40Eugene, United States
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My self-summary
I'm going to be in Eugene on Monday and Tuesday and I would love to meet up for breakfast or a date!

Let's meet up and talk about projects and art too big to accomplish alone, and leave all buzzed with new ideas!

Pirate mail a.k.a. Deadletter. The letter writing project begins with an envelope stenciled with the Deadletter logo. When I meet people, I put them on envelope and I add some sort of way to find them that isn't their address. Perhaps there in the choir, or a bowling league, or they attend a club regularly. On the back of the envelope they will give me a topic that they would like a letter about. The next time I set up, perhaps someone to select their topic and writes them a letter. The letter is then given to a traveler who might be going to that state, bar, or pizza place. Maybe it gets there! It's very much a letter in a bottle. I don't know about individual letters, but I often hear about letters arriving, so I know that some of them are getting to their destination. I'll be in Eugene with all of the letters both right and to deliver on Monday evening, come write to a stranger and maybe get mail your self!

I have a number of great projects, but not on a particular schedule. As long as I get my tasks done, I can meet for lunches, dinners, happy hours.

I have had several careers - I was a Seattle bike messenger while I got my undergrad, then worked special ed while I got a masters in teaching, then taught in public and private schools. Now I'm running a business, making art and working on my dissertation, focusing on how we would organize math education for the next century.

I ask everyone 'what do you make?' - this is a better choice than 'what do you do?' - it speaks to the heart of their growth and interest in the world. Let's make some things!
What I’m doing with my life
I need to write my dissertation proposal. My business is running itself. I have a 16-year-old who lives with me, which is great because he's old enough to run his own life.

I have art I'm working on, fiction and non-fiction I'm reading and writing, and computer modeling of network visualization displays.
I’m really good at
I'm getting extremely good at information theory, computer modeling, welding, construction, baking chocolate chip cookies, organizing group projects, designing art projects (and even sometimes implementing them!) and juggling many many balls without dropping any (metaphorically, I'm actually a shitty juggler).
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm working on something...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Science Fiction books and movies, though not horror - isn't that strange? So I like 'Aliens' as science fiction but get impatient when we watch 20 minutes of suspense in Prometheus. I like '28 days later' (science zombies!) but hate zombies in general.

Books: Anathem, Name of the Wind, Baroque Cycle

Shows - The Lower 48, here in town. Electronic music. Parties we throw at our building with amazing DJs.

PS - I find myself uninterested in writing all the details out for this one, so I answered very little. There's so much!
Six things I could never do without
the internet
a project
things that roll
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cognition, decision making and metaphor. How groups reach decisions, and most specifically, the times the group goes one way right now while engendering a long-term backlash.
On a typical Friday night I am
I've been hosting a series of large-scale events at our large industrial building...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Also, I'm convinced that everyone is worth knowing, and I'm disappointed in myself if I can't find the patience to appreciate a difficult person.
You should message me if
I think I'm after what everyone on this site is after - I think we all hope to meet someone who inspires us to be better people, to believe in the possibility of the future, to make and create.

You'd like to do more than sitting in a bar having drinks.

If you have ever undertaken a quest.

If you believe that the world can be improved, by you, in your lifetime (the efficacy problem).

If you have a poem memorized.
The two of us