57Daly City, United States
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My self-summary
Life is really short; it must be embraced. Sometimes you need to tear off your clothes and jump into the cold water, or hop that train, even if you don't know where it leads. You need to make deep connected relationships with those around you, even if you think they might only last a short time. When you feel your palms starting to sweat, you need to say "yes!". Play it safe, risk nothing, and you'll die without having lived.

I'm rocket scientist smart, stand-up comic funny and basketball player tall. I'm happy and optimistic and was described by my Yoga teacher as "a human light bulb." I mate for life, every time. ;-)

I'm kinda ADD so I'm always doing a bunch of things at once. I'm captivated by architecture, infrastructure and information systems. For fun, I cook, sail on the bay, visit hot springs, make animated films, and design electronic sculptures. I'm currently learning fashion design. (There's actually a lot of time in the day if you don't waste it in front of the TV.)

I think humans are designed to be poly, so I'm not the jealous type, but I tend to spend my time cultivating only a very few relationships because I'd rather go deep than wide. You, of course, are free to make your own choices .
What I’m doing with my life
I teach and I write about marketing, human happiness and organizational theory, with the occasional technology or management gig.

I've worked with my share of non-profits: the UN, woman's shelters, foster kids, Hub Oakland and the like. None of this makes me a whiny leftist. I'm sometimes politically incorrect, I believe in capitalism (even if I'm disappointed in how we are doing it) and I drive a big SUV (but I'm mostly on BART).

My best friend and I have built an amazing house which is a magnet for remarkable people, gorgeous meals, great conversation, love, art projects, music and film. I call it an "unintentional community." We have hung out together for 25 years. When you meet him, you'll understand why.
I’m really good at
Teaching complicated stuff to people, designing things, making computers do what you want them to do, cooking, getting you to laugh, giving a decent spanking, making an ordinary day into an adventure. A former girlfriend says I taught her to fall in love every day.

Food: I am fascinated by food. I love to cook. I love to find food in the wild (which I can do while hurtling down the freeway at 70 miles an hour). I can almost remember every meal I've eaten. I've taught all my friends to cook, and I've written a blog post on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Oh, and I'm a certified BBQ judge who travels around to various contests in the West.

I excel at things that are complex and problems which need to be operated on with incomplete information. I suck at the simple, routine, repeatable tasks (like dragging the trash out to the curb on Thursday, or whatever the hell day it is supposed to go out).
The first things people usually notice about me
Duh...the fact that I'm the tallest guy in the room.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Yes, yes, and yes!

Greek, Asian, Pakistani, Italian, Southern US, French, German, YUM!! (In no particular order.)
How can you possibly choose? I don't get the idea of "favorite." It's all wonderful; it's all amazing.

Books are a curse. I used to have linear yards of bookshelves and hundreds of pounds of books, in spite of my constant efforts to give them away, sell them, and not hoard them. Now I've moved them over to hard drives. Still, some are too beautiful to part with. They are almost all non-fiction. There are tons of science, technology, business and marketing books. There are lots of short stories, some philosophy, psychology, humor and biography, and a bunch of classic science fiction.

I attend the occasional underground party and I often volunteer at Burning Man-type affairs, so I hear a lot of house music. I like almost everything except stuff where people are talking (Hip-Hop, Opera and William Shatner). Rarely, I compose on keyboards.

I don't analyze movies, dissect the story arc, watch for foreshadowing. I jump into them and swim around and let the current take me where it may. I love the classics, great Sci-Fi, "chick flicks", animation. I don't care much for Kung-Fu, gore, cheap horror, or sports.

To name any is to do many others an injustice, but I know you want a list so let me mention just a couple: "Dr. Strangelove," "Hudsucker Proxy," "Harold and Maude," "Juno," "Waking Life," "Forbidden Planet," "Battleship." I know I'm inviting ridicule from my highbrow friends, but I also liked "Titanic" and "Empire of the Sun" and "Bolt."
Six things I could never do without
Yes, well, you can do without anything. But my six favorite things could be: People, freedom, love, books, fresh fruit (especially melons, berries and fresh-squeezed orange juice), semiconductors.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make my friends' lives better.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical anything in my life. One Friday I am out in the Mojave desert. The next, dancing my ass off. The next one, sailing. The next one, sequestered in my lab where I am designing a new electronic wearable.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do animal rescue, but for stuffed animals. I just seem to find them here and there, so I take them home, clean them up, sew back on a eye or nose, give them a name (and usually a job) and toss them in with the rest of the menagerie.

But in truth, there is nothing private on here. My private life doesn't belong on the Internet. To find out who I really, really REALLY am, you'll just have to meet me.
You should message me if
If you are grateful for your amazing life. If you are passionate about something (anything, really). If you love to cuddle. If you are looking for some adventure (like making out in the back of a truck in the redwoods).
The two of us