I'm a big ole book
geek. Fond of horror
, esoteric philosophies
, and as an
addict, anything I don't know anything about.
I'm also a vegetarian
. Have been for over twenty years.
My tastes in movies and music are many and varied. There's very
little that I'm not interested in at some level and I enjoy seeking
out new and interesting art forms.
Though born and raised Jewish, I did drift. I appreciate Buddhism,
Paganism, and Eastern approaches to life.
I am literate, goofy, and a punslinger
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in the process of turning a hobby into a career. I've got a good eye for rare books and love hitting yard sales in search of treasure. Hello Ebay! In terms of what I read: I like high falutin' authors like James Joyce or W. B. Yeats I also go low-brow and love a romp with authors like Joe Hill, Brian Keene and Joe. R. Lansdale. I like the balance between the two. Currently polishing a novel and toying with a new writing project. But the writing that sells typically starts along the lines of: No Reserve Auction for..." Ah, the joys of eBay.
Used to volunteer at an animal rescue on the east side. Now, living on the west side with the cat I rescued from where I used to work. Good times.
I’m really good at
Readin', writin' and radiatin'. I'm pretty decent at haggling. I
can be most useful at a yard sale or thrift store. I'm also a font
of useless information. Cats seem to like me so if you have any cat
herding to be done, I'm in.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got plenty of energy and have been known to radiate while
sitting quietly. I also walk quietly and people have suggested that
I wear a bell.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A sampling I love horror fiction and have been collecting
some rare, limited signed editions by authors such as Brian Keene,
Joe R. Lansdale, Robert E. Howard and Joe Hill. I've also got some
nice first editions of classic literature including a Steinbeck and
the first appearance in print of Poe's Pit and the Pendulum.
The old pulp fictions are fun too. H.P. Lovecraft, Maxwell Grant,
Kenneth Robeson and I already mentioned Bob Howard.
Then there's the esoteric philosophy side of my little library:
Crowley, Kenneth Grant, The Golden Dawn, John Dee, and Dion
I also like literature and lit crit: James Joyce, Yeats, Foucault,
Zizek, etc. I finally picked up a copy of War and Peace and am
determined to get though it in this lifetime.
Movies: A mixed bag. Zombie films (walking not running zombies);
the Italians, Fulci, Bava, Argento. I also love samurai films,
Yojimbo, Ran, Sword of Doom are most festive. Some artsy fartsy
directors I like include: Bergman, Fellini, and Kurosawa. I also
love classic horror- Universal's monsters are just peachy-Karloff
and Lugosi and Lon Chaney Sr. & Jr.
Music: Another mixed bag. Old punk, rock, classical, opera, Johnny
Cash, Pogues, Ani Difranco, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Diamanda Galas,
Tom Waits, Dead Can Dance, etc.
Food: If it's veggie/vegan I'm all over it.
The six things I could never do without
1. Books 2. A good walk 3. Good company/conversation 4. My computer
5. Yard Sales 6. Learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Books and book scouting. Current writing project.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching some classic cinema or something schlocky. Prepping for
the weekend's yard sale adventures.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty open. Ask and I answer.
You should message me if
Any of this seems interesting or if you could just use a Scrabble