danwashheights
41 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
In my free time, I'm usually doing one of the following: running, taking in some culture (music, movies, books, museums, plays, dance performances... I enjoy them all), eating, or just wandering around the city. In my working life, I try to help ensure that NYC public schools are providing students with the best education possible. It can get intense at times, but I'm glad I get to spend my time on something that's personally meaningful.

I love NYC, but also enjoy getting out of the city. My most recent vacation: a week in Oregon to check out the food scene, browse Powells, and... run a 200 mile relay race from Mt. Hood to the Oregon Coast with a bunch of friends.

Life's not perfect, but at the end of the day, I'm fortunate to be where I am and I try to be grateful for it.
What I’m doing with my life
helping to close the achievement gap; getting ready for a marathon; eating my way through nyc
I’m really good at
recommending books (and customizing to personal interest/mood); thinking of activities to do in and around nyc
The first things people usually notice about me
I think before I speak.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: the first man; atonement; the executioner's song; anil's ghost (really, anything by michael ondaatje); netherland; young men and fire; the singular pilgrim; ; behind the beautiful forevers

movies: mean streets; chungking express; in the mood for love; dog day afternoon; lost in translation; band of outsiders; spirited away; my man godfrey; swing time; eternal sunshine...

music: lucinda williams; gillian welch; prince; yo la tengo; "mermaid avenue" - billy bragg and wilco; nina simone; emmylou; m. ward; laura cantrell; bright eyes; the national; frank ocean

shows: friday night lights

food: korean; momofuku; pommes frites; prosciutto di parma; grom
The six things I could never do without
the New Yorker
running sneakers
NY Times
Sunday softball on the Great Lawn
'waltz for debby' by Bill Evans
family/friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to spend my next vacation
On a typical Friday night I am
having dinner with a friend or two
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is the first time I've ever used one of these sites, which may or may not be obvious from my responses.
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