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My self-summary
Hello DC! I lived here many years ago, working as a reporter on Capitol Hill, and I just moved back recently. During the intervening years I lived and worked in New York, Chicago, Cambodia, and Seoul, South Korea. Now I have returned to "put down roots," and I'm very happy to be back.

About me? I studied philosophy in college, which instilled me with a certain intellectual loftiness, but most of that is balanced out by a crass, childish sense of humor. I thrive on dynamism and energy. I cherish art, culture, literature, diversity, music, food, noise, activity and stimulation. I love motorcycles and look forward to getting another one. I am absolutely indifferent to sports and religion. I have powerful convictions and believe that any topic can warrant robust discussion and debate. I might be stubbornly convinced that I'm right about an issue, but if you present me with convincing evidence otherwise, I will ALWAYS consider viewpoints on their merits.

I've lived a supremely fascinating life these past few years, and I often reflect on how lucky I've been. I think it would be nice to have someone to share this crazy ride with. If any of this interests you, if you are a thoughtful and independent person, we should talk.
What I’m doing with my life
My background is in journalism. I was a political reporter on Capitol Hill and a magazine editor in South Korea and elsewhere. I have since realized that corporate communications promises a more lucrative future, so I have migrated into the world of Public Relations. I'm currently the creative director of a marketing and PR firm that deals primarily with emerging technology companies. Basically, I'm Don Draper *wink*.
I’m really good at
Few things give me pleasure as much as meeting new people and learning new things. That's one of the reasons I got into journalism; everyone has a fascinating story to tell. As a result I am comfortable in almost any social situation, and I am terribly grateful for it.

Also, I can breathe fire with kerosene. And I am a goddamn wizard in the kitchen.
The first things people usually notice about me
They don't. I am like a ninja in the shadows...

Actually, I guess they probably notice my easygoing banter and general up-for-anything charm? This is a tough prompt...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Camus, Nabokov, Tom Wolfe, John Krakauer, some Hunter Thompson, Twain, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, some Tom Clancy, a few Steven King numbers - I'm all over the map. I tend toward nonfiction. Also, you should read 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.

Movies: Anything that can make me laugh, cry, think or cheer. I have a soft spot for campy horror and zombie flicks. I very much like a good documentary.

Shows: The Daily Show, Colbert, The West Wing, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Mad Men, Dowton Abbey, Arrested Development - plus good historical documentaries, nature shows, current events, etc.

Music: My musical tastes are as broad and deep as the sea.

Food: I am a committed epicure and have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world, and yet few things can beat a bowl of spicy noodle soup from a Saigon street cart. I will try absolutely any food once.
On a typical Friday night I am
Livin' the dream.
You should message me if
If you've made it this far, you should probably just go ahead and message me.