I grew up in Maryland, Indonesia and Australia. I've been to India close to 30 times in my life, where Bangalore is basically my real home. I graduated from university in Boston and have been living in the Washington area since graduation. I work in international development, and I am aware of how my field contributes to the global standardization of culture/markets/philosophy/norms, and I am conflicted by it.
I have a beautiful '89 Club Fuji which I love to ride around town. I used to be an active photographer, but I can't seem to find the inspiration (or time) to pick up my DSLR - but I rely heavily on my iPhone. I have deep pride and respect for all my friends, and I find that forging strong, dependable relationships with amazing people is what makes life worth living.
I find beauty in: americana, dachshunds, indianness, medium format cameras, cars and bicycles, late nights, elegant prose, house parties, new wave music, backpacking, museums, uncertainty, abstract tasks, shows, good pens, the outdoors, whiskey, documentaries, tolerant people, spicy food, music festivals.
I dislike: winter nights, last call, saying goodbyes, cheap wine, stasis, contemporary pop music, obsessive materialism, wanderlust, boring clothes.