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English, Greek (Somewhat), German (Somewhat)
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*"I have been called many things - philosopher, psychologist, pagan, agitator, antichrist. I have even been called some unflattering things."
-Irwin Yalom, "When Nietzsche Wept"

*"I don't always get you, Mike. Sometimes you irritate me. But out here, shirtless and shrooming in the desert, you just make sense." - JakeFunc

*Intelligent, passionate, and "musikal" (of or relating to the Muses), seeking pretty much the same. I'm looking for someone who still believes in beauty, who lives life absolutely for its own sake, and who isn't so out of their mind as to constitute too much of a direct threat to my well-being. We'll see how the search turns out.

*Hunter Stockton Thompson is amazing. That is all.

*Red/Black Creature, "Summon Philosopher: Vigilance, Ninjutsu, Protection from Blue."
What I’m doing with my life
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UPDATE: Just left a marketing position in Cuyahoga Falls, moving to Stow and looking for my next gig.

I am trying to meet the world halfway, because being a hippie idealist *with actual fucking money* seems like it will be 1) more effective and 2) a total fucking blast.

Lots of smiles. :) :) :) :) :P :) :) :) ;)

I FINALLY DEFENDED MY FUCKING MASTERS THESIS* AFTER WHAT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER!!! Now I'm learning translational German and applying to doctoral programs - wish a brotha luck :)


(My thesis was entitled "Nietzsche's Neo-Hellenism: Daimonism and Moral Psychology," if that gives you any idea of what I work on. I'd like to start translating some of Rhode's theosophical classicism by the end of next term.)

There are some rumors about trying to publish my first novel, but HBO hasn't offered me a mini-series yet or anything...

There are also some rumors about me starting my second and third novels (and apparently a cookbook?), and maybe even finding a day job because poverty sucks.

(Gossip, gossip, nigga jus' stop it, everybody KNOWS I'm a muthafuckin' monsta...) - "Dr." Kanye West*

*This is what happens, University of Chicago, when you award honorary doctorates to illiterate (if talented!) plebeians ("plebeoi?"). Please be more judicious in your future decisions...
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*For a long time, "turning up the volume," but this doesn't teach me as much as it used to; so I'm learning how to chill out a bit. "Get in the pit, son!" is a great life philosophy, until you realize that you want to walk at the age of fifty :P

*I've been doing the guitar/bass/vocals thing since I was a kid. If you want to be serenaded, inspire me :)

^These are two or three years old, I'll post some new stuff in the next couple weeks...

*I have played a 400+ point Scrabble game. No lie.

*I play around with a variety of martial arts.

*I can haul ass of on a hiking trail, even if your legs and lungs are stronger than mine, 'cause I'm fucking *magic* or some shit.

*I make a MEAN "creature deck," and am learning to sideboard around the Meta-Game Clock...
The first things people usually notice about me
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I think I have a reputation for intensity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"The Gay Science" (Nietzsche, F.) and "Scar Tissue" (Kiedis, A.) were probably the most influential texts on the development of my young psyche. The result is not as scary as you might think, but I like to think it makes me really fucking cool in really unique ways.

The bulk of my reading these days centers around my philosophical research, which focuses on what I call "German Neo-Hellenism," a philosophical lineage running from Pre-Socratics like Herakleitos, through Nietzsche and Heidegger, and into contemporary scholars like Babette Babich, David Krell, and Iain Thomson.

(If you think that makes me sound like a pretentious douchebag, you're right. But I'm not, so we'll probably get along well : ) )

I always liked Salvatore and Tolkien as a child, but my own novel attempts (and, occasionally, even fails) to cast fantasy fiction in a more mature light. The restoration of magic, songs, demons, and art to my audience in the so-called "real" world should not be contingent on marketable pretenses of what's safe or established; on such conditions it could not even be realized. I also hope to improve on the genre-wide epidemic of lazy poetry.

(If you think THAT makes me sound like a pretentious douchebag, well...go fucking read Harry Potter, you jerk :P)


I like films that have a smattering of action, but are really focused on good characters and psychological intricacy. Think Pulp Fiction, The Last Samurai, Leon the Professional, and of course, Serenity.

I'm kind of a pagan metal Mal Reynolds : )


I LOVE anything featuring Dax Riggs. Let's just start from there.

For most of my life, I mostly listened to heavy metal - frankly, I was inspired by the church burnings in Oslo, and for a long time the music helped me to bond poetically with radically pagan developments in my young ethos. A few years ago, I opened my mind and my ears to everything, and that's been a blessing and a trip to have experienced. I've been turned on to rap, math prog, harsh noise, trip-hop, and whatever more listenable stuff you want to play for me.

I will even listen to your terrible club music, if you will tell me honestly why it moves you (and if you don't mind that I spent my youth around people who would (try to) kick my ass for listening to not-metal.)


Somewhere along the line, I started living on quesadillas and sushi. I'm a mean chef, but this limited selection has yet to bore me. Go figure.

I'll usually try food from any country that I haven't, and from most countries that I have. Getting down with eats from across the globe has been a unique pleasure since moving to the city.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Reckless, relentless, hyper-passionate optimism
My towel
Down homies
The will to power?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All of it. At a thousand miles an hour.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Smoking a hookah with some colleagues, preferably with a stout beer and raucous music.

UPDATE: We have a fire pit!!! The groovitude has ceased to be quantifiable ;)
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I've dated a reasonable number of train wrecks, and I wouldn't take any of it back. Maybe you've done cool things that didn't work out, too; and we can totally be friends :P

Also, I get *really excited* about music, and then my body only remembers martial arts once it starts moving. After a few years of this nonsense, I actually invented awkward, non-threatening dance motions to make myself look approachable whilst spinning about like a crazy person :P
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...we can dare each other to sing louder, stay up later, take just one more double-shot like poets, dreamers, and other disenfranchised jackasses want to play music or learn ninja shit
...the daimones move you to do so