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I am a student and traveler hoping to enjoy the life I live. I love to cook, read, play music, dance and just generally take in joy. I play the banjo, guitar, and bass and hope to learn many more instruments in the future. I love to meet people and discover the differences and similarities between our ways of thinking. I love philosophy but do not consider myself a philosopher. I love to play music but do not consider myself a musician. I don't know what I am but I think that is ok because not knowing has a joy to it as well.
Self-betterment is a lifelong occupation. Love and happiness must be cultivated to be found.
Generally, I love old theology (Hildegarde, Boethius, Augustine, Ibn al-Arabi) but I read it through the lens of continental philosophy (Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Foucault). I'm very much a product of my generation in this way: characterized by a search for authenticity in old traditions but an inability to shake off the conclusions of post-modernism. In a different vain, I wrote my thesis on death and immortality in Kant and Plato.
I love exploring. Of all sorts. Whether that be physical or mental exploration I find the process of discovery quite amazing. I'm very interested in different languages as well even though I am quite poor at learning new ones. Overall, I like to read, play music, listen to music, dance, sing, watch movies, meet people, and just generally try to enjoy the precious time i have in life.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music:,, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Nick Drake, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Fela Kuti
Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, \ , Beyond Good and Evil by Neitzsche, all Platonic dialogues, Le histoire de sexualite vol. 1 by Michel Foucault, Solibo Magnificent by Patrick Chamoiseau, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, The Living by Annie Dillard
Movies: Pulp FIction, Big Lebowski, Thin Red Line
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Live! Isn't that enough.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to teach and be taught music. I'd love to talk about anything from a critical standpoint. I love to cook and learn new ways of cooking. I also enjoy juggling and can teach beginners or get schooled by experts.
Countries I’ve Visited
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Morocco, Tunisia, United States