bskain
29 Baltimore, United States
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My self-summary
What can I say, I'm tall, handsome, and intelligent.

Seriously though: I grew up abroad. I stay up late. I go hiking and canoeing as often as I can. For someone who never practices, I'm really quite good at table sports. I think a lot about exsistenial threats to humanity and civizational collapse and if the moral arc of the universe really does bend towards justice. All kinds of fun stuff like that, really. It's not that I like dwelling on the depressing, I just like the big picture view, and the big picture is kind of ugly. But it's also fascinating. If you want to understand how this world view translates from the macro level to the personal, you couldn't do much better than watching this 30 second clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEUh4FZIf8E .
What I’m doing with my life
Helping people navigate the clusterfuck that we call our healthcare system. I work in health insurance. I don't love it. I don't hate it.
I’m really good at
Confronting the absurd? As mentioned above, table sports. But really, games and strategy in general. I really enjoy a close, well played game, even if I lose (but I do particularly like to win).
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't have much (read: any) hair on the top of my head. I keep it short and well groomed like Jean-Luc and I like how it looks. But if baldness truly disgusts you, let me know beforehand so I can wear a hat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fiction: David Mitchell, Neal Stevenson, GRRM, Isabel Allende, JK Rowling, Robert Silverberg, John Scalzi, among others.

I also read a lot of non-fiction.

Film: Jurassic Park, perhaps the most fasinating documentary of all time. And so well paced.

Television: Jeopardy, mini series on HBO and Netflix. Good documentaries.

Podcasts: Pretty much all well made just history podcasts (and even some not so well made ones) but in particular Mike Duncan in both the History of Rome and Revolutions. Most of the stuff on Gimlet media. TAL, Radiolab, all the NPR stuff. Various true crime stuff though not the really lurid/justice porn crap. Anything that holds my interest while I work.

Food: I eat it all.
The six things I could never do without
Peanut Butter
Siblings
The Internet
NPR
Historical context
The Orioles
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The correct line of play. How to make public transportation in this city better without costing too much money. How we have come to this kind of dark place in history. How stupid past me would seem to me now if we met (like whenever I update profile a like this one).
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully with my friends, either out on the town or at home having some beers, quite possibly while playing a game.
You should message me if
You would like to get a drink sometime and see if we like each other.
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