Being active and enjoying having a healthy body is important to me, but I have my occasional slumps of sloth. What I do for exercise changes periodically but at one time or another it has been swimming, biking, running, trail running, dancing, spinning poi, doing yoga, hiking, etc.
I went to college in Virginia and studied Buddhism, though these days I consider myself more of an atheist. I have a masters in international relations but fate and interests have taken my career in other directions. I enjoy well-written non-fiction books on almost any subject but human evolution is one of my favorites.
I'm interested in a meaningful and intimate relationship that gives us both comfort, support and a base from which to grow towards the people we aspire to be.
I love learning, getting outdoors, spending time with close friends and family.
- Absorbing new and mostly useless facts
- Always finding some form of exercise that really makes me happy
- Remaking myself
- Cat's Cradle - It began a love affair with Kurt Vonnegut
- Guns, Germs and Steel - Brain candy, so well written and the ideas are so impactful
- For Whom the Bell Tolls - The way Hemingway seems to blend Spanish and English makes me feel like I'm experiencing both at once. A thrill!
- Born to Run - The nerd in me loves the evolutionary theory part, the athlete in me loves the way the author expresses the simple joy of running
- The Violinist's Thumb - A fascinating overview of what we know about genetics and how we came to know it.
- The First 20 Minutes - An excellent summary of the latest and greatest scientific discoveries around exercise.
Shows (I generally try to keep this to a minimum but inevitably get sucked into a few)
- Game of Thrones
- House of Cards
- Family Guy
- Radiolab Podcast - Intriguing ideas presented in an approachable and entertaining manner.
- Planet Money Podcast - They do a great job of revealing how fascinating it can be to look at the world through an economic lens
- Savage Love Podcast - Sometimes it's informative and eye-opening, often it's just trashy fun.
- The Atlantic
- Mother Jones
- The New York Times
- Reddit (there's a subreddit for every new thing that fascinates me!)
- Most of what they put on AltNation on Sirius
- Anything that makes me move
A healthy body
(To be determined...)
Health. How to build healthy routines into my life and enjoy it.
Human evolution. It's impact on modern life and what we can learn for the future.
The overlap between Buddhism and psychology. Cryptocurrencies. Behavioral economics. Post-scarcity economics. Endosymbiosis. Epigenetics. SETI and space colonization. How to live well on a daily basis. And more.
Also, I'm fond of callipygian women and in this regard I'm generally incapable of deceit.