32 South Burlington, VT
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My self-summary
Formerly from FL, came up to VT to get way, way too much education, staying in VT for the long term, otherwise, a daily reader, frequent hiker, occasional guitarist, and constant talker.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying the life of a hustling new lawyer and small businessperson. It's busy, but at least it keeps me out of trouble and student loan default.
I’m really good at
Oh goodness, answering this seems either like bragging or self-delusion. I'd rather just say I learn quickly and hope for the best.
The first things people usually notice about me
Here are some sample reviews:
"He's like the sister I never had!" - Emily Bronte.

"An honest and decent man. I hate and fear him." - Richard Nixon.

"The only guy you can talk about and still count for the Bechdel Test" - Rachel Maddow.

"The reason I freed the slaves. Not really, but still a great guy." - Abraham Lincoln.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Man Without Qualities, His Dark Materials, The Master and Margarita, At Swim-Two-Birds, Kolyma Tales, The Wind In The Willows, Blood Meridian, Fear and Loathing in '72, The Life and Times of Lyndon Johnson, Doctor Faustus, anything by Janet Malcolm; O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country for Old Men, The Third Man, Downfall, quite literally any movie with, or pretty much even featuring Werner Herzog; Adventure Time, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Connections, and Sunny in Philly; and anything made with either love or curiosity.
The six things I could never do without
My satchels, dark colored liquids generally considered "strong", all sorts of kinds of books, humor, Google, and breathing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Odd things. Whether Napoleon would have been Napoleon if there had been dragons; whether universal female literacy alone would suffice in place of coercive population control strategies in-and-of themselves; whether dogs look at eating cat food the way we look at cross-dressing; and how the hell I have a bag of cat food and no cat in the first place.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either with old friends or new friends. Homes and bars and restaurants and parks and such.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once gave a speech about ancient birth control to a roomful of strangers, and basically had sixty people laughing about murdering infants. It's a "kinda-had-to-be-there" thing.
You should message me if
You think you have a little time for a long talk.