In the Antarctic high summer I crossed the Anderson Massif from the Bay of Whales to the South Pole. The snow blew like dust across a desert of white. I climbed Cerro Torre in Patagonia and dove to the bottom of a "wine-dark" Aegean Sea, all to realize that what I was looking for was standing right in front of me.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a man on this earth, alive. Just that: ferociously alive.
I’m really good at
forgetting names and where I parked my car. That, and so much more.
The first things people usually notice about me
is a small twitch in my left earlobe that makes me extremely self-conscious. I know because no one's looking at it.
Also, I'm a calm bright warm evening. No, really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like writing that is simply "charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree."
Movies: I like the feeling of sitting in a movie theater right before the film is about to start.
Shows: Yes, but I'm so far behind.
Music: everything, almost.
Food: eating with friends.
The six things I could never do without
Something sexy, something sweet... something smart, and something sleek... sometimes something special and sleep... and all six at once would be super, especially on a Sunday in September.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why don't you write back? I love that photo of you. Your writing is so honest, playful and smart. Can we meet up? Take a walk? Spin in mutual attraction until we fall in a dizzying rush of excitement and anticipation. My words begin to flutter, my blood beating still until all beating stops and I realize that I'm sitting alone in my kitchen typing on a laptop.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typically, I'm training hyenas and jackals how to get along. They don't understand that it's the end of the workweek. They're animals. I also walk to a designated spot in San Francisco and describe it. It's the same spot for four months and then I choose a different spot. At the end of the night I light a sparkler and eat a cupcake to celebrate the weekend, and then I do it again, forever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I use to like "a good walk spoiled".
You should message me if
You're a calm bright blue body of water. Or you think we'd make each other feel like the funniest people on Earth. No, I mean in the World.