My interests are diverse and deeply rooted: sustainability, education, science communication, pharmacology, integrative health, systems biology, design, ecology, urban ecology, interactivity, food systems, soil, neuroscience, climate science, food science, nutrition, social justice, botany, quantum mechanics, zymurgy, renewable energy, permaculture, alternative transportation, percussion, disc golf, canoeing, backpacking, hiking, biking, trail running, backcountry skiing, ski racing, snow science, art, and architecture...I am liking of the things.
For those of you that get your Myers-Briggs on, INFJ or INFP depending on the test.
I can be a bit passionate and get carried away, so please stop me before I go down the rabbit hole of science in civil company. I don't see the blank stares of, WTF is he talking about.
Trees: Quaking Aspen ((Populus tremuloides) How can other trees hope to compete with one of the oldest living organisms on earth? Send in the clones, the golden rustling clones), Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana), Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicate), Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentals)
Edible Plants: Hops (don't even get me started, unless you REALLY want to know about the diverse and novel bioactivities of Humulus lupulus L.), the whole damn genus Brassica, Nasturtiums, Turmeric, Lowbush Blueberry
Books: Cradle to Cradle, On Food and Cooking, A Sand County Almanac, Ecopsychology, This Idea Must Die
Inspirations: Carl Sagan, Stephen Schneider, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, Margaret Mead, Ferran Adrià, Eleanor Roosevelt
Music (according to my last.fm for the past month): deadmau5 | Purity Ring | Sarah Vaughan | Tame Impala |Nina Simone
Accessory Noise: Design Matters w/ Debbie Millman, Tara Brach, RadioLab, random animal/nature sounds on http://macaulaylibrary.org/ ...
Shows: Horizon, Cosmos, The Daily Show, John Oliver, GOT
Movies: Mononoke-hime, Moonrise Kingdom, Almost Famous, O' Brother Where Art Though, The Grand Hotel Budapest
Food: I'll consume and enjoy just about anything, but whenever possible I think it's important to cultivate my own ingredients or at a minimum support local producers who promote and practice ecological agriculture.
Beverages: Camellia sinensis, Craft/Homebrewed Beer, Cider, Wine, Whiskey
“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” - Wendell Berry
“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” - Henry Miller
Lucky number seven.
What's for dinner, no honestly I think about food a lot.
Urban ecology, green building, Passivhaus, and how we can live BIG, while building SMALL.
Mountains, gosh I spend a lot of time thinking about mountains, and the forces that create and sculpt them.
Trying to appreciate and understand the web of molecular and quantum interactions that make up our perceived experience. Chaos.
The reality that is my current tennis game and flexibility. To think I used to be able to do the splits without thinking.
Lately, being disillusioned with the progress that we as a society are making towards sustainability, equality, peace, and justice.
Antiques, particularly cast iron pans, beer steins, and camera equipment are a weakness.
I'm really looking forward to trying out a hiking kilt this summer. Bring on the airflow and free movement.
You should be:
Down w/ feminism
Unafraid of getting dirty
Comfortable w/ sharing your opinions
Accepting of yourself & others
A steward of the Earth
Looking for an equal
A keen observer
Honestly, adventure is everywhere and I'm looking for good people to revel in this brief and wondrous stellar dance we all find ourselves a part of. Forged from nothing, you, me, and everything we know are gaining entropy, constantly changing and being rebuilt thanks to quantum probabilities. Let us build something awesome.