33 Grand Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
"Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path."
What I’m doing with my life
I am forever learning. I'm a college professor, and I absolutely love my career. Passionate and driven for more, I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Russia, and Asia. Still marked by a rather distinct wanderlust. Ive got tons of stories! I want to enjoy life, the simple stuff. I love to smile. I've been writing a bit lately, and I would like to explore this path farther.
I’m really good at
Making others laugh, listening, helping, and incredibly reliable. Plotting and planning excitement and adventure seems to come naturally as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read often, from classic literature to contemporary fiction. I enjoy movies and a few TV shows.

Dostoevsky, Kafka, Bukowski, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Gogol, Leskov, Sorokin, Hemingway, Franzen, Lermontov, Henry Miller, Hunter S. Thompson, Fitzgerald, Murakami, Sartre, Atwood, Didion, Anias Nin, Gaddis, Kundera, Salinger, Nabokov, Babel, Delilo, etc....

I dig all kinds of ethnic cuisine, i can recommend the best Mexican/Chinese/Thai food in the city. I thrive on culinary adventure.
The six things I could never do without
internet access
I spend a lot of time thinking about
History,writing, culture, travel, people, ideas, books.....the list goes on.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am typically out with friends, I have a weak spot for dive bars. I also adore lazy Saturday mornings. I enjoy using the weekend to "recharge".
You should message me if
you are bored of the typical
you want to smile/laugh
you are curious,
you have any questions,
or to share an observation... recommendation, etc.