Raised in Connecticut, educated in Virginia, France, and Spain, and
finally grew-up in south-central Africa and rural western
Massachusetts. I then moved back to my hometown in Connecticut,
ostensibly for the winter. That was almost two years ago.
I just moved to Charleston, South Carolina, by the way.
I've been described as realistic, practical, inventive, adaptable,
perceptive, but laid-back. I can be pretty passionate about certain
What I’m doing with my life
I can't tell you what I'm doing with my life in a few months, but
I'm pretty content with the way things are going. I'm currently
working in hospitality, trying to apply my experience in creating
sustainable systems to a non-agricultural job. Also, the pay's
better than farming.
While I admit I've never had a conventional desk job for a major
company, I believe I've found my niche. Small businesses are the
way to go for me. I enjoy working them, and would say I much prefer
seeing where my entrepreneurial streak takes me, rather than
spending my best years working for shareholders. But that's just
I’m really good at
Permaculture, cooking, gardening, and anything else food-related,
personal finance, cuddling, singing (mostly just in the shower, but
I'm expanding into doing it while performing other tasks, like
cooking, cleaning, and walking), and self-learning. The latter's
one of the more important ones, I would say.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to laugh. A lot. And I'm a pretty loud laugher at that. I
usually start-off pretty reserved, but then become a lot freer as I
get to know someone better. Multiple people have told me how much
they love the sound of my laughter, however... It's infectious, or
so I'm told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Whatever I'm currently reading, as far as books go. I'm a big fan
of action and comedy movies. Boondock Saints is a great movie,
judge me if you want. I'm a gourmand, I just love food. And I have
a much higher appreciation for American food after living in Africa
for two years--the food was generally pretty terrible.
I'm a big fan of Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, and How I Met
Your Mother, New Girl. I never said I had good taste in TV shows.
The six things I could never do without
Face-to-face interaction (including with strangers--yes, I'm the
kind of guy who talks to strangers, no matter how weird people find
me around here), good food, good coffee, the outdoors, and... now
I'm floundering. I'll get back with those other two.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My life plan. I've been going with my gut since I got back from
Malawi, and it's been working well so far, but luck doesn't hold
On a typical Friday night I am
My Friday nights are rarely typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have terrible taste in music to the average music snob (there are
a lot of those in my life). I admit I was a bit of a snob muscially
before I went to Malawi, but two years of crappy Malawian pop made
me miss all things American, including crappy pop. I still stick to
my belief that crappy pop music here is better than anything over
You should message me if
You're not crazy and you don't find me boring.