52Tampa, United States
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My self-summary
I am so sad about the white rhino in France.

I've got a school age son and I co-parent and I'm an involved dad. I'm active, charming, thoughtful with my friends and I have a general compassion for the people of the world. I spent years in public service, doing grant work, working in schools and communities. I have a master's degrees in psychology and public health and it shows when I talk. My undergrad was in psychology and gerontology, and I took time to learn to sail and do social dances. I am a northern transplant and sometimes it shows. I'm pro union, i worked with IATSE in Tampa, and think about organizing at my work site but know they would throw me out.

I'm liberal to the point that I know not to volunteer my thoughts in public discussions and had arranged several talks with my siblings prior to the holiday so that we could work toward being civil during the family gatherings - it worked mostly. While very analytical, I am also very empathetic. I have a generally positive outlook despite my awareness of unfairness and dysfunction in the world. I appreciate people and animals and trees and rocks, and the ocean. I used to scuba and fish, but being a parent replaced that. I prefer to volunteer my time instead of going to bars.

People generally think I'm younger than I am.
I like a super strong cup coffee and I tend to get a little technical about it.

When its something important, I do a good deal of thinking before I make decisions and you can be pretty confident that I've considered the possibilities and when talking, sometimes I don't complete my sentences.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working to assure to the best future for my son. I'im going old school with my backyard chickens, and I\ve hatched a few clutches with an incubator, and I even sold some pullets. its pretty cool.

I'm fixing up a rehab project. Got a jeep too, it's a mid life thing..

I'm interested in seeing someone who's actually read this far.
I’m really good at
Statistics, volvos and mgbs, fishing, camping, sailing, grilling and crock pots; being a dad.

Things I don't want to be good at but am:
-Reheating the second portion of meals cooked for two -- it's getting old.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books are a rare pleasure, and I've found the tablet essential. I do news, trade journals, and technique books.

TV: I stream everything and wait for the next travelers, follow Dr. Who, and enjoyed Dexter, the walking dead, the strain, anything with Watson in it (Elementarty, Watson, Shirlock...), Ripper Sreet, bbc anything, and appreciated glee more than the talent shows due to the manufactured suspense though i enjoyed some outtakes on youtube. I prefer food podcasts to cooking shows and would rather do than watch, and I miss Norm.

I appreciate the theater and see cinema out, and i volunteer to get to see concerts (I could buy tickets and take a date, but haven't found the right combination of woman and song).
Six things I could never do without
Questions like this would not be on that list. Honestly, there's not much we really can't live without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
parenting and parenting strategies, working with teens.
On a typical Friday night I am
I get invited out to cook, Its funny to me. I get access to peoples kitchens and prepare meals for friends. The holiday season has really mixed this up though - traveled some, and I've had no typical Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't feel as emotionally attached to my local npr affiliate as I am to the syndicated shows on the station, and I'm finding some of my favorite show have podcasts so the local station has less relevance. My local station's needing to up it's game to keep my pledge. I think it would be cool to have a bumper sticker from kcrw or wkut. I have one for WMNF and appreciate their programming.
You should message me if
You want to date. If you feel curious about something. If you enjoy engaging conversation.

If you'd be open to going sailing with a group of academics who don't take themselves seriously at all.

If you need a dancing partner for a night of dancing or a dance class.

If you'd like to learn to dance without going to a class, but need someone help break the ice whom you can ditch later.

If you want to take me horseback riding.
The two of us