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My self-summary
I grew up in the 20th Century and I travel there for work pretty often.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a librarian so I mostly answer questions, or try to do so.
I’m really good at
I can go from clean-shaven to bearded in two weeks flat.

My skills include bookbinding, book repair, and book collecting - I'm not necessarily good at any of those things, but I enjoy them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Henry James, Pauline Kael, Steve Reich, M.F.K. Fisher, A.J. Liebling, Eric Rohmer...

There's no interesting answer to the question "What's your favorite TV show?" That one is a trap.
The six things I could never do without
Can we compare lists of things we could always do without, instead? Let's share phobias and aversions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a democratic socialist, I don't drink, and I live in New Jersey. Might as well be up front about those three things.

I didn't grow up in a coastal area and, possibly as a result of that, I don't care about the beach.
You should message me if
I once read in a New York Times article that there are certain ways you can tell if someone's lying on an online profile: "Liars tend to use fewer first-person pronouns. [...] Liars use more negative words like 'not' and 'never,' [...] use fewer negative emotion words like 'sad' and 'upset,' and they write shorter online personal essays." I am not saying that I want to meet liars but they do sound charmingly mysterious and admirably modest when you describe them that way.

You should message me if you are Margaret Atwood. Or Carla Bley. I'd like to people with obscure motives and surprising interests; if that's you, go ahead.