32McLean, United States
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My self-summary
I like amber lagers with a strong malt component, quiet nights in and late nights out, home cooked meals, summer peaches, and Irish pubs.

I’m a history geek. I love finding a good story to tell about interesting people and places in the past. I’ve traveled around the states for work (park ranger and historical interpreter) and around the world for fun and enlightenment. I love traveling to a new place, digging into its history, eating its food, and finding out what makes it special.

Most of my jobs have been outdoors, where I’m happiest. When I have to be inside, I like an old-fashioned pub, with good friends (or good strangers) and an engaging conversation. I’ve never been accused of keeping my opinions to myself or of being quiet. I love a healthy debate with an interested partner. My friends consist of an inexplicably high number of teachers, actors, seamstresses and costume/fashion designers.

I'm supposed to let you figure this out, but I'm an overly sentimental cynic who secretly wishes that life was as well scripted as an Aaron Sorkin drama or a quirky indie comedy.
What I’m doing with my life
I am recently back in school while also working a pretty full schedule. When I'm not working or at school I'm probably tending my garden or cooking something tasty I've recently harvested.
I’m really good at
Gardening. Trying out new recipes and cooking from scratch. Convincing people I live on a farm just before the Revolutionary War. GGG, switching, public play. Exploring the world. I like board games, Euro-games but don't get enough chances to play.
The first things people usually notice about me
A little short for a storm trooper.
I have no indoor voice.
My hair is long.
I have a beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I prefer nonfiction and historical fiction, but I have to confess to reading some good fluff lately.

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Six things I could never do without
Engaging conversation
A story to tell
Fresh fruit
New experiences

I know that isn't six, but I can't think of a sixth thing I can't or haven't done without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The polar pull between international wanderlust and a longstanding desire to establish and live on a farm somewhere.

Also: politics, international relations, and whatever is growing in my garden.
On a typical Friday night I am
What's typical about a Friday night?

(I'm a familiar face at a D.C. Social club that has recently reopened)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will watch a romantic comedy with you and probably enjoy it.

Sports movies make cry despite my utter disinterest in sports.

I only shave my beard when I am paid to do so.
You should message me if
You have something you're passionate about and enjoy sharing your passions with a partner in crime.

You like quite pubs more than loud clubs.

You'd rather be lost in the woods than Lost in a city.

You like making the first move. (Knowing what you want and asserting your preference is a big turn on.)

You like swapping stories of international travel.

You know a good beer I should try.

Or, you think we could have an adventure together.
The two of us