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My self-summary
ENFP/Enneagram 7/Taurus/Hufflepuff/Human

Seattle (policy, development, etc.), sports, design, deconstructing empire/oppressive systems/bad relationships, social justice, community development, art, music, spirituality, and people are strong interests of mine. I was brought up in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition (though I don't identify as Catholic), and I've also encountered meaning (and non-meaning and everything in-between) in many other ways in the world. I'm excited by the fact that your life experience might reveal some things I've encountered and a shit-ton of a stuff that I haven't.
What I’m doing with my life
Community organizing and graphic design work take up most of my time. I can be found at The Station or other CD establishments drinking too much coffee (getting hella #caféded) while designing things, meeting with rad humans, and/or responding to organizing emails.

Regular contact with spirituality keeps my willing impulses in a sharper, more discerning place. Meeting one-on-one with a spiritual director, as well as with multigenerational community groups keep me grounded in the real, important, and often nuancedly-messy stuff. I'm unpacking shit, especially my own. Always.

I sing in a choir while harboring a secret ambition to start a rock and/or roll band. I "slappa deeyah bass" and have the voice of an angel.

Coed rec league soccer and pickup basketball occupy my nights a couple times a week. And I have recently tried my hand(s) at boxing. I supplement that with gym visits a few times a week, so yeah, I like to stay active.

When I'm at the bar, I'm drinking an IPA or whiskey ginger (ale or beer). Or water. But everyone drinks that.
I’m really good at
keeping eye contact, smiling, dad jokes, drawing things, using sports analogies to explain complex life problems, karaoke, staying grounded, getting parking tickets, falling asleep in unusual locations, constructing portmanteau, boogying, staying up late, pressing the "snooze" button, seeing the bigger picture, going for it, and having a good time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm brown.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Art of Loving, The BFG, The Divine Milieu, East of Eden, Lonesome Dove, The New Jim Crow, The Pilgrimage, The Prophet, The Sickness Unto Death, Silence, The Sun Also Rises, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Movies: Coming to America, Forrest Gump, Good Will Hunting, Happy Gilmore, Hook, I Love You, Man, and The Shawshank Redemption

Shows: Bob's Burgers, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Master of None, Twin Peaks

Music: Andrew Bird, The Beatles, Blue Scholars, Cat Stevens, Chromeo, Dr. Dog, First Aid Kit, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Saintseneca, Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, and Van Morrison. Spotify's Discover Weekly feature is creepily affirming. When driving, I listen to KEXP, oldies, or sports radio. But that's not music, so I'm not sure why I included that here.

Food: I'm allergic to fish and nuts (except almonds), so I'll eat anything that aren't those things. Selling organic fruit at farmers markets for a couple summers introduced me to the wonder of pluots. I really like hot/spicy/salty food. Filipino food is dope, too. But I just call that "food".
I spend a lot of time thinking about
upaya, Suscipe, "thou mayest", "practice makes permanent/habit", right relationship, collective living, humans, being human, paradoxes, and what I'm thankful for.

Oh, and love. Duh.
On a typical Friday night I am
I go Pike/Pine-ing a lot less than I used to, but sometimes that. Karaoke at The Bush, enjoying a pitcher with friends, or watching Bob's Burgers from my couch are more typical now.
You should message me if
you're cooler in-person than you are online, you're not perfect and aren't expecting me to be, and you don't want me to send you any dickpics.
The two of us