...In my spare time, I slay dragons.
History, mythology and philosophy are all unrelenting passions, and my nightstand feels barren if it isn't covered with books.
I thoroughly enjoy swing dancing, where my enthusiasm tends to compensate for a lack of innate talent. (I'm a huge fan of smooth and stylish jazz from the Big Band Era.)
I love to ski, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to live so close to the Rockies.
And, here's fair warning: I am one of the most competitive miniature golfers you'll meet.
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, The Princess Bride, Match Point, Aladdin, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Iron Man and Lord of the Rings
Television: Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Lost, Frasier, Community, and Breaking Bad
Music: OneRepublic, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Haifa Wehbe, James Taylor, Parachute, Muse, and Safri Duo
My Computer: Whether I'm reading and reviewing cases and statutes, writing poetry, checking e-mail, watching episodes on Hulu or scanning the headlines, my laptop has been a necessity I often take for granted.
Paperback Novels: Nooks and Kindles and other contraptions be damned; I have to feel the pages in my fingers.
Boston Sports Teams: Yankees, Jets and Lakers fans, consider this an early warning. The moment Dustin Pedroia hits a grand slam or Tom Brady throws a go-ahead TD, I'll be celebrating like a toddler at a toy store.
Blueberry Ice Cream: ...Delicious.
My Family: My younger sisters may seem to be robots programmed to annoy me as much as possible, but they really do have hearts of gold...which you could see for yourself if you delved far enough beneath their copper circuitry.
My parents are pretty awesome, too.
Global Climate Change: I'm passionate about combating the adverse effects of climate change, and that motivation has driven me to pursue my career.
Poetry: I enjoy the challenge of finding just the right flow and tenor of words to describe my observations and convey a unique perspective to readers.
...You'd like to chat about literary works, debate international political developments, discuss U.S. renewable energy policies, insult (or applaud) my taste in sports teams, indulge in an evening of east coast swing dancing...or exchange hysterical Arrested Development quotes.