I think I was born to be a physics professor but got distracted by activist projects and efforts to make the world a bit better, from a veg*n cafe to writing a book about cognitive science and healthier politics. Enjoy being intense about ideas and making a difference in the world warm and an open listener with friends. Mostly vegetarian/vegan, and like potlucks with friends where every burner is going. I like academia & enjoy sitting in on classes where I haven't taken the prerequisites, or staring at the moon and trying to better understand or explain its orbit. My closest friends tend to be people who struggle with the world's insanity, take actions to make the world a little bit healthier (teachers, therapists, activists, healers, environmental/city planners) and ideally balance that with looking after their own and their friend's energy in the process amidst their larger-scale engagement. I started life a nerdy science major, but have long been opening space for nature, yoga and reiki, recently loving blues dancing. J-Date clarity: I think I'm an anti-High-Holidays Jew, I go to synagogue or a small thoughtful celebration from time to time, but skip HHs. Tikkun olam is my favorite word and concept for "activism.".