50 Tyler, United States
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My self-summary
Hi. Originally from south Lousiana, I'm reasonably bright and inquisitive with a moderately active and healthy--as my friends say--inner 14-year old. I can be serious when it is required, I'm dependable and I'm a good listener. When all is said and done, however, I do prefer laughing and making others laugh to excess displays of solemnity. My friends, my pets, my students--I'm a university professor--and my work keep me grounded. I'd like to meet someone interesting and interested in things, who can put up with and encourage my irreverence and whose life I can share in as she shares my own. I'm not very good at describing myself but here are some miscellaneous things that might be of interest:

Though I have none of my own, kids and I get along very well. My friends here all have young children and they tend to enjoy my silliness and I enjoy and encourage theirs.

For fun, I enjoy walking, hiking, playing basketball with friends when the opportunity presents itself. I love walking on the beach when available--and in the rain. I must admit that rain makes me happy. It is one of my favorite things. (Mind you, I can do without all the pyrotechnics--lightning, hail, etc.). When it rains, the world quiets down and gets the opportunity to renew itself. A walk in the rain would be high on my list. Better still would be to be close to someone I care about on the sofa, sipping coffee, and watching it rain through the window. Don't get me wrong, sunny, pleasant days are great too but, as with rainy pyrotechnics, too much of anything…

I most enjoy an evening with someone I care about. Nothing necessarily fancy--though I can adapt to those situations as well. Dinner, wine, a movie and conversation are perfect. Being with someone who is both interesting and interested is among my favorite things.
I’m really good at
What I do ; ).
The first things people usually notice about me
I've no idea. My laugh perhaps...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books for me: right now, Phillip Kerr's Berlin Noir; espionage novels; histories of philosophy and science (geekiness will out...); Thich Nhat Hanh
Books for work: Edward Said, David Grossman, Judith Butler, Giorgio Agamben, Foucault, etc.
TV: Burn Notice; Fringe; Jon Stewart; Craig Ferguson (my brother by another mother...); Rachel Maddow
Food: Greek, Indian, Lebanese for starters.
The six things I could never do without
my friends
my pets
vistas, the night sky, trees, rain
music (esp. jazz)
books (and other people's ideas/experiences)
time to think
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too many things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends or relaxing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
you have posted a picture. I want to see your eyes! Then drop me a line if you are interested in building a long-term relationship grounded in good communication, trust, and a thoroughgoing enjoyment of each other's company.