Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think of myself as an idealist with realistic tendencies… a
dreamer with hard-won survival skills and a natural inclination
toward optimism. I love artistic expression, philosophical inquiry,
the scientific method, the poetry of everyday life... and I
maintain that none of these things are incompatible.
I made a short video so you could get a sense of what I look and
sound like. Still photos can be misleading (for better or worse)
and a video does a better job of capturing anyone’s essence… even
it’s nothing more than a one minute ramble:
Note: The video is more than a year old at this point, but my first
three pics are very recent.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m a writer. I’m passionate about literary journalism (creative
non-fiction), screenwriting and poetry. People fascinate me, and I
love finding the narrative arc in seemingly ordinary lives.
I’ve done the starving artist thing and have no desire to go back,
so I write marketing and advertising copy for a living. I’m
thankful to have a skill that can support me anywhere there’s a
WiFi signal, but I haven’t given up the larger dream. I’ve got
something else in the works... a whole master plan... but I won’t
I also have an abstract vision of traveling the world and writing
about how people find meaning and purpose in life. Care to join me?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), Zen &
the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Robert Pirsig), Into the Wild
(John Krakauer), The Writing Life (Annie Dillard), Dress Your
Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris), Unweaving the Rainbow
(Richard Dawkins), The Happiness Hypothesis (John Haidt), The
Stanger (Albert Camus)
Movies: American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Boogie
Nights, The Truman Show, Run Lola Run, Jesus de Montreal
Shows: Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your
Music: Regina Spektor, Jenny Owen Youngs, Rufus Wainwright, Of
Monsters and Men, The Shins, Cake, Ben Folds, Paganini, Die
Food: I'm a bit of a health nut. Lately I've been going buck wild
with my Vitamix.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* World travel
* Creative expression
* Abstract ideas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
* Why is there anything in the universe, as opposed to
* Why isn't there an option under "Offspring" that reads: "Doesn't
want kids, but might have them?"
* Are Kanye West songs produced by a random lyric generator... or
am I just too white to understand them?
Speaking of whitey... what's up with all the white people and tiger
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Here's an atypical Friday night: http://bit.ly/1A6VkLV
Seriously, so many possibilities… a lecture, a performance of some
kind, a film, a dinner party, or at home lost in a book or delving
into a project of my own.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Nancy Pelosi is my celebrity crush.
You should message me if
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You tend to embrace possibilities rather than dwelling on
obstacles… you're enraptured by the prospect of wandering the
globe, seeking novel experiences... you have a soft spot for
humanity despite our salient flaws… you strive toward
self-awareness and know how to communicate your thoughts and
feelings… and in your own small way, you want to make the world a
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