Over the last ten years, I have lived all over North America from San Diego to Quebec City and many places in between. I have really enjoyed the experiences I have had in getting to know different parts of the continent and have met some really interesting people along the way.
I come from a very international and academic family with whom I remain very close. I am the product of an Italian-American father, a Jewish mother, and a Japanese step-father. I have travelled extensively around the world, including many summers spent in Japan with my relatives and research trips to China and India with my folks. I still love to travel on vacation and recently have been to Turkey, Belgium, Austria, Germany, and Italy.
Despite being a mathematician and an academic, I am not a hyper-geek. Many of my colleagues have told me that I am basically normal, but in math circles that is probably an insult .
I really love spending time in nature and enjoy running, hiking, and visiting new parks. I love winter sports. I grew up in Canada and the woods in the winter hold a special place in my heart . Some of my favourite sports are cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
I also like the lights and action of the city. In my spare time, I love going out to new restaurants and pubs with my friends. I enjoy the finer things in life: good cheese, wine, whiskey, craft beer, and listening to classical music. Nothing makes me happier than a good night out on the town with stimulating conversation and several laughs over a good bottle of red (or several bottles).
I really like talking about politics, current affairs, and history. I subscribe and read several different newspapers and magazines. I am following this election season very closely and praying that Trump doesn’t win and hopefully loses big time.
To summarize, I am basically a Northeast liberal, Jewish-Japanese intellectual, who is often mistaken in bars and on the street for Jerry Seinfeld, although I do not claim to be as funny as he is .
If this sounds interesting, feel free to drop me a line and we can chat.
I am an avid non fiction reader. Really enjoyed "A Civil Action" by Jonathan Harr. I just finished reading "1861" by Adam Goodheart and "In the Garden of Beasts" by Michael Larson. I also enjoy historical fiction, especially David Liss' books.
I am also really like fantasy books and am slowly working my way through Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series.
I have watched too many great movies to list here. But some of my favourites are: Good-bye Lenin, Apocalypse Now, Das Boot, Lawrence of Arabia.
On the less serious side: Caddy shack, Zoolander, My Cousin Vinny, Beverley Hills Cop.
TV: True Detective (season 1; the second season was terrible)
GofT, The Night of, Trailer Park Boys (A guilty pleasure from the old country :)), Rick and Morty, Squidbillies.