This site attracts an unusual number of good-to-great writers, and
their gifts should be shared. This portion of the profile is a bit
wild and wooly in terms of length, so I cut it back. Here are a few
"I believe there is only one correct way to hang toilet paper.
Dishwasher-loading, however, is a free-for-all."
"I love words. And logic and science. But I also love the arts and
intuition and the ineffable."
"The best sound is when you hold your breath and sink to the bottom
of the swimming pool and all you hear are the distant muffled
garbled bubble voices and the quiet whispers of your own thoughts.
TOO many to list. This section is dedicated to current
interests/those whom I hope to work with and write about.
Writers/theorists/critics, or "the geeks in whom this geek finds
Allan Sekula, Charlotte Cotton, Roland Barthes, Benjamin Buchloh,
Susan Buck Morss, Judith Butler, RETORT, Arthur C. Danto, Claire
Bishop, David Levi Strauss, Ariella Azoulay, Christopher Knight,
Tyler Green, William Poundstone, Susan Sontag, Lucy Lippard,
Theodor Adorno, Michel Foucault, Gayatri Spivak, Alan Trachtenberg,
Rebecca Solnit, A.D. Coleman, Steven Dubin, Doris Kearns Goodwin,
David McCullough, David Sedaris, Fredrick Jameson and Jonathan
Current reading selections:
Long and non fiction -
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Joby Warrick)
Short fiction - The Most Human Human
Professional development -
Afterimage, Afterall, Frieze, Filip, and Aperture magazine.
Pictures Not Taken (Will Steacy)
One of my favorite writers/humorists, David Rakoff, died recently.
He is sorely missed. His thoughts on writing, and cooking, ring
If you're curious, ask and I'll provide links to my writing at
KQED, Art Practical, and SF Camerawork
The soundtrack that accompanies my life includes everything from
AC/DC to Hank Williams to Glen Gould.
The Black Keys, Family of the Year, Ben Howard
Current current obsession:
This American Life
Stuff You Missed in History Class
To the Best of our Knowledge
Frieze Art Fair, WireTap
Stuff You Should Know
Bad at Sports
House of Cards
Game of Thrones
True Detective (DO NOT ask me about the hot mess that is Season 2,
unless you seek a detailed rant condemning nearly every aspect of
Gone with the Wind
The King and I
Sound of Music
To Have and Have Not
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Godfather I and II
All the President's Men
And Justice for All
The French Connection
Anything by John Hughes but Ferris Bueller's Day Off in
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the Lost Ark/Temple of Doom
The Killing Fields
Out of Africa
The Big Lebowski and most other Coen Brothers films
Sense and Sensibility
Thelma and Louise
A History of Violence
Anything touched by Christopher Nolan EXCEPT Interstellar
Man on Wire
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
and documentaries by Ken and Ric Burns.
I'm excited beyond ALL measure of dignity about the next Star Wars
I love it. I am getting better at cooking it. I am also trying to
patronize as many restaurants as possible in San Francisco, while
not simultaneously falling into bankruptcy.