I was born and raised in Chicago, a southsider, though I've left my heart in many cities around the world: London, Krakow, Venice, Tokyo, Cartagena, among others.
I'm also a nerd. Prototypical and beyond, 101% nerd. My place has robots, board games, video games, and tons of movies.
I love to talk, to tell stories. I'm in my element when I have everyone's attention and I can weave a tale that ends in laughter or tears (hopefully intentionally). I'm also not afraid to speak my mind, especially when it's in defense of someone.
I have a big heart. I'm part teddy bear, part knight in shining armor. I'll do anything to take care of my friends and those that matter most to me. And I'll do just as much for people I've just met. For example, this past 4th of July, bought Nerf guns for a friend's neighbor's kids that I'd just met, and then proceeded to play with them, being chased and giving chase. For those keeping track, they won.
I'm creative. I have lots of little notebooks scattered around with drawings, schematics, stories, and ideas for novels. I come from a long line of creative types, and I'm the result of a physical craftsman and literary genius, being able to craft things equally with my hands or my imagination.