meet someone with whom to spend quality time. Though I'm a bit bookish, I'm also social and fun. I have a good group of friends in Baltimore. Also, I'm pretty left-leaning and increasingly galvanized politically.
I’m really good at
Reading; writing; editing; talking; laughing; identifying good restaurants from a mere glance; travelling (finding my way around new places and enjoying the challenge); being a friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am usually laughing. I talk to strangers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jane Eyre; The Dragon Can't Dance; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Blood Meridian; the Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; anything by Erna Brodber and Kamau Braithwaite; Films: The Harder They Come; Shaw Shank Redemption; BBC Pride and Prejudice; and Mama Mia. Music: Bob Dylan; Bob Marley; Damien Marley; Stephen Marley; JGB; Fanton Mojah; The Clash; Johnny Cash; anything Reggae or sixties. Japanese; Indian; Caribbean; B-B-Q; grilled food and fresh fish.
Six things I could never do without
My dog; my friends; nature; cheese; coffee; books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
dinner
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends, drinking wine or at home with pup.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
What do you want to know?
You should message me if
You are fun, thoughtful, interesting, funny, and honest.
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