Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Steve. I'm a dreamer, adventurer, (bad) writer, history
buff, thrill seeker, unrepentant Whovian, nomad, racer, dinosaur
wrangler, and often rather silly. I spend most of my time traveling
the country competing in rally and desert races. The environments
and scenery are breathtaking and being out there on your own, man
and machine vs the unknown is indescribable. When at speed all
outside thoughts cease to exist, you become so focused on the car
and the road that they effectively become the entire world. It is
simultaneously adrenaline-pumping intense and zen peaceful.
When not strapped into a tin can hurtling through deserts and
forests at irrational velocities I try to keep myself active here
at home. Lately it seems that has mostly meant writing articles and
coordinating interviews for my latest side project. I hike, bike,
and camp whenever possible. I've recently gotten into jogging and
obstacle course races (Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Tough Mudder,
etc). They're a lot like rally/desert racing, but on foot! It's
perfect! I love the outdoors, love exploring new trails and new
areas. Travel and road trips are a staple. I start going crazy if I
haven't crossed a state line in six weeks. I think meteor showers
are an amazing gift and always make sure I'm out in "stargazing
territory" for the big ones. I'm an avid reader and go through
books like a seven year old through halloween candy. I love music
and couldn't imagine a world without it. I listen primarily to
rock, but my playlist includes something from virtually every genre
(with a steadily increasing quantity of orchestral/classical pieces
and opera). I sing in the car when I'm alone, loudly. My pet
dinosaur Bacon (who somehow has become a bit of a facebook
celebrity) can attest to this. He isn't a fan.
Heights and I are not good friends, but I'll still go rock climbing
on occasion (so long as I've got a good safety harness and someone
trustworthy on belay), I've also been giving serious consideration
to skydiving. We'll see how that goes. I've had a handful of jobs
so far in my life, none of them have been what I'd call "normal,"
including my current one. I wouldn't have it any other way. I stay
up later than I should and don't get along well with mornings. I'm
ok with that. I was on a robotics team in high school (not
battlebots, something more intellectual). I'm grateful beyond words
for the experience because it taught me it's ok to dream big, and
being a part of the team had a large impact on who I am
That's me in a nutshell. If you have any questions feel free to
shoot me a message.
As an aside, it actually bothers me how many of my photos come from
races/motorsport events, but it's really for the only time I have
cameras pointed at me and I'm not the type to stage/plan a photo.
What I’m doing with my life
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Traveling the country racing on roads and trails most definitely
not designed for speed. Seeking new adventures and stumbling across
unexpected waterfalls. Writing stories for and conspiring to slowly
take over a major journalism website.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Tripping over flat surfaces. Seriously. It happens more than you
could ever imagine.
I am also good at being silly and making people laugh, according to
The first things people usually notice about me
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Honestly, I don't know. My hair? My height? My childlike
enthusiasm? Ot perhaps the little red stuffed dinosaur in my pocket
(yes, there's a story there). I'm sure it varies from person to
On second thought, my money's on the dinosaur.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love books and will read almost anything. I'm a fain of everyone
from Dickens to Goethe to King to Crichton to Adams. I tend to lead
more toward the fiction side of it all (though I found Shadow
Divers to be an amazing read). If I had to pick a favorite out of
everything I've ever read, I would have to go with the timeless
creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The original Sherlock Holmes
stories are magnificent. There is reason he is legend.
Choosing a favorite movie is impossible. That being said,
Christoper Nolan has yet to make a film I haven't liked. I tend to
prefer movies that make me think and make me wonder.
There aren't many TV shows I make sure I don't miss, but I am a
Whovain. Now more than ever with Moffat running things. Though the
direction he's taking things does concern me sometimes...
My music tastes are eclectic, vast, and span every genre. I listen
to everything from Rage Against the Machine to Golden Earring to
Gnarles Barkley to 2Cellos to Chopin.
Food is awesome. Let's just leave it at that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How things work and how they could work better. I like to create
and invent. Rube Goldberg was mad a genius and I would kill to have
the creativity of Da Vinci.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, in the shop tinkering, at home reading, or on the road
headed to parts unknown.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My family owns a funeral home. For all practical purposes I grew up
in it. I've worked in it in one capacity or another for about nine
years now. Some people seem to find this life strange. What I find
strange is imagining my world without it.
I have Asperger's, a form of High Functioning Autism. Which
(arguably) puts me in the same room as Einstein, Van Gogh, Goethe,
Asimov, and eight U.S. presidents. Oh, and Elvis.
...at least conversation in the Asperger's room is bound to be
You should message me if
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If you were able to make it this far without falling asleep. If
anything you read interests you. Or if you simply want to meet the
most awesome little stuffed dinosaur in the world.
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