I pick up people and do tricks. People climb on me and stand on my shoulders or roll around and I flip them over or a variety of other things. Or I climb up fabric strung from the ceiling and wrap and unwrap and roll and unroll and tie and tumble and spin!
I dance swing and blues (and sometimes contra, and I've done contact improv and tango and ballroom and probably more). I love collaborating with the music and with my dance partner and moving to the mood of the music and playing with the interactions with my partner and hitting some moment in the music just right and being in the moment and we both know it's awesome.
I'm a big fan of Science and all sciences great and small, and especially when they show us amazing beauty and complexity in the universe. I'm attracted to big juicy data sets like the US Census or the Internet. I'm a humanist atheist with an appreciation of Buddhist mysticism and Zen ways of trained thought.
I'm a Maker. I make robots and windmills and glowing electroluminescent bike helmets and blindingly bright electric poi and doohickies. I write software from short-story little silly web toys to medium sized novels. I cook, I bake, I sew, I weld, I solder, I glue; whatever it takes.
I'm vegetarian, liberal, monogamish, and allergic to cats.
I've grown a full beard, but I'm not sure if I'm a beard guy. I've been growing my hair long since 9th grade, and I'm pretty sure I'm a long-hair-guy, but that might come to an end someday.
In a grander sense I want to:
1. Love and be loved.
2. Create great things.
3. Make the world a better place.
4. Do lots of fun things along the way.
A friend insists that I write here that she notices that I'm "strong" and "graceful".
Movies: "Real Genius", "Princess Bride", LotR (extended editions), "Spaceballs", "Fast, Cheap, and Out Of Control", "Magnolia", "Babylon 5"
Music: Moby, Gotan Project, The Might Be Giants, Weird Al, Orbital, Paul Oakenfold, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Christopher Franke
Food: sweets (probably too much), Indian, Chinese, pancakes, chocolate chip cookies, cheese. I stopped eating mammals in 2001 and the rest of the animal kingdom in 2009. Sometimes I even bake vegan.
Favorite Superheroes: The Doctor, Batman, Goku
Fitness and food, perpetual challenges.
Energy policy. How to build better windmills.
How to get the Democratic party to be more stridently liberal.
Becoming a father someday, and finding someone to go in on that with.
I've been told I look good in a kilt.
Big warm fuzzy secret heart.
I'm monogamish primarily seeking a primary partner who is poly, monogamish, or monoga-flexible.