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33 year old man
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Seeking:
women 24-36
Within:
50 Miles of Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Relationship:
Never Married
Have kids:
No
Want kids:
Definitely
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Body type:
About average
Height:
6'2" (187cms)
Faith:
Christian / Catholic
Smoke:
No Way
Drink:
Moderately

 

ABOUT HIM & WHO HE'S LOOKING FOR

(... and there's a picture of a train on it! The Simpsons formed a deep and lasting impression on my young psyche.)

Hi there! I finished a Ph.D. in English Lit last summer, and now have a visiting faculty position at the same school (exceedingly glad I don't have to say goodbye to Widener yet!). I work on late-medieval devotional translation in England, stemming from my interests in mysticism and Middle English. Luckily I get to teach all kinds of medieval and Early Modern literature, and I've written about music and art history a bit too. I like to translate medieval lit, although I've only done a couple things on that front so far. German and Dutch literature are also pretty important to me, especially the medieval mystical tradition.

Geographically: I grew up in Connecticut, went to boarding school in western Mass, was an undergrad in Chicago, then lived in Glasgow, Cologne, and Japan for four years before heading back to the States for grad school. I've lived between Union and Inman for the past 5 years, except when I was in Florence and Oxford and Antwerp; I'm pretty sure it's one of the best neighborhoods to be found. Davis is tempting, though!

I've been lucky enough to travel to several dozen countries in the past decade or so. My favorite places I've travelled have been Malaysia (esp Malaysian Borneo) and South Africa/Namibia. Although I think Berlin is the best place I've ever lived -- but then, it also has the rosy glow of the semester abroad (and three operahouses). But every time I think I discover the prettiest corner of Italy, I always come across something even more charming or stunning. And caffe corretto with anisette has few peers.

I also adore long hikes: I've done the Camino de Santiago (500 miles-worth, starting at St Jean Pied-de-Port), the John Muir Trail, and 10 days in the Ladakhi Himalayas, and turned 27 on top of Kilimanjaro. Next up is the Long Trail, and another Camino from Portugal to Santiago. Next countries I really want to visit: Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Spent some of last summer in Indonesia, climbing mountains and buying textiles. Teaching Shakespeare in Shanghai this summer, with some stops on the way and back.

So that's me, in a nutshell. Feel free to write if I left anything out, or if you'd potentially like to meet up. Best wishes for happiness, wherever you may land!

Interests:
Camping, Coffee and conversation, Cooking, Dining out, Gardening/Landscaping, Hobbies and crafts, Movies/Videos, Museums and art, Music and concerts, Exploring new areas, Performing arts, Religion/Spiritual, Travel/Sightseeing
Sports & exercise:
I'll tell you later
Exercise habits:
I exercise 3-4 times per week
Pets:
I have Cats
Pet Essay:

I have two cats -- brothers, in fact! -- Jeoffrey and Jujeh. My parents have a German Shepherd who is totally dear, too (they're in CT). If you dislike cats... sorry, dealbreaker!

Political views:
Liberal
Sign:
I don't believe in astrology
College:
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
For fun:

I love to sing choral music and opera, drink beer, play board-games, go to BSO concerts, learn new things, read the New Yorker and Harper's, and travel to as many places as I possibly can.

Favorite hot spots:

Market Basket, am I right?

Favorite things:

Music - especially classical (Mahler, Bach), opera (Puccini, Verdi, Mozart), medieval, choral (Brahms, Schubert). And TMBG.

Books! Medieval literature, Graham Greene, Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Anne Carson.

Mexican food. Tabasco sauce.

Last read:

A book a friend of mine wrote -- I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson (check it out!). And a couple novels -- Kafka on the Shore, and On Chesil Beach. Working on "How German Is It?" and Mitchell's translation of Book of Job

ABOUT... HIM HIS DATE
APPEARANCE:
Height:
6'2" (187cms)
3'0" (91cms) to 8'11" (271cms)
Body type:
About average
Slender, About average, Curvy, Athletic and toned
Eyes:
Brown
No preference
Hair:
Dark brown
No preference
   
LIFESTYLE:
Smoke:
No Way
No Way
Drink:
Moderately
Social Drinker, Regularly, Moderately
Occupation:
Education / Teacher / Professor
No preference
Income:
$50,001 to $75,000
No preference
Relationship:
Never Married
No preference
Have kids:
No
No answer
Want kids:
Definitely
Definitely, Someday
   
BACKGROUND/VALUES:
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
No preference

Polish and German. Not especially exciting, although I've studied German a good deal. (and Polish for one semester - wow, it's hard!)

Faith:
Christian / Catholic
No preference

It was a long and wandering path away from the faith of my childhood and back again. What we know about the sacred can only be as in a glass, darkly. I have deep respect for all spiritual traditions that foster love and bring us closer to the eternal

Languages:
Dutch, English, German, Italian, Spanish
English
Education:
PhD / Post Doctoral
No preference

Northwestern for B.A. in English, Glasgow for an M.Th. in theology, a year in Germany as a Fulbrighter, and a Ph.D. in English at Harvard. Finished 24th grade last August!

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