I'm a silly and fun person in a quiet and polite way. I pride myself on being a great friend to people and being good at what I do. I like old man hobbies like opera and gardening and quiet establishments. I will argue passionately on any one of a number of topics but don’t take it too seriously.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm running a business in London after a reasonably distinguished
and successful career in television and digital media in New York.
I’m really good at
Hiking all day. Cooking for/entertaining friends, listening,
expounding upon pretty much any subject, gardening, bicycle-riding.
Making salads. Identifying antique/exotic cars and other vehicles.
Providing historical facts about architecture/anything. Talking my
way into any establishment. Finding the good in people. I'm also
fairly good at making giant printed things...
Provoking people while making them laugh. I can beat almost anyone
who doesn't play tennis at tennis, so I have that going for me
which is good.
The first things people usually notice about me
that I’m actually listening to them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jeff Buckley. The mamas and the papas. Two Door Cinema, temper trap, temples, the xx, sometime Scissor Sisters, Steely Dan, Vampire Weekend, Neil Young, Maps, Harry Chapin, Hadouken, The XX, Phoenix, Chromatics, Elton John, Metric, Carly Simon.
Managed to read Piketty. The Gold Finch and Secret History recently. I like Franzen, Russell Banks, Michael Ondaatje, Agatha Christie, Joan Didion. I see any and all Shakespeare I can. Richard II is my favorite play, so there's that. I read periodicals frequently.
All the President’s Men, Network, Mullholland Drive, Godfather triology, Rushmore, Manhattan, Brazil. Wall Street. Pi
West Wing, News Radio, Mad Men. NY1’s “In the Papers,” BBC subset: Prime Suspect, Peep Show, Top Gear, Sherlock Holmes, Alan partridge, top of the lake, love The Wire. Really like it.
The six things I could never do without
My sleeping bag
My Acuvue corrective lenses
Running in Victoria Park
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about: what it’s going to be like.
I’m a news junkie, and since I work in media, I really do like to
think about how technology is changing our lives and how I can be a
positive part of it. I spend some time thinking about how I might
be spiritual, and then feel spiritual enough thinking about that.
On a typical Friday night I am
I try to avoid typical nights. Maybe a concert. Maybe making friends with a cat. Cooking for someone or going on an adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I go to the gym and just end up just reading the
newspaper and eating free oranges.
You should message me if
I’m reading a book on hikes to architectural ruins. If this is up your alley, let’s meet at the trail head. Or if you'd like to meet up in London and talk or what have you.