restless, insatiable curiosity about the world
restless, insatiable hunger for justice
love to laugh, often, even (especially?) at myself
After living in five different cities in three different countries over the past decade, I've finally settled in Boston where I work at what may very well be my dream job.
During all the moving around, dating wasn't my biggest priority, but now I'm looking for someone to share my big brain and big heart with. Ultimately I'd like to find a life partner, but let's start with coffee and conversation and see where things go.
I also have a low-key freelance practice doing editing and writing coaching with academic writers who are working on book-length manuscripts.
Movies: Amelie, Together, About a Boy, How to Steal a Million, Wait Until Dark, Charade, Let the Right One In, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
[what, no tv category?!]
TV: Burn Notice, Bones, Big Bang Theory, P.O.V., Global Voices, Independent Lens, nature documentaries (especially about octopuses or tornadoes), Castle, Ugly Betty, The Good Wife, Friday Night Lights.
Music: After a few years where I listened almost exclusively to Swedish and Norwegian folk music (I know, nerdiest musical interest ever, but, in my defense, I play Scandinavian folk music on the fiddle), I'm now rediscovering my love of all sorts of music. Some of the recent additions to my iPod: Robyn, K'Naan, Neil Finn, Bartok and Ravel Chamber music, Aterciopelados, Tom Zé, Dixie Chicks, Carlos Vives, Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, Bebe, Issa Bagayogo, Salif Keita, Bajofondo, Rupa & the April Fishes, Missy Elliot, Nuru Kane, Rokia Traore, Angélique Kidjo, English Beat, Elvis (both Presley and Costello).
Food: Adore southeast Asian food (Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian). Spent a year in France learning to cook at the Cordon Bleu School, so it's safe to say I love French food. Dumplings of all sorts (dim sum, manti, pirogies, ravioli, gyoza, kroppkakor). Bacon. Scrapple. Stinky cheese. Oysters.
something to read
something to write on and with
something delicious to eat
twirl a baton
identify any wildflower I saw
Also, I don't own a car and have no immediate plans to acquire one.
If you're interested in knowing anything more personal, email me or suggest a cup of coffee. I don't get any more revealing here since people I know from work (thankfully not students) have ended up in my list of potential matches.
You're at least liberal on the US spectrum. If you think that abortion is murder, gay marriage is an abomination, the US is post-racial now that we have an African-American president, and that poor people need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, we'd probably just spend our time arguing.
You don't necessarily believe in karma, but you treat other people as if you do.
I'm not a stickler about grammar and spelling. I've worked as an editor, and I know that even the most brilliant people makes typos. I've also lived outside the US, and know that English is not everyone's first language. That said, I can be swayed by an amusing or intriguing turn of phrase.
Gender plays a bigger role in whom I'm attracted to than sex or sexuality. In other words, I'm usually most attracted to folks on the butch or masculine end of the gender presentation spectrum, whether they're gay, straight, bi, cis, trans, intersex...