I try to approach life intellectually without sacrificing the fun! Tradition is important to met, but I am afraid to be like everyone else ... I have always avoided conformity.
I try to embrace all forms of excellence and creativity, meaning that I love to watch sports just as much as seeing Renaissance art at the museum.
In college I studied Arabic and the Middle East, but have many other interests -- literature, the arts, and linguistics. In my free time I like traveling, going to comedy clubs, art museums, reading poetry, hiking, cooking, even gardening.