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Last online
Aug 29
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Graduated from university
Seeing Someone
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Swahili (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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The longer I live, and the more I learn, the more I appreciate and enjoy how complex and strange life is, at the human level, at a broader biological level, and at the level of the universe as a whole.

I spend a lot of my time, both for my gainful employment, and about half of my side projects, learning about, thinking about, and talking about climate change. This can be depressing, frustrating, and at times fascinating, and I often find myself wishing for immortality just so I can see how it all plays out. I get the point of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but to me, the fate of wandering the world, watching it unfold sounds like an afterlife I could live with.

In addition to my climate work, I write fantasy and science fiction, and it looks like my first novel will (finally) be published this coming year. I think that'll make things change in my life, but I honestly have no idea how.

In terms of relationship status, which might interest you if you've gotten this far, it's a bit complicated, but I guess the best description is "somewhat flexible". That doesn't seem like the best description, but it'll do, pending actual conversation.

If I had my way, I would live in a house near the sea - someplace rocky - and write a lot. There would be gardens, and dogs, and probably a boat. There would also be a good internet connection. Unfortunately, the sea is rising, so I'll have to work on that problem first.

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry
What I’m doing with my life
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I do behind the scenes work for climate change education, for my gainful employment. This can involve helping teachers learn new subject matter, designing lessons, or studying how people learn.

I'm building a career as a science fiction/fantasy writer, with some success.

The rest of my work-related energy goes into trying to get back into the habit of maintaining my climate blog, but that's third in line, so it gets less attention than I'd like.

My aim with regard to climate change is to do everything I can to help build a society that views fossil fuels as obsolete, and would make the technology of the early 21st century look primitive.

I make a point of hanging out with people I like, and going to the occasional low-key party. Currently I'm looking forward to my annual ghost story party.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Well, obviously I think I'm good at writing, or I wouldn't be trying to publish novels.

I've been told I'm good at massage. I've had little opportunity to verify on myself.

I'm good at training dogs, at least so far.


Balancing things on my face.

Eating cheese.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm usually wearing a hat, both to keep sun off my face, and because it feels odd not to these days, at least when I'm outside. The one that gets noticed most is my favorite - a broad-brim leather affair that's taken more punishment than is fair. When it's hot out, I have to wave the white flag and fall back on straw.

My laugh. It comes in different forms, some of which draw attention. Depends on what I'm laughing at.

I'm liable to start singing or whistling without really thinking about it.

I loom.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Let's see...

I'm a big fan of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. It starts a little slow, but I love that book. Gonna put Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern at the same level with that. I want a leather-bound, gold-embossed copy of both.

I like most of Neil Gaiman's works.

I love Ratatouille, and pretty much everything by Pixar. Also Despicable Me. I want to be Grue, even if I have to have adopted daughters. I would encourage them to go into the circus arts instead of ballet, though. Maybe Straps, or partner acrobatics. Much cooler.

I want to like Lost Girl. I really do. There's a lot to like - pretty people, fun characters, excellent plot buildup, but then the finales bring me slumping down. I've never encountered a show that does so well, and yet manages to so consistently ruin it with an end-season letdown. Sigh.

I like Cirque du Soleil.

I like Beethoven's 6th symphony.

I like Gado gado, and if I ever cook for you, chances are you will too, unless you're allergic to peanuts. I'm also a big fan of Pad Thai.

Honestly, there's too much in this life that's awesome to list it all here.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Gonna go with six things in my immediate vicinity that have some sort of story attached to them.

A crude steel dragon's head.

A malachite egg.

A dilapidated notebook.

A certificate.

A roll-top desk.

A knife with an antler handle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to make science fiction into reality.

All things fantastical and surreal.

how people's minds work.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My friday nights don't seem to have a "typical" these days...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Looking forward to the blizzard!
You should message me if
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You want to talk about climate change, feminism, sexuality, science, fantasy (pick a definition), science fiction, annoying neighbors, writing, "other", or any way to combine all of the above.