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My self-summary
I'm now phenomenology. This account is sticking around as I've authored journal posts, tests, and questions under it. If you want to contact me, message my phenomenology account.

Erudite (sometimes seemingly so circumloquacious) so-and-so (no stranger to sibilants) seeks post-structuralist feminist Abigail Adams, who neither demures from applying Jane Jacobs's analysis to the suburban milieu nor fails to hear in modern environmental discourse the very scientism Rachel Carson warned against. Ideally, will understand Heidegger (or has a profound desire to do so), appreciate Ursula K. LeGuin, have a familiarity with Deborah Tannen.

(Alternatively, I'd swoon for a cross between Sydney Ellen Wade and Lorelai Gilmore.)

The capacity to find the terrible beauty in the cacophonic complexity of "Dressed in Your Pajamas in the Grand Salon" is a plus.

Spiritually bound to neither cynicism nor teleology, she will know the source of the aphorism "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there."--and be prepared to put that principle into practice.

Simplicity is a mirage, and I have no interest in drinking sand. Those who conflate complexity with complication, best choose elsewhere.

"Many sentences contained in that [section] were of a very dangerous length and were performed by highly trained vocal practitioners. On no account should inexperienced life forms attempt to imitate them without proper medical, jaw, and lung supervision." - D. Adams

I am affectionate, spiritual, and intense
What I’m doing with my life
Balancing precariously between disciplines, seeking shared reality, pursuing a degree in anthropology, with a long term project of applied evolutionary phenomenology--effectively applied anthropology meets evolutionary psychology meets existential phenomenology, with some Deleuze and NVC thrown in for good measure.

Essentially, living the life of a pedestrian philosopher (see next section). Brownie points if you can name who it is that identifies himself as a "street philosopher".
I’m really good at
Walking. I used to run a walking group on Long Island, to encourage locals to get out of their cars. I'd organize routes that would begin at a train station on LIRR, traverse some 5 to 6 miles of neighboring villages and hamlets, and finish up at a second station on the same line. We'd have a meal, and then take the train back to where people left their vehicles.

Every so often, I walk anywhere from 20-40 miles in a stretch, just because I can.

I've been accused of writing well, and of have received endorsements of my singing voice.

I quickly become the favorite back and tummy scratcher of every household dog or cat that happens to make my acquaintance.

When visiting with friends, I can often be found doing the dishes, despite attempts to shoo me away from the sink. Weird, huh?

Although I have not been blessed with any children of my own, on more than one occasion I've been told that I could easily be mistaken for an experienced parent, given the way I naturally comport myself in relation to children.

Carrying an invisible soapbox with me wherever I may tread.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sorry, this is not a question I've ever been inclined to put to anyone. Do others conduct surveys of what people usually notice about them? I'm imagining one of those people that stand around shopping malls with a clipboard....

[Update: Just the other day a young woman on the subway platform informed me (quite spontaneously) that I have beautiful eyes. I can't say that this sample of one is definitive, however.]
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) Stone Soup, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, They Cage the Animals at Night, A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, The Implications of Immanence, His Dark Materials, The Three Pigs (David Wiesner), Ursula K. LeGuin, Robert J. Sawyer, Harry Turtledove, Evolution (Stephen Baxter), The Years of Rice and Salt, The Alien Years, Mythago Wood, For Want of a Nail, Calvin & Hobbes, 1632/Ring of Fire, Riverworld, Tom Stoppard, A Monster Lives Under My Bed. I especially enjoy multi-perspectival, trans-genre fiction that doesn't try too hard.

(B) Stand and Deliver, Spirited Away, The American President, The Neverending Story, The Dark Crystal

(C) thunderstorms and the patter of rain; Sara Bareilles, Polly Scattergood, Akron/Family, Kristen Chenoweth, The Thermals, Ani DeFranco, my charts -- Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know, Loreena McKennitt, Perla Batalla, Jerry Jeff Walker, Stereo De Luxe, Joseph Lo Duca, Murray Gold, Broadway, 10fm, Toxic Audio.

(D) I grew up eating at five-and-dime lunch counters; fancy isn't my style. Thai, Cajun, vegetarian; tapioca, peanut butter, dried fruits, fruit leather, root beer, ginger snaps, rice pudding, raspberry-cranberry juice, grilled cheese sandwiches, cashews, pears, salads sans dressing, the end slices from loaves of bread, the crust cut from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; uncooked vegetables; Chick-fil-A (sadly, none in NYC). Do not consume: caffeine (except as it occurs in chocolate), tea, soup, gravies, or pasta.

(E) Television: Glee; my hulu history; anything by David E. Kelley or Joss Whedon; the Doctor Who franchise; Gilmore Girls; The West Wing, Fairly Oddparents; back in the day, I was a big EastEnders fan. My best friend from high school and I recently spent several hours researching the WCAU-TV 1980 show, StarStuff--ah, reminiscence for the era of locally-produced programming!

(F) Podcasts: my recent listening; sampling: This Week in Science, Common Sense with Dan Carlin, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, To the Contrary, WNYC's Soundcheck, NYT The Ethicist, SCOTUScast, 60 Second Science, Indiefeed.
Six things I could never do without
Contact lenses, working pair of legs, Metrocard, shelter, Blackberry, iPod (loaded with academic lectures)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Studying, most likely.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My Chinese name is 冷璧. I am defenestraphobic. Politically, I'm liberlist sociatarian, transpartisan meshworking. Sometimes cry while reading ethnographies. 2D:4D > 1.01. INFJ; 4w5; ICA; UU.

Okay, that's more than one thing.
You should message me if
[À la carte menu. Select one or more.] are not intimidated by my self-summary and/or don't take it overly seriously.'re looking for someone to have long wandering philosophical conversations with while taking long wandering exploratory walks. have an abiding appreciation of how common sense isn't. suspect you might, just possibly, be the person who will inspire me. are looking for new and interesting folks to hang out with while studying your academic topic of choice.

...ideally, coffee is not one of the six things you could never do without. have been following the recipe for evaluating 4w5.

If you've read this far, here's you're reward: Ode of a Romantic Poem
The two of us