I'm a laid back, creative kind of guy. I have things I'm highly
passionate about, and have been known to stay up all night if
working on a cool project or talking with someone I'm into.
I've got a geek streak, I'm into politics, and try to be good to
people, especially when they're in a bad spot.
I believe in honesty, and expect the same from others.
I spent a year and a half teaching at the same art school I
What I’m doing with my life
Learning new stuff is kind of a compulsion for me. I need the challenge. This has turned me into a professional artist, web designer, computer programmer and sometimes-teacher. Unfortunately that's not as lucrative as it sounds, but it's nice to make any kind of living doing what you love. I'm also a storyteller, future-phile, arm chair esoteric philosophy tinkerer, fountain of random knowledge and an evangelist for curiosity as a way of life. So I've spent a lot of time developing me, and developing a strong sense of who I am. Now I find myself wanting to get to know someone else.
I’m really good at
Making goofy faces.
Not taking myself too seriously.
Dropping pretense and speaking openly, honestly, and, if called for, bluntly.
People tell me I'm a good listener.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a big dude. I'm 6'5" tall and very broad-shouldered. After that, the beard, man. It speaks to people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Snow Crash, Cat's Cradle, anything by William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, or Neal Stephenson. Also a fan of graphic novels like Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Fables and The Walking Dead.
TV: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, Agents of Shield, Sleepy Hollow and Orphan Black.
I have a thing for old samurai movies.
Music: my tastes are broad and jump around a lot, but I tend to steer clear of anything that sounds too much like generic pop, whatever that sounds like at the time. I like a good beat, but I'll take a chill melody too. On my iTunes you'll find 90s grunge, modern trance, techno, hip hop, nerdcore hip hop, 60s progressive rock, movie soundtracks, classical remixes, trap music, blues, jazz, choir, chill, the Russian national anthem and many MANY gigs of podcasts like This American Life, Radiolab and This Week in Blackness (you should try it). What I'm listening to at the moment depends on how I feel and whether I'm working on something.
Food: These days I'm on a strict diet, no carbs, lots of protein. It's working, but can be a bummer when I want to go out.
The six things I could never do without
Art supplies, conversation, humor, an internet connection, fresh
cool air and the freedom to be what I am, for good or bad.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I've been, where I'm going & how I'm going to get there.
I have this picture of who I want to become, and it informs my
daily decisions and outlook. I'm always thinking ahead.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either relaxing and de-stressing at home or out at a cafe with my
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a big dude working very hard to get fit. I'm on a strict no/low carb diet, and am probably the healthiest I've been since I was a snot-nosed little brat — I mean, precious little ball of wonder and light.
You should message me if
You liked anything I wrote above, and…
- you have a sense of humor
- you like a creative man
- you like the kind of person who appreciates the path less traveled
- you can deal with someone who geeks out about big ideas
- you want a partner in adventure or creative pursuits
- and you like the idea of having a big, warm, 6'5" tall teddy bear to cuddle with.