The one thing I am passionate about...
I am driven to know - to question the world around me. I love studying my faith, listening to African music, sketching, and laughing loudly. I adore children. I love the honesty. I want to become a real human being.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading sustains me - whether a fun novel or a serious academic book. I love playing games, laughing, and eating with people I enjoy and share common interests. Museums invite. Hiking pleases.
The most influential person in my life has been
Faith. Genuine, orthodox, evangelical faith in Jesus Christ. I'm looking for a friend - a beautiful, intelligent, caring, and thoughtful person who knows herself. She lives with confidence and joy. She attends to what is good, noble, and beautiful. I want to share her values. Faith in Christ is key [I'm Eastern Orthodox]. Can she laugh and enjoy life?
The first thing people notice about me
My eyes or my honesty.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished a fascinating study of the rhetoric of Byzantine art. I enjoy fiction of all kinds - Hunger Games to Dostoevsky. I always have something spiritual next to my bed.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The glory of God - in truth, beauty, and love.
- My family and friends, who are fellow sojourners.
- Traveling around the world
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm not sure...
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Genuine, Intelligent, Thoughtful
A little more about me
My life has had ups and downs - including but not limited to many plane rides. My heart desires intimacy. I love to be silly and laugh loudly but I have an intensely serious side too. I love art, books, puppies, and babies. I'm not excited by materialism, celebrity gossip, and general mindlessness. I want to engage life and others - hopefully with a special woman. I'm conservative (not politically) yet with an open mind. I'm interested in friendship first and foremost.
What I like to read
History, Literature & Fiction, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
the man who was thursday, things fall apart, the great divorce, anything by c.s. lewis, the giver, harry potter, hunger games, katherine paterson, on the incarnation, stanley hauerwas, kallistos ware, david bentley hart, schmemann, wittgenstein, abraham j. heschel, guns, germs, and steel, le goff,
Sports I enjoy playing
Bowling, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Extreme Sports, Football, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
u2, mgmt, nirvana, radiohead, the mars volta, coltrane, nina simone, rahsaan roland kirk, afrofunk, monteverdi, beethoven, byzantine chant, josquin des prez, bach, steve reich, toumani diabate, toumani diabate
Movies I like to Watch
Comedy, Educational, Historical Drama
Favorite Movies to Watch
annie hall, groundhog day, amelie, baraka
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
the office, the wire, planet earth