30Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
Southern Gentleman and Scholar with a wild streak that pops up from time to time. Willing to try most anything at least once, I'm generally laid back and know how to appreciate life's free gifts and simple pleasures, but am also driven and committed to pursuing my interests as far as they'll take me. Keeping my body and mind healthy (while still throwing down and raging occasionally) is important to me. Got a strong passion for travel, adventuring, and seeing where a map and advice from locals will take me-- Cuba, Japan, and China were my favorite trips thus far. My main interests are music and live shows, travel, running and hiking, reading, Eastern philosophy (Zen and Taoism) and environmental and social justice.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been back home for a few years in Richmond after graduating from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.
Re-discovering my hometown of good ol' RVA and new haunts and music venues. Currently I am studying Chinese medicine and Qi gong (it's kinda like Chinese Yoga) at a local school. I am actively seeking more good comedy in my life, whether it's live stand-up or watching comedians perform. It is indeed the best medicine....
I’m really good at
putting words together; I make a mean gin n' tonic and bangin' stir-fry; empathizing; dancing like no one's watching (yeah yeah, everyone says this dancing crap, right? ; ) staying grateful in spite of adversity; still tree-climbing like crazy since a young lad
The first things people usually notice about me
Of course my dashing good looks and impeccable savoir-faire, ha hah. You should tell me that yourself if we ever meet. I'm curious to know the answer to it myself, as telepathy is a skill I'm still workin on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-- "Calvin and Hobbes," Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Carlos Castenada. Many, many others, I also really dig graphic novels and some old- school manga and anime.
--The Simpsons, The New Sherlock, Big Bang Theory, PBS Nova specials, Jeopardy
-- I listen to most everything except Opera. Favorite genres are alt. and classic rock, hip-hop, and reggae.
311, The Black Keys, Hendrix, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Jane's Addiction, Esthero, Fiona Apple, RUSH, Led Zep. For the hip-hop, Kendrick, the Last Emperor (whom I did a show with at Alleykatz a while back), Common, Nas, and Rakim stay on the playlist.
-- Any good vegetarian/ ethnic food, particularly Thai, Indian and Ethiopian, sushi, watermelon, any kinda cheese and/or wine
Six things I could never do without
Stereo in the room and Alpine in the car, music, sweet music, dig?
The Great Outdoors
Strong green and black tea
Family and close friends, including my cat
humor/ spontaneity
Something good to read
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes in class, then checking out a show or shindig downtown or getting a meal with friends.
- At the river in the afternoon or early evening
You should message me if
You're going to the Folk Festival and want to meet up and rock out! You love music and live shows and wanna trade tunes or see a show sometime, discuss what you're currently reading, get coffee or tea somewhere, or feel we may share a karmic connection from a past life ;)
The two of us