I've been lucky to make my living as a writer, traveling the world and reporting on music, politics and the environment from 25 countries. Nowadays I'm in SF most of the time, lucky to be co-parenting my amazing daughter.
I'm not going to answer all the questions here; some make no sense, and besides I think everyone can be a bit stilted when describing themselves online. I'll say enough to give a sense of whether you want to meet in person; I'll reply if I feel the same. Thanks!
Getting my daughter to laugh
Books: Maybe the nicest thing about being a writer is that I can read books and tell myself I'm working. Books are like food for me; I have to have some every day. You don't have to be that extreme, but if you don't read books--or can't leave your phone alone for more than an hour at a time--it's hard to imagine us hitting it off.
Food: I cook at home most nights, a carry-over from years of living in Italy, but when I go out I like to eat pretty much all kinds.
The outdoors/hiking, biking, etc.
Playing and listening to music