Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a bicyclist. And a bus rider. I commute to the Planet of the
Nerds for work but don't live there. I crave new and exciting
experiences. I love almond butter.
I appreciate irony but not cynicism. Spontaneity, not mindlessness.
I place a high value on sincerity and am a pathological kidder. I
enjoy all culture except that taken too seriously. I've done a
little international traveling, and think I would feel comfortable
any place on the planet.
I listen intently to others and speak my mind. I'm gregarious,
talk to anyone and enjoy doing so. I try to avoid complaints,
pretension, prejudice, being judgmental, and repeating
I prefer being a participant over being a spectator.
"Average" as my body type is not particularly descriptive. I'm
currently channeling Ernest Hemingway's physique from his early
40's (minus the facial hair). I don't own the Jack Britton style
boxing tights (yet).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'll go anywhere and do just about anything if it promises a unique
and memorable experience.
A friend brought me to the YMCA in the middle of Bogotá's red light
district. Two community police hanging at the YMCA offered to take
us on a tour of the neighborhood. The director of the YMCA had
never walked around outside the facility and wanted to come along.
The tour included two or three of the brothels. Many kids came up
and hugged the director while we walked around outside. Their
mothers were inside, busy with their work. One tip I learned: the
women soliciting on the sidewalk are not women.
I've spent most of my working life running startups. I'm taking a
paid vacation from entrepreneurship right now (i.e. I have an
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Enjoying life. Appreciating beauty in art, in literature, and in
the seemingly mundane things around me. Making popcorn on the
Negotiating environments packed with extreme emotional kurtosis.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Wading through memories of bands from the late 80's/early 90's
indie circuit I was caught up in: just about anything on
Amphetamine Reptile, K Records, Public Bath, maybe half of Touch
and Go, RRR, and a lot more. Managed to record some
Pittsburgh for good.
My bus book this week was Codrescu's The Poetry Lesson
the last chapter, he describes a night in Mexico he re-enacted a
scene from Malcolm Lowry's book Under the Volcano
compulsively visiting a series of mezcal joints. Staring through
one eye at dawn, he hires the largest and nastiest-looking
prostitute and asks her just to get him safely to his hotel. She
does so, charging him double her normal rate.
One of my favorite descriptions of destructive obsession is from
Martin Amis' review of this same book and the life of the author.
During the journeyman stage of his lethal alcoholism, Lowry once
chugged a bottle of olive oil on the chance that it was hair
Am super far behind in movie watching. I'm halfway through
Casablanca and have seen the first 30 minutes of The Machinist.
There are a lot of half-watched movies on my list that I'd like to
Dick Cavett rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things that turn me on. Like intellect, curiosity, enthusiasm,
wacky ideas, novelty and adventure.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Buying strange varieties of rice from shadowy importers out of the
back of unmarked buildings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like this:
"The night after confirming the calculations, Houtermans walked
with his girlfriend beneath a perfect moonless sky. She looked up
at the stars lighting up the sky and remarked at how bright they
were. He said: 'Let me tell you why, and tonight we will be the
only two people on the planet who know.'"
(This was the guy who first worked out that stars are nuclear
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