I'd like to meet intelligent, adventurous people. I need someone who is intellectually curious and flexible and savors the give and take of protracted conversation. HOWEVER, I am in an open relationship, I have no plans of changing that. It works beautifully for me.
I am a programmer and work for a large NGO although my background is in emerging markets and economics.
I often with my teenager which I enjoy immensely, In the Summer, I garden on my roof deck and I am a great gardener but a horrible planner so , mid-August I am harvesting 50+ tomatoes a day. I buy a lot of people off with tomatoes. (Side note, one of my favorite smells is tomato plants.)
During the Winter (when I should be planning my garden), I restore old cameras and develop film. I have (and use) a digital SLR but I love the mechanics of old cameras. My favorite is a 1962 TLR with bellows that takes amazing pictures.
My elevator is currently out... for a total of 10 weeks. I am now amazing at getting up 6 flights of stairs with bags of groceries/laundry/etc/
I regularly read the Economist (particularly the obit section which never fails to entertain me), Atlantic and New Yorker (ok, I always intend to read the NYer), London Review of Books. There is something about the three year discussions they print - review, letter about the review, letter about that letter...
I read a lot about languages but mostly online (language hat and language log).
I'm open to whatever connections I may make. Needless to say, I'm straightforward, and there isn't much, if anything, that I'm not willing to answer or discuss. GGG and I am one of the least judgmental people you will meet and I expect the same.
Finally, I am in an open relationship. People (ok, mostly men) seem to think this just means I will do anything with anyone. To clarify, I am not looking for one-night stands or hook-ups. My open status is defined, and there are boundaries that have been discussed and agreed upon with my partner. It is not a free-for-all nor would I want that.
We have a committed relationship, and our open status helps us both fill needs that we can't always provide for each other. Someone else to lean on, have fun with, to have real conversation with, friendship, and appreciation.
Please be respectful of this situation (or at least trying to understand)