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My self-summary
I am a non sequitur.

I enjoy throwing myself into a mosh pit at a metal show and earning a bloody nose, just as much as I like to curl up in bed for a weekend marathon of Star Wars and eating candy.

I've been riding horses since I was old enough to walk. One time I travelled a 100 miles in the mojave desert on a horse and got lost. Crazy story.

I like to dress in random costumes and run around town with many friends (usually singing). People wear costumes all the time.

I have a collection of interesting masks from all the places I've travelled to. I think it was Oscar Wilde who said, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

I love words. I love creating my own little strings of them. I can spend years finishing up a poem that has only four lines.

I hate crushing snails. When I see a squirming worm out in the rain, I like to pick them up and put them somewhere safe.

I absolutely love singing. I have rockstar fantasies that I live out at karaoke bars. I just won a Karaoke League Championship.

Consummate nerd and geek that breaks the meter and paradoxically takes the entire aesthetic into the hyper reaches of awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
I have made a career by following my passion and conscience.

I am currently employed as a software engineer at an amazing start-up that is doing a lot of social good in the world. Its one thing to make someone happy, its another to do good.
I’m really good at
Making ninja masks out of t-shirts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look unusually young for my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows me your interests.

Geographer, Electric Six, Baumer, Scissor Sisters, Boards of Canada, Rokysopp, Sasha, Kings of Covenience, Telepopmusik, Frost, Imogen Heap, Yoko Kanno, Loreena McKennit, Xela, Ok Go, Robin Guthrie, Hammock, Blue States, Run_Return, M83, This Will Destroy You, Pink Floyd, Psychedelic Furs, Broken Social Scene, Bond, A-Ha, Secret Machines, Arcade Fire, U2, Depeche Mode, New Order, Stuart Davis, Madonna, Grand National, Postal Service, Afro-Celt Soundsystem, Peter Murphy, Sponge, Placebo, Pulp, Bon Iver, Beirut, LCD Soundsystem, ARE Weapons, Le Tigre, VHS or Beta, Melody Club, Ladytron, Fischerspooner, Black Box Recorder, Freezepop, Klaxons, Tom Vek, Bloc Party, Van She, Chvrches, TR_TH, Kate Boy, ASTR, Slayer, Gojira, Enslaved, Devin Townsend, Horse the Band, Nekrogoblikon, Woodkid...

Beeps & Boops:
Seven Lions, Madeon, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, The Presets, MSTRKRFT, Mr Oizo, Justice, Yuksek, Digitalism, Girl Talk, Hybrid, Taucher, Armin Van Buuren, Dave Ralph, Chemical Brothers, York, Daft Punk, Dieselboy, Shpongle, Hallucinogen, Infected Mushroom, Moby, Groove Armada, Ed Rush, Optical, Basement Jaxx, Aphex Twin, )E|3( , Pendulum, Muffler, Overturn, Ill Skillz, Junkie XL, Ferry Corsten, Madeon, TEED, Starforce, Lazerhawk, Kavinsky, Orax, Audien, Savant, BT...

Star Wars, The Flight of Dragons, The Last Unicorn, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Ice Pirates, Space Balls, Waking Life, I *heart* Huckabees, Labyrinth, Legend, Willow, The Dark Crystal, Moonwalker, Dark City, Wizards, Dune, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Memoirs of a Geisha, Lord of the Wu-tang, Akira, Unico, Princess Mononoke, Nausicca, Princess Bride, Spirited Away, The Last Starfighter, the Golden Child, Big Trouble in Little China, Pi, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ghost Dog, Hackers, War Games, Return to Oz, Napoleon Dynamite, Krull, Shaolin Soccer, Battlefield Baseball, Kung-fu Hustle, V for Vendetta, Pan's Labyrinth, The Science of Sleep, Children of Men, The Fountain, David Lynch films, Kung-fu Hustle

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Snow Crash, Enlightenment is a Secret, Thus Spoke Zarasthustra, A Brief History of Everything, Gnostic Gospels, Process and Reality, The Book of Lies, Tao te Ching, Spiritwalker, The Star Maker, The Universe is a Green Dragon, The Wizard of Earthsea, Songmaster, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game, Red Prophet, The Hobbit, 'Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality', Anything by Alan Moore, The Warded Man, The Name of the Wind.

Tom Robbins, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, Ken Wilber, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Isaac Asimov, Chuck Palahniuk, Neal Stephenson, Kierkegaard, Athur C. Clarke, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Douglas Hofstadter, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, Aleister Crowley.

Interests In No Particular Order:
Technology , Whiskey, Beer, Board Games, Revolutions, TED talks, Programming, Art, Science Fiction, Spirituality, Evolution, Running Amok, Enlightenment, Activism, Metaphysics, Platonic Idealism, Pythagoreanism, Heroism, Crazy Pants, Philosophy, Integral Psychology, Wondering, Shamanism, Reddit, Meditation, Learning, Dancing, Reading, Speculative Fiction, Travelling, Horses, Fire, Vegetarianism, Singing, Karaoke, Manga, Mythology, Math, Turntables, Laying in Bed, Existentialism, Burning Man, Flagrancy, Stars, Poetry, Kung Fu, Religion, Atheism, Buddhism, Qabalah, Taoism, Anime, Comics, RPGs, Video Games, Techno, Electro, Indie Rock, Lucid Dreaming, Metal, Camping, Cog Sci, Genetics, Skyrim, Politics, Caffeine, Adventures, Heroics, Public Transportation.
The six things I could never do without
calculated risks.
a luck dragon.
my lightsaber.
flowers that grow through concrete.
[insert thing here]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
ways to help the world. ways to help myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
burning the candle from both ends with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Im a weekend Jedi. Once, I was a Pokemon gym leader.
You should message me if
You want to have an engaging conversation, an interesting evening and/or an adventure.