so, i guess i'm something of a nerdy, outdoorsman/traveler , with some hippie'ish tendencies?
I grew up in Long Island, went to Penn, stayed in Philly a while to manage a pretty cool environmental program. i left to travel the world, so i did that for 2 years, then landed in Boulder to do a PhD in Economics. i'm interested in social justice, poverty, and whether consumption is really the true measure of human progress. unfortunately, i didn't find much support for that perspective (nor did i like the Boulder vibe much), so after completing my masters i left, moved back to Argentina and spent the past year working on a farm in Patagonia. i'm now back in Philly, figuring out the next phase, which will probably involve starting a permaculture farm somewhere in america.
personally, i'm a pretty simple, easy-going guy. i value simplicity and minimalism, and have little taste for luxury. i am generally more comfortable in third world villages than the western world but, while the buddhist in me wants nothing more than to live a quiet life in the mountains, the jew in me feels obligated to serve a greater purpose. this juxtaposition prob sums me up pretty well.
i love to travel. i've been many places, but i hate being a tourist. i immerse myself, learn the culture and the language, become part of the community. I also like to climb, ski, hike, camp, and all that other stuff. i have done some pretty serious climbs, but most of the time i like to take it easy, enjoy the day, and be safe. ultimately, its just an excuse to spend a day in connection with the Earth. and i LOVE to dance, but only if the music moves me, and also to cook (and have been told i'm pretty good at it)
i am a humanist. i believe in being honest at all times, with myself and others, doing the right thing, especially when no one's looking, treating others w respect, and doing my part, as best i understand it, in advancing the human race. i hope to find someone who shares these values.