Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in Brooklyn and I'm trying to transition back to living
there. Currently, I'm splitting my time between Albany and BK. I'm
looking for friends, fellow artists, vegans or whatever in both
I have two BAs -English and Linguistics. I'm always trying to learn
something new which I hope will help me become a better writer (and
person, I guess).
I'm a minimalist and usually rather non-consumerist. I don't buy
lots of new stuff and I rarely throw things away unless they are
I try hard to keep my mind sharp. I work hard at being creative
whether that's by writing or through cooking. I also put an effort
into maintaining my body via eating right, running and going to the
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to stay gold.
Submitting work to publishers
Not eating animals or their products
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening to both sides of an argument. Trying to be understanding
Trusting people without being completely naive
Staring off into space
Never ever losing my glasses or keys
Keeping my carbon footprint minuscule
Cooking for anybody with food allergies or dietary restrictions -I
made a living at this for about 10 years. I can do gluten-free,
raw, macrobiotic, low-whatever, and obviously vegan.
Not letting the little stuff get to me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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It's probably the glasses, sideburns/facial hair. Actually, at this
point I'm pretty sure it's the hair.
Or maybe what people notice about me is the book that I'm reading.
I don't know about you but sometimes if I see someone with a book
I'm more interested in the title of the book than the holder of the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I tend to read poetry almost exclusively along with some
anthropological/linguistic non-fiction. I also like reading graphic
novels (especially anything DC New 52) and some running mags.
A short list of my favorite writers would be:
Agha Shahid Ali
(In general, I like to read Middle Eastern poetry. It's my big
obsession but I do try to keep up with contemporary poetry from all
over the globe. I really do my best to read the writing of writers
who are actually still writing.)
Some bands/musicians I like are:
Hank Williams Sr.
Lou Reed/Velvet Underground
Old Bruce Springsteen
Florence and the Machine
The Pernice Brothers
Belle and Sebastian
Nick Cave/The Birthday Party/Grinderman
Great Big Sea
And electronic-based music in general. Industrial, chillwave,
indie-electro, sythpop, etc etc.
I try not to watch much TV which is easy because I don't have
cable. With that written, I do watch shows on PBS and I will watch
SNL if I'm at home on a Saturday Night. I also love Breaking Bad,
Boardwalk Empire and Supernatural. And I've been known to watch
Workaholics, It's Always Sunny and Parks and Rec.
I also listen to NPR way too much and I try to catch Coast to Coast
AM but usually ending falling asleep half way through it.
And, I'm a big fan of stand-up -Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Patton
Oswalt and Louis C. K. are some of my favorites.
As for movies, I tend to like indie films but honestly I will give
almost any comic-book/graphic novel movie a chance as well as most
comedies. Ed Wood is my favorite movie ever hands down.
And anything by Jim Jarmusch, Almodovar or Wes Anderson. Almost
anything by Tim Burton or Aronofsky. I'm also really starting to
enjoy Woody Allen.
For food, if it's vegan, I'll usually give it a shot. I try to be
as easy as possible when I go out. But, I tend to prefer going to
Asian or Middle Eastern restaurants -there are more choices for
Finally, I'm a big fan of Scotch and dry Spanish wines while at the
same time I could probably pass a blind taste test of all the cheap
beers -Utica Club, PBR, Genny, Rheingold etc.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Conversation. Talk. The company of friends.
Time. I could always use a bit more of it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Martin, Pangloss, Cunegonde, Candide.
Whether or not there is spinach, parsley, some other greenery or
poppy seeds in my teeth.
The next book I'm working on/going to publish.
What I'm going to eat next. I love food and I eat way more than
anyone would suspect.
Language/Linguistics - I love syntax and morphology and I think a
lot about the flexibility of sentence structuring and phrasal
Le mot juste
4 Vows of the Bodhisattva
Cryptozoology and the paranormal
Minutes per mile
NorthCoast 24-Hour Endurance Run in Cleveland
Nutrition, herbs and all sorts of alternative healing methods
Returning to the restaurant industry
Cyborg theory and cognitive poetics
Synchronicity, happenstance, coincidence and whether or not I left
my coffeemaker on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I work on Friday nights but Saturday and Sunday nights I could be
up to anything. Usually, I like to grab at least one drink
somewhere during the weekend. But, I have also been known just to
spend a quiet night at a cafe reading/writing late at night. Or, if
it is the first Friday of the month I'll probably be at the Fuze
Actually, I guess Wednesday night is when I like to go out. Then I
can usually be found at a few of my favorite bars reading a book if
I can't find some interesting conversation to complement the beer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It's not really private but I'm a complete workaholic in terms of
my writing. It's hard for me to use my 'free time' doing anything
other than working on new work. I spend a lot of time at cafes and
You should message me if
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and talk about books, movies, philosophy or nonsense.
If you are conscientious and eco-friendly.
If you are a geek, nerd, artist, writer, freak, queer or just
If you would like to collaborate on a poetic/literary/multimedia
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