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My self-summary
grew up in California; music school in the US; moved to Toronto in my 20s.

Somewhat reserved, love building relationships with people. Also love hanging out and having fun. Would rather discover restaurants, see a film, or attend to a concert than sky-dive or go clubbing.

Some paradoxes.. an artist's temperament, but reliably calm and self-collected. Confident but self-effacing. Searching for beauty while doing an MBA/now working in consulting. (I'll let you know how that works out.)
What I’m doing with my life
working a lot, flying a lot; volunteering in the arts in my spare time; collecting great musical experiences; trying to eat out less; refusing to subject myself to my own silly expectations.
I’m really good at
making espresso
addressing problems
opening bottles of wine
finding good restaurants
guiding city tours
The first things people usually notice about me
thoughtful commentary
potty mouth
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It's difficult to list this sort of thing; so this is an ad hoc sampling.. no hierarchy, order, or comprehensiveness expressed or implied:

Films: Moonrise Kingdom, Baraka, Match Point, Inception, Ronin, Lost in Translation

TV old school: Buffy, Six Feet Under, Frasier
TV recent: Billions, Hit and Miss, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels

Books: Bottom Billion, Omnivore's Dilemma and everything else Pollan, Slow Food Nation, Malcolm Gladwell stuff, Michael Porter stuff

New York Times; New Yorker; Economist; Saveur

Music: New: Crystal Castles, Biosphere, Goldfrapp, Grizzly Bear, Massive Attack
Old: Bach, Handel, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, Prokofiev, Mahler, Britten, Berg, Schoenberg, Pärt, Reich

Food: selective omnivore.
Very picky about: Spanish, sushi, brunch
Pretty slutty about: French, Italian, pizza
Totally excited by: good produce; stinky cheese; micro-brews; burgers ground in-house; decent pub food; pie.
Actually eat most days: yogurt, protein, veggies, nuts
Six things I could never do without
- family & friends: the people who season and amplify life, challenge me, expose me to new ideas, put up with my occasional grumpiness
- great music: listening, obsessing; learning, playing; proselytizing
- good coffee: Chemex at home; espresso out
- a career that means something to me
- my cat
- occasionally experiencing a sense of wonder ( that singular experience of hearing a piece for the first time, or hearing something new in a familiar work; or Georgian Bay on a sunny day; or holding a baby that's just entered a world full of love )
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to live a full life: how to enrich the people around me; how to be smarter, wiser, kinder. (I know that's not a word.)

Why people wear so much perfume to concerts. Why the tax code is so screwed up. Why people are still running Windows XP.

Music: Bach is nearly always running something in my head (keyboard suites, cantatas, string works). Really into Britten for the last little while; fixated on the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues for a time. When I was at Oberlin, I listened to nothing but the Gould recording of the 2- and 3-part inventions for like 2 months. (If you find this is starting to sound unhealthy, you're probably right.)

Why no one acknowledges public goods any more. Why people vote against their self-interest. Why there aren't more gardens, chickens and compost.

Food/wine pairings. Spain-Italy-France? Or London-Stockholm-Berlin?
On a typical Friday night I am
- at a concert; drinks after
- on a patio having dinner with friends
- cooking and entertaining at home
- at a café doing homework
- going on an unnecessarily long bike ride
- staring at my computer coming up with arcane procedures to organize my life
- finding beauty somewhere unexpected
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never had a threesome, despite the obvious justification.
You should message me if
.. you're interested
.. you're willing to forget about expectations
.. you have a good CD collection (well - you know - 'music' collection)
.. you're passionate about life, food, art, music, sex, public policy, and/or stemware.
The two of us