I'm a color outside the lines kind of person. I'm curious by nature and love exploring new places, cultures, ideas and getting to meet new people. I cherish my friends and family as the fellow travelers on my journey through life who keep me grounded and encourage me to fly.
Trained as a sociolinguist, I'm fascinated by the ways we use language and words to create our reality and narrate our experiences. Like the way I'm trying to figure out the best words I can use to give you (the reader and potential date) a sense of me.
On rainy days I like nothing more than curling up with a good book, watching a movie, or listening to a podcast of This American Life or Selected Shorts. But whenever I can, I get outdoors - hiking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, or just a walk around the nearest pond or park. I enjoy the community feel of living in a city neighborhood, but getting out into more rural and wild spaces is necessary for my general sanity. Any place with less people than wildlife will do. Something about looking up to see something untame wander by pulls me up short and brings out wonder and joy.
While I don't have children of my own, I truly enjoy spending time with young people of all ages. I welcome the opportunity to be involved in the lives of any children my future partner may have or bringing a new child into a family.