philohistoricus
34 Waltham, United States
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My self-summary
Philly-native who's pushing his 5th year in the area. Always enjoyed the lower likelihood of getting shot though never quite adapted to the "professional" culture in Boston where I still feel an outsider. That being said I'd be fine living the rest of my life in the Bay State.

I'm a PhD student in history. One article under my belt. It was printed in an obscure Italian journal--not a great one but ya gotta start somewhere.

I enjoy, reading, writing, watching movies, sharing a meal, hanging out with friends, walking around parks, and checking out museums or [used] bookstores.
What I’m doing with my life
My work involves going to campus and reading books, grading, papers, and sitting in on Italian classes as "that old dude" I used to curiously look at when I was an undergrad. Other than that:

Traveling (usually spend several months a year in Italy), reading, observing, running or swimming at the gym (that's the extent of my athleticism). I also watch lots of movies and listen to lots of "old" music (1995 and before)
I’m really good at
History, writing, languages, conversing about other cultures, religions, current events. I will usually do anything to make a girl laugh even at the expense of my self-esteem/honor/personal safety.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sociable, albeit cynical, w/ a nice smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read mostly non-fiction - lots of history, philosophy, religion. Favorite philosopher: Camus. Favorite Bible hero: Samson. Favorite old-school wrestler: Razor Ramon.

I'm mostly into older films, especially from the late 60s/70s. The list is long: just ask if you really care.

Music--all types. Soft spot for older metal: Judas Priest, Metallica, G 'n' R, Ministry, Pantera, etc. Aside from that my tastes are pretty diverse, though I don't care for classical or jazz.
The six things I could never do without
family, movies, books, car, office, thumbs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...Living in different time period. Yes, it's not cool, but I often think how my life would be different if I was 30 years old in 1976 or even 1776.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, reading, watching TV, writing raps, boardgames, arguing about politics (domestic and international)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a rare medical condition--small fiber peripheral neuropathy. It kinda sucks and can sometimes interfere with enjoying activities (it can cause some serious pain). Nonetheless, I haven't let it define my life for the last five years. I basically enjoy the battle ;)
You should message me if
Somewhat compassionate and non-judgmental (a must--see 'the most private thing I'm willing to admit section' above)

You find young, cynical, slightly neurotic Jews under 6'0 incredibly attractive.

You're willing to meet up.

You like writing poetry.
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