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My self-summary
I'm generally an easy going, and intellectually curious person. Sometimes like to debate, other times like to listen to the sound of silence. Lover of life. Believe that happiness arrives when it is not sought after, and when one is doing what they do (best), actively creating/inventing who they are. I appreciate reading, writing, watching sports (CFL, NFL, UFC), going to the gym, breathing, living, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
Finishing up a phd, teaching. Writing (often in a quasi-academic style) fictive bursts of thought.
I’m really good at
Turning water into wine. That is, finding the good in the otherwise not-so-good.
The first things people usually notice about me
My glasses? I am not other people. You tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche); Houellebecq, Dostoevsky, Bukowski (of course), Kerouac, Woolf; media theory; critical theory.

Movies: Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Basketball Diaries, Kids, Julian Donkey Boy, Big Trouble in Little China, Falling Down, Blue Valentine, Bully, etc.

Music: everything from metal to jazz: Cryptopsy, Coltrane, Cannibal Corpse, Sinatra.

TV: Portlandia, Breaking Bad, Girls, South Park, SNF/MNF, Sopranos, Seinfeld, Married with Children, Gameday Morning, Modern Family.
Six things I could never do without
The basics (food, water, oxygen, shelter).

The life of the mind.

Other people (family, friends, interesting people).



I spend a lot of time thinking about
Thinking (and life itself).
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night. Visiting coffee shops, pubs, friends' places, or, all of the above.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an OkCupid account.
You should message me if
You like conversation, consider yourself open minded, have a sense of humor...are not a bot.
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