What can I say? The world excites me, and I love being cheerful and intrepid. I believe we get to choose the world in which we want to live, and so I've chosen to live in one that's large and dynamic, filled with strange and seemingly contradictory extremes: there's a good bit of magic in what I do, but also lots of logic; I get too excited about everything to ever sit still, and yet I love to read and think and dream; I look forward to long nights singing and playing laser tag with friends, which nights then give way to calm moments of introspection and focus. All these opposites I enjoy, and the tension between them is what makes life interesting. Above all, I love life and the living of it, and I love many things -- especially my friends and family -- very fiercely.
I'm a traveler, a philosopher, and geek, as much at home in airports, road trips, jungles, and markets, as I am when I'm, well, at home, sitting by a fire with a bit of tea and good book, or trading stories and jokes with everyone around. Words and their meanings mean a great deal to me, and I try to cultivate words like gardener tends his garden. The right word at the right time can fork lightning and crumble mountains, and I aim to find all those right words. And stories! I'm an unabashed storyteller and collector. Stories are my emotional bread and butter; anything can happen to me, and so long as I get a good story out of it, I'm none the worse for wear.
I am heroic, optimistic, and creative.