ittookmeplaces
40 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an old soul and a kid-at-heart. These days, I'm drawn more to authentic connection, aliveness, and beauty in all its forms. I converse easily amongst academic types but have opened up my range a lot. My humor slants offbeat and sometimes just flat-out wrong, but hey, that's often where the hint of truth lies...

In relationships, I like to be warm and goofy, as if we were slightly drunk by default. Note the 'as if'
What I’m doing with my life
I do my best to keep things interesting:
- part-time bioenergy r&d /growing my software consulting business
- playing music at gospel church, speakeasies, funk/rnb jams, reggae festivals
- salsa dancing
- lying around like a bear or dog

My master plan is to have 4 months off every year, and I'm almost there!

I'm getting into mindfulness as well, but giving up steak is not going to happen
I’m really good at
reharmonization, bizarre yet accurate analogies, touch
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Songs that saved my life: Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, James Cleveland, COGIC, Brad Mehldau, The Smiths, Schubert lieder, Beck, Stevie Wonder, Isley Bros, Erykah Badu, Jeff Buckley

Louis Ck, Raymond Carver, TS Eliot, Chekhov, Anthony Bourdain, NPR, Marc Maron WTF, Annie Hall, and yes, Anchorman. Or maybe Step Brothers, tough choice!
The six things I could never do without
dancing
food, high-brow and low-brow
ballads (jazz, pop, boleros)
my stunning piano
off-the-path international travel (e.g., Syria and Belarus)
interiors that set a mood

Not kidding about the food part, my sis and I just waited 3.5 hrs in cold rain for the best brisket in the world
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My dna is probably 10% Pooh bear, but I can get a little dark
You should message me if
You are sweet, creative yet down-to-earth, and march to your own drummer
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