43 Watertown, United States
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My self-summary
I love Jesus, words, laughter and all different cultures. I am serious and goofy at the same time, a writer and teacher and lover of theater.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a teacher's aide at a local school, a part-time freelance writer and college writing instructor, and in my spare time, a creative writer/memoirist/actor. I’m a member of many communities -- family, friends, church. Love the Boston area!
I’m really good at
Writing, editing, articulating my feelings, expressing myself in body and mind.

Being fascinated.

Finding humor in things and enjoying the ridiculous.

Enjoying simple and extravagant pleasures alike.

Avoiding answering questions about my sexual preferences on OKC. Therefore my personality profile says "less sex driven." I prefer to discuss that stuff with the appropriate person at the appropriate time, and I'm just as sex-driven as the next person. Word.
The first things people usually notice about me
Perhaps my smile?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Goodfellas is my all-time favorite. Crossing Over. The Visitor. Crash. Shortcuts. Office Space. Just One of the Guys. Bad Teacher. Spotlight.

TV: Breaking Bad. Brooklyn 99. Arrested Development. Portlandia.
Food: Pizza. Anything cooked with love and gratitude, especially while camping. I love to cook for people! Mangoes. Salmon. Indian food. Kale, even though it is so 2012.

Music: I'm a SUCKER for EDM and other pop...trance to house to American pop to African pop. 90s hip hop. Underground and Christian hip hop, such as Tunnel Rats and Remnant Militia. If you know any more, clue me in! Rare groove, funk. I love WeFunk radio out of Toronto. Blues. Soul. Led Zeppelin. Worship music. Anything I'm dancing to at Lowell Music Festival. Live African drumming and dance.

Books/Authors: Lucia Berlin, Lauren Winner, Steinbeck, esp. Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. John Kennedy Toole Confederacy of Dunces. Jonathan Franzen. Ottessa Moshfegh. Alice Munro, Raymond Carver. Arthur Miller. ZZ Packer. Lorrie Moore. George Saunders. Flannery O'Connor. Nicholas Kristoff. Richard Foster. John Piper. Anne Lamott. Henri Nouwen. Virginia Woolf, Tobias Wolff. Mary Karr. Mary Oliver. Gerard Manley Hopkins. Shakespeare.
The six things I could never do without
God's love, The Holy Spirit, the Bible, my family, my friends...I know that's five, but that covers it. A sixth: forgiveness.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Relationships and how to get along with people, what makes people click together. Sacrifice and reconciliation. Being stretched emotionally by others. How to achieve balance in life. How to be more content. What stranger's lives must be like. How people interact and what they need from each other. Making plans for the future, whether it's the day off I have tomorrow, or next summer. What God thinks of me and how to believe that reality.
On a typical Friday night I am
at dinner with friends, or at Playback theater rehearsal or...on a date doing something fun:)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
not very private but important...I need a lot of alone and downtime, even though I'm outgoing.
You should message me if
We’ll likely have some chemistry if you are open to God, who to me is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, if you love any kind of books and/or art, if you have at least some capacity for introspection, and a huge capacity to be amused.