51San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
i am thoughtful, kind and gregarious. my unconventional childhood gave me the freedom to develop my own ideas about how to live. a curious mixture of opportunity, planning, and chance have guided me to a fulfilling life in san francisco. i am a bit worker, but have a full set of social skills and understand that life extends beyond the glowing rectangle i gaze into daily. one of my hobbies is meeting new people and making meaningful connections.
What I’m doing with my life
i've been lucky. my work has always been fun and interesting, and i have not needed to concern myself too much with money. i have amazing, brilliant friends who challenge and inspire me. i strive to learn, to expand my mind and my heart, and the ever complicated relationship between the two. i aspire to build ever better, stronger relationships.
I’m really good at
i enjoy making positive and meaningful connections with people i meet, but in such a way as to preserve our individual natures. i tend to do well in a room full of strangers.

i'm pretty good at expressing ideas, small and large.

i'm happy in a kitchen and have some small skill at predicting how the ingredients on the counter might taste if mixed and heated.
The first things people usually notice about me
people comment on my easy-going nature, or my socks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: thinking fast and slow, better angels of our nature, neuromancer, design of everyday things, the time travelers wife, envisioning information, enders game, the elements of style, the periodic table (primo levi), understanding comics.

movies/tv: madmen, the wire, spirited away, seven samurai, the simpsons, fight club, helvetica.

music: de-phazz, air, pink martini, daft punk, john pizzarelli, red elvises, esquivel, april march, eartha kitt, banobo, lily allen, infected mushroom, stereo total.

food: salmon, fresh green things, all things milk fat, hollandaise sauce, perhaps a bit paleo.
Six things I could never do without
in no particular order: honesty, butter, people, water, ideas, sunlight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
though it sounds rather grandiose i do spend time thinking about how to make the world a better place. these thoughts come in many forms and levels: how can i change myself to improve my local world? how can we use technology to improve lives (rather then just augment them)? how can we construct effective governments which permit citizens to be free and fulfilled?
On a typical Friday night I am
ideally i'm spending time with good people, and frankly beyond that it doesn't matter very much.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You should message me if
you are kind, creative, and thoughtful.
you live in a world of open relationships.
you a ready to talk about your ideas.
you don't mind too much mind i can't spell.
The two of us