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Howdy! Just your average guy from deep East Texas who lives in Mt
Pleasant, DC, doesn't own a car and runs his own business.
Professionally, I do political and nonprofit advocacy on the
interwebs, and I write about it for a couple of publications. But
who wants to talk about work? More interesting: I'm lucky enough to
have a diverse (and slightly odd) set of friends: political
organizers, scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs (some legit, some
shady), bartenders, artists, self-starters, easy-livers,
ne'er-do-wells...even a few lawyers. Growing up, I didn't travel
much, but that's changing -- I try to get new stamps in the
passport every year (Armenia and Romania in 2013), but nothing so
far this year, dammit. I'm endlessly curious, and I love to talk
with people who know about things I don't. It's taken me a long
time to realize that I'm happy when I'm creating things, but now I
know. I'm also a complete and total science nerd.
Who are you? Probably, a complete surprise -- that's half the fun,
right? But I bet you'll blow me away, every time I see you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Running amok, building a consulting business, writing like my life
depends on it, obsessing over/playing music (bass in a rock and
roll band, whenever the other guys can get away from children and
similar adult responsibilities), seeing art when I can get off my
butt and go, paying the mortgage.
I’m really good at
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Off-the-cuff humor. Turning chance encounters into long-term
connections. Speaking in public. Staying up late. Crashing a
mountain bike and bouncing away uninjured (mostly). Noticing when
you change your hair. Enjoying the moment. Working on: not making
stupid mistakes (a tough one), writing (getting there), playing
music (ask me again in 20 years). Will probably never be good at:
living without clutter.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I tend to make an impression when I enter a room, sometimes even
the intended one. I smile a lot, I make jokes, I'm fun as hell to
talk with, I have a lot of energy. I'm usually a tad noisier than
the average bear. I know about more random, useless things than is
entirely helpful. It was once posted on Facebook that I'm the best
time you'll have on a Wednesday night.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Aesthetically, I love both extremes and balance (contradictions,
too). Movies: The Big Sleep, Dazed and Confused, Airplane, Dr.
Strangelove, Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, The Wild Bunch, Empire
Strikes Back (the original, not the "special edition"),
Koyaanisquatsi, Bond flicks (even the bad ones), many many more.
Music: Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Beastie Boys, Rancid/Op Ivy, Sex
Pistols, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Bach, Beethoven, Carmina Burana,
Tribe Called Quest/De La Soul (missed 'em at the time; catching up
lately), a well-built pop tune (kind of obsessed with "You Shook Me
All Night Long" right now...the perfect pop/rock song?). Food:
pizza! And brunch. Just brunch in general. Art: gallery or
graffiti, if it's edgy, challenging or downright creative, I dig
it. Books? The internet destroyed my attention span, but I crave
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The soft sunlight of late afternoon, coffee, wikipedia, people to
meet, a neighborhood dive to hang out in, a gym
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How things work: music, movies, people, art, cities, technologies,
cultures. What makes 'em tick? Also: brunch. Plus: how one stupid
cat can produce so damn much fur.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either: going to a party, meeting friends at a bar, going to see a
band, running around the neighborhood. Or: chillin' at the house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I own DVDs that contain nothing but videos of rockets and
spacecraft being launched. Did I mention the part about being a
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