39 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Nurse. Socialist. Organizer. Single dad. Gentle. Pretty god damn funny. Aims to please. Not necessarily in that order.
What I’m doing with my life
Raising a three year old. Working as nurse in a pediatric emergency room in the Bronx. Making my union stronger and more feisty. Rebuilding a socialist movement in the belly of the beast. Trying to figure out what else is out there.
I’m really good at
Maps. Logistics. Empathy. Comedic timing. Making gin & tonics. Being comfortable. Punctuality. After midnight. Knowing random facts. Connecting theory to practice. Packing a car or a storage unit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Don't know, I've never asked them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Vonnegut, Kingsolver, Bourdaine, Foster Wallace, E.L. Doctorow, Trotsky, Baldwin. Trying to get into China Mieville. Just read the Art of Fielding and was impressed.
Movies: Wes Anderson movies and just about everything else.
Shows: Now: Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Treme. Before: The Wire, Sports Night, Friday Night Lights, Six Feet Under, Roseanne, Roc, and of course much more (I am an American damn it).
Music: The Head and the Heart, John Gorka, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang, Ike and Tina Turner, most blues, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, most funk, most dance hall and dub.
Food: Everything, but mexican is my staple. I think that part of my brain was born in Puebla.
The six things I could never do without
Mexican food
Human connection
At least a promise of air conditioning at some point
My planner
My son, of course
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How people can learn to not be so frustrated at each other and see the big picture.
Infinity. I mean, if space is infinite, but only matter is expanding, WHAT IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MATTER??
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I seem to be getting worse at cracking eggs as time goes on.
You should message me if
You like to laugh. You stand for something. You are at least somewhat interested in social issues. You can have a sharp debate without taking it personally (unless it's about something personal). Liking gin and tonics or good whisky is a plus.